Caught Stealing Data in Europe, U.S. Now Seeks to Legalize the Theft

By: Monday August 4, 2014 7:56 am

Nearly unique among nations, the U.S. broadly imposes extraterritoriality– in the case, the enforcement of U.S. laws in other, sovereign nations.

 

NSA Spying Costs U.S. Companies Up To $180 Billion in Lost Overseas Business

By: Friday August 1, 2014 8:15 am

The German government will end its contract with Verizon. Brazil dumped Boeing for Swedish company Saab to replace its fighter jets. Sources told Bloomberg News“The NSA problem ruined it” for the U.S. defense contractor.

Unfettered NSA spying has cost U.S. companies up to $180 billion in lost overseas business. The number is expected to grow.

FISA Court Judges Signing Off on NSA Surveillance Programs Invest in Verizon Stock

By: Monday July 28, 2014 12:12 pm

The secretive court that rules on the legality of NSA domestic surveillance programs has members holding stakes in the telecommunications companies affected by the court’s decisions. This conflict of interest poses a serious risk to the actual and perceived impartiality of the shadowy court.

Edward Snowden Is the Most Dangerous Man in America. Good.

By: Monday July 21, 2014 11:07 am

Speaking via video link (he uses Skype!) from Russia to the HopeX hackers’ conference in New York City July 19, Edward Snowden issued a call to arms to those present. Engineers, he said, “need to think now in adversarial terms to defeat government technical capabilities.” While the government now uses technology to shield themselves from accountability, software and hardware must “become a way to express our freedoms while protecting our freedoms.”

FCC Tries To Have It Both Ways On Net Neutrality Rules

By: Friday May 16, 2014 11:05 am

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Tom Wheeler has put out some misleading statements claiming the FCC was respecting the goals of Net Neutrality while operationally destroying it. And now Wheeler has put forward a rule that alleges to prevent ISPs from “blocking or slowing down access to websites” while also allowing those same ISPs to charge content companies for “faster and more reliable delivery.”

Could Facebook End the Cable Companies’ Chokehold on Broadband Access With Its New Solar Powered Drones?

By: Friday March 28, 2014 11:20 am

Many will feel a great sense of schadenfreude to read today that Facebook announced its plans to bring wireless internet to rural communities with the acquisition of British-based aerospace company Ascenta.

Verizon v. FCC Just Crushed Democracy, Justice, and Cat Video in One Swoop!

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 5:00 pm

A Washington D.C Appeals Court is allowing internet service providers to slow down access speed to any website that doesn’t cough up a fee. 

Net Neutrality: Goodbye Open Internet?

By: Tuesday January 14, 2014 6:52 pm

Today marks a moment long dreaded — the beginning of the end of net neutrality.

NSA and Corporate Cooperation Revealed

By: Monday December 30, 2013 11:55 am

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.

As Unemployed Lose Benefits DC Enjoys A Wonderful Year Of Patronage

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 11:50 am

In DC, it’s been a hell of a year. DC residents are enjoying a personal income boom thanks to the kind of patronage found in the Ryan-Murray budget. Special interests are getting rich off of near endless taxpayer money.

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