The latest NSA revelations reveal deeper and more insidious intrusions into our lives, and show deeper collusion between the government and private enterprise. If you really, really think this is OK because you have “nothing to hide,” you better be damn sure that’s the case.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday August 16, 2013 1:37 pm|
The Google/Microsoft war grows uglier. This time, Google is refusing to allow Microsoft to have access to the YouTube API key for an app on Windows phones.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 8, 2013 10:15 am|
The FISA court has granted the Justice Department its fourth extension to respond to the request by Google and Microsoft to lift the gag order preventing them from revealing details of their work with the government.
|By: cocktailhag Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00 pm|
Each week when I sit down to write a post, I wrack my brain to think of something positive, or at least relatively so, to write about, and each week events prevent this from happening. It’s hard not to feel typecast when even the most complimentary commenters nonetheless refer to one’s work as a “rant” or admit that I’ve made them more depressed, angry, hopeless, or whatever.
For that reason, I am happy to announce that for the first time in recent memory the week’s news, taken together, makes me feel uncharacteristically optimistic.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday July 16, 2013 3:10 pm|
Nineteen organizations including Calguns Foundation, a gun owners group, and the First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, have come together to file a lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) for violating their right to freedom of association under the First Amendment by collecting and storing, in bulk, data from their members’ call records.
|By: DSWright Friday July 12, 2013 6:50 am|
Many probably assumed this massive collaboration was occurring, but now there are the documents to prove it. I try to be cynical but I can’t keep up.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Thursday May 2, 2013 6:51 am|
Microsoft, which is trying to position itself in a major advertising campaign as a privacy friendly Internet company, should take a simple step that shows it means what it says.
Online tracking is pervasive and invasive on the Internet.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday January 22, 2013 4:15 pm|
If you want to know where your member of Congress or House staffer is today, there’s a good chance they’re at the State of the Net conference at the DC Hilton, rubbing elbows with the tech lobbyists who love them.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 17, 2012 1:10 pm|
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt boasts to Bloomberg about the rapid proliferation of Google’s Android smartphone operating system, comparing it to Microsoft’s domination of the desktop platform in the 90s. and if everyone remembers the 90s correctly, the Department of Justice stepped in and smacked Microsoft around for antitrust violation, without which they would have no doubt strangled Google in its infancy.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday December 10, 2012 2:10 pm|
Google is out there whispering in the ears of journalists that they are off the hook for search manipulation and that there are three solid votes in opposition to the FTC pursuing the case. Perhaps they know things nobody else does, but if it’s true, it will raise all kinds of questions about the agency’s balk, particularly with regard to commissioner Edith Ramirez.