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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. […]

When Mark of the Beast and End Times Outrank Available Evidence, Conspiracies Follow

Since January 2013, writers at Irregular Times have been pointing out the problems in the conspiracy theory insisting that the “Obamacare” health care law requires all Americans to be forcibly implanted with RFID-trackable microchips starting this year. The biggest problem with this claim is empirical: if you read the text of the law yourself, you’ll […]

Google To Release GoogleMug In April

The apps specially designed for the GoogleMug will make use of an array of sensors on the interior of the cup. The background of the screen exterior will change color as the coffee or tea inside cools. Embedded heaters can also be set to automatically reheat the liquid once it goes down below a certain temperature. […]

Social Media Infographic Hype Doesn't Help

This morning, a contact of mine recommended an infographic to me.

Go ahead and click on the infographic (uploaded April 2012) if you’d like to read it in detail on its original website,; I can’t find the space to post the graphic at its full size and write about it at the same time. […]

The Evolution of a Quote: Misconceived, Misattributed, Misconstrued

Yesterday a professional contact of mine shared the following message on Facebook:

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an […]

Security Culture Blow To Freedom Culture Began Before September 2001

This inversion in the political culture of the United States is happening at a time when the technology for the creation of a security state has been developed beyond our ancestors’ capacity for imagination. The FISA Amendments Act and the Patriot Act have resulted in the creation of a ubiquitous surveillance system far more powerful than what George Orwell anticipated in 1948. […]

Is Occupy Bigger Than Jesus?

Judging by global search trends, the Occupy Movement is not bigger than Jesus, but for a time it was bigger than Lady Gaga:

But in the news Occupy was definitely bigger than Jesus this summer and fall, at least until Jesus’ birthday came around:

Looking for something that is consistently bigger than Jesus? […]

Governments Request More User Data from Google in 2011. Which Countries are the Biggest Culprits?

Earlier this month, I shared with you a map showing results from Google’s report on the number of requests for user data from the governments of the world, current through December 2010:

Google has just updated its report to include a new six-month period, January to June of 2011. The most acquisitive governments of […]

World Governments Request User Data from Google. Which Ones and How Much?

A Private Alternative To Google

Would you use a more private alternative to Google? […]

Google's Gmail Notifier Excludes Google's Internet Browser

Well, isn’t that just the darndest thing. A program written by google called the Gmail Notifier puts an application on your computer’s desktop and tells you when a fresh piece of e-mail has arrived in your Gmail account. If you click to “Open Inbox,” an internet browser launches the full gmail application, and you can […]