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Dot & Bo Take Commercial Surveillance to New Low

When you visit the website of furniture and tchotchke seller Dot & Bo, this is what you see. At first glance, the Dot and Bo “splash” screen doesn’t look unusual — many websites that try to sell you something would like to have your Facebook account information and e-mail address, all the better to [...]

New Americans Elect Handbook asks Presidential Campaigns to Build AE Personal Information Database. Why?

What is Americans Elect for? Literal thinking on the subject has it that the purpose of Americans Elect, a 501c4 corporation with hidden funders, is to run the first-ever privately-run online presidential nomination in the history of America. But could the Americans Elect have an additional, commercially useful result? [...]

Inauguration Hair Extensions

This is easily the most brazen Barack Obama inauguration commercial tie-in I’ve seen:

Change Your Hair, Change The World. Just remember that Change comes from the bottom up.

If Firefighters Ran Congress

How does the commercial actually convince firefighters to buy heavy duty cell phones? This Nextel ad fails to successfully make the pitch. [...]