If Jeff Bezos ever tires of regularly shelling out tens of millions of dollars to subsidize the Washington Post’s losses, he’s going to have to take on the Google online advertising monopoly.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 6, 2013 4:31 pm|
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 6, 2013 2:00 pm|
Last Friday, an anonymous editor working from an IP address assigned to the US Senate changed Edward Snowden’s Wikipedia entry from “dissident” to “traitor.”
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday August 5, 2013 12:03 pm|
Nobody can argue with the FBI’s legitimate pursuit of removing child pornographers from the internet. However, in a country that equates whistleblowers with terrorists and charges them with espionage and aiding the enemy, there is also serious concern in the tech community today that the anonymity provided by the Tor network can now be compromised in ways that jeopardize secure legitimate communication.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday August 1, 2013 2:58 pm|
Today the President is meeting with key members of the Senate involved in NSA oversight, the day after the Guardian released details of the NSA’s X-Keyscore program. And since many of them have been publicly swearing up and down that the NSA has no programs which collect email content or telephone calls, it’s entirely possible that it is the first time many of them have been briefed on the details of X-Keyscore.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday July 31, 2013 12:30 pm|
President Obama has historically considered the Hill some lower bardo of hell. One of the major complaints of Congressional Democrats has always been that the President does not consult them or include them in shaping his legislative agenda, let alone stop by for a chin wag. So imagine everyone’s surprise when the President suddenly announced he was coming to the Hill today to meet with all the Democrats — the day before the August recess begins.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday July 22, 2013 1:57 pm|
9to5Mac has a rundown of the talent recruited for Apple’s iWatch team, the latest being fitness experts. They are also apparently examining wearable competitive products like Jawbone Up, a wristband and app that tracks how you sleep, move and eat.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday July 18, 2013 2:24 pm|
While I don’t have a problem with Americans buying safe drugs from Canadian pharmacies, it’s a bit skeevy for Google to be profiting from YouTube content selling cocaine and prescription painkillers to teenagers. It smacks of James Franco in Spring Breakers.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday July 15, 2013 12:42 pm|
The impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA continue to reverberate. Internet users are growing increasingly antsy about the personal data being tracked (and handed over to the NSA) by the big search engines, and are turning to the independent search engine DuckDuckGo in ever greater numbers.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday February 8, 2013 11:29 am|
Sean Eldridge, the 26 year-old husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has filed paperwork to run as a Democratic candidate in New York’s 19th district, currently represented by two-term Republican incumbent Chris Gibson.
|By: Jane Hamsher Monday February 4, 2013 11:01 am|
Last night Yoko Ono presented the 2013 Courage Award to Julian Assange, who accepted in absentia in New York.