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Puke Different

Hey, Apple geniuses: Technology that brings users a lively feeling in their stomach may not be what they are hoping for in their smartphones. [...]

Top 5 Internet Absurdities Of The Day

5. This morning, Fast Company reports that Facebook is now going to make it less difficult for people to buy things online by providing a way for people to route their financial interactions through Facebook, allowing Facebook to take a cut as a middleman. How many people are suffering from the difficulty of making a [...]

Waiting For Congress To Confront NSA Spies? Here’s Some Action To Take In The Meantime.

A Republican Congressman attends a classified briefing on NSA spying, and emerges declaring that Americans need more protection from Big Brother surveillance. Still, Congress is failing to take concrete action to deal with the NSA scandal. What can you do while D.C. dithers? [...]

Hewlett Packard Will Protect Your Computer From Teenagers But Not From The NSA

Hewlett Packard may have tools to protect corporate laptops from curious teenagers, but HP offers no protection from the unconstitutional, encryption-crushing Big Brother electronic surveillance programs of the NSA. [...]

Americans Shrug Their Shoulders At New iPhones

What the engineers of the iPhone 5S have done is like slapping a fingerprint sensor lock on the front door of a house, while leaving the side door and garage doors unlocked, and a first floor window open. Intelligent people who are looking to communicate securely are not going to do it using an iPhone. [...]

iPhone The Most Insecure Smartphone Against NSA Spying

A new report details how the National Security Agency can access remarkable amounts of user data from smartphones. It’s not just email and telephone calls that the NSA can grab, but contact information, physical location, and even information from documents that are kept on the phones but not transmitted.

Blackberry phones and Androids are vulnerable, [...]

Your Encryption Will Not Save Your Privacy

The rare corporations that have refused to betray promises of encryption to their customers have been targeted by the NSA anyway, through hacking operations that have stolen encryption keys or found other ways to bust through privacy protections. [...]

LG Making TVs That Will Allow NSA To Track What We Watch

Interactive technology means intrusive technology. Technology that’s smart enough to adapt to users’ directions and to sense their interests is also smart enough to keep records about what users do. Add Internet connectivity to that intelligence, and the privacy of the American home will take a big hit. [...]

At The Airport

Baking The Queen’s Cookies

When the royal family advises me about how their web site is going to track me, it leaves me feeling like simply turning my back on Elizabeth and walking straight out of the room normally the next time she comes to visit. [...]

iWatch Brings Big Brother Out Into The Open

The iWatch is one step forward into an electronic surveillance network in the USA that is not only nearly ubiquitous, but conspicuous as well. [...]