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Newtown Connecticut Photo credit:  NewtownFilm.com

A Child Massacre Examined

A surprising number of people actually claim that the entire mass shooting event at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was fabricated. They’re dangerously wrong — and this documentary proves it, while bringing some of the children back to life, if only for a moment.

The Internet Exposed: Encryption, Backdoors and Privacy – and the Quest to Maintain Trust  Photo credit: Sareen Hairabedian The Internet Society / YouTube (Creative Commons)

Online Privacy Video Festival, Part 1

Soon, critical decisions will be taken about how best to monitor bad guys — while not intruding into the online lives of the rest of us. Here’s a primer on what it is all about. It’s a chance to learn and to weigh in — while there’s still time.

Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart Photo credit: Matters of Principle

What Kind of a President would Gary Hart be today?

When he ran for president 29 years ago, Gary Hart was seen as the candidate of new vision and new ideas. Today he thinks we need to get back to the fundamental ideas of our nation’s founders. Gary Hart talks to WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman about the downward spiral from the revolutionary ideal of citizen participation to the corporate reality of Citizens United.

FBI Director James Comey and Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei  Photo credit: Adapted by WhoWhatWhy from U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr, FBI.gov and oncenoticiasipn / YouTube

China and the US: Big Brothers-In-Law?

“Big Brother” is getting even bigger in China. In a development that the author of “1984” would surely have appreciated, China recently passed an “anti-terrorism law” that seems an excuse for a clampdown. It also eerily mirrors calls by US officials for access to encrypted communications.

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