The Republican presidential primary is heating up, which means, in practical terms, that the GOP candidates are competing to see who can propose the most extreme authoritarian ways to undermine the Constitution in order to exploit Americans’ fears. Horrified voters thought that no one could
During this week’s Democratic presidential debate, when asked about Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who exposed widespread unconstitutional spying against the American people by the National Security Agency, Hillary Clinton resorted to the standard talking points used by Washington D.C. power elites. “He stole very important
It’s been nearly fourteen years since the passage of the USA Patriot Act and the initiation of massive programs of surveillance and military interdiction that are supposed to have been enacted in order to stop the terrorists who, we’ve been told for nearly fourteen years,
Market Research Conference To Show Corporations How To Use Flying Drones and Robots To Spy On Shoppers
If the people at the MRMW conference believe that using robots to spy on us as we shop is such a good idea, why aren’t they making information about this session open to the public in general?
Violating Americans’ trust using a behind-the-curve cultural appeal? It sounds like this guy from Hipster.com will fit in quite nicely with the Jeb Bush for President team.
Chellie Pingree voted for the GOP Secret Science Reform Act. Perhaps Representative Pingree simply sees the way the wind is blowing, and is happy to go along with the rising tide of right wing politics in America, health, privacy and science be damned.
Social networking web sites are no fun any more, says Paul Budnitz, founder of Ello. Ello is a relatively new social networking site that promises not to engage in electronic surveillance of its users, as Facebook, Twitter, and the other big social media sites do.
Yesterday, Jim noted that, despite promises of reforms of extraordinary spying powers created under the FISA Amendments Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has failed to create the position of Public Advocate that was recommended by a Presidential commission at the end of last year.
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
This report, which we will update several times during the primary campaign and general election, will summarize what actions the different declared and likely presidential candidates are taking to incorporate surveillance software into their own political web sites.
When the internet was founded, the use of the technology for pecuniary gain was a banishable offense. Now spying on people is considered the norm. Take Kissmetrics, which tracks people and connects their common browsing of websites across different computers and tablets so that people