Reading Time: 2 minutes An ad outfit has created an app that will allow cameras to automatically identify us when we walk into retail establishments. The promise is a good deal. But the implications represent a very, very bad deal.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Does anyone besides Ron Wyden care about privacy anymore? From the evidence, it doesn’t seem like it.
Reading Time: 4 minutes John Pilger has a fascinating take on how we respond to particular issues while being distracted from others. An essay on the politics of marriage equality, mass murder, and class.
Reading Time: < 1 minute High School here….
Reading Time: 2 minutes Perhaps you’ve seen the list of words that trigger government electronic snooping. But have you ever seen what happens when you use them all?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Would you like to know what the government really knows about the death of JFK? About 9/11? Other big mysteries? It’s “eat your broccoli time!” Here’s why you should pay attention to federal policy on releasing—and not releasing—documents.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Obama Administration is not being completely straight with us when it comes to the Occupy protests. A growing body of documentation suggests that the Department of Homeland Security is deeply involved in coordinating surveillance of protesters—and maybe more.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hollywood, like all fine institutions, routinely lies to us about most everything. So, when someone calls them on it, that’s a breath of fresh air. Here’s a “back at ya” post from Dan Harmon, recently relieved by NBC of his duties running the comedy show Community.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fewer Americans are committing serious crimes than ever. But more Americans are getting locked up. Why? Ask our friends in the rapidly growing and very lucrative private prison industry.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We warned about the risks of overplaying the Trayvon Martin case. Now, the other shoe drops. Trayvon Martin….Tyrone Woodfork.