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The Injured Pope Collider From Google News

Google News creates incoherent mashups of current events. […]

Google Wants Kids To Use Apps On The Playground Instead Of Playing

The message of this advertisement seems to be: Get your students an Android tablet from Google For Education, and video game learning can replace physical education. What Google genius thought that would be an effective piece of marketing? […]

Ello Declares March NSFW Month (Unless You Don’t Want That). Is that Better than Blogger?

Featuring those gol-darned genital hands in every possible pairwise combination, the new social media platform Ello has released its decision to allow the content that those hands signify. Ello writes in an e-mail blast:

“Following Google’s decision to ban NSFW content from Blogger (followed by an awkward reversal), we decided to celebrate freedom of […]

Help Surveillance Valley Expose The Big Brother App

Yasha Levine is writing a book, titled Surveillance Valley, that will describe the involvement of Silicon Valley giants such as Google in the federal government’s regime of electronic surveillance against the American people […]

Thanksgiving is… Contested

The autocomplete feature of Google describes the most common searches containing a phrase. The most common searches about Thanksgiving Day, being thankful, being grateful (and their negations) give us a bit of a glimpse into the cultural concerns we give about Thanksgiving. Here are the Google autocomplete results about Thanksgiving Day that appeared on Thanksgiving […]

New Park in Rockland, Maine Celebrates Google Maps

“The brilliance of Google,” writes Owl Eyes Creative, “is that the company has grown to understand its users.”

Part of understanding Google’s users is an understanding of where Google users live. Google has become an unrivaled expert at using the power of well-designed data mining to create a deeper level of understanding for users about […]

The 90 Percent Of Us Who Need Google Glass

The Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that most workers don’t make enough money to buy Google Glass as a professional accessory. […]

NSA Spying On Normal Lawful Communications Just In Case We Might Do Evil

The genius of the NSA spying system is that it’s never in plain sight, though it’s something that we all may reasonably suspect is watching us at any moment. […]

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. […]

News About Electronic Surveillance Gets Even Worse

Several new pieces of news reveal that online spying, involving both the NSA and corporations, is even worse than we thought. […]

When You Search With Google You Fund Antiscientific Propaganda

Google’s position defending those in power against grassroots change is confirmed in this week’s news that Google is now supporting politicians who oppose action to slow down climate change. […]