Why pay taxes when the government can use you – and your personal information – as a cash cow? By selling data about individuals to marketing companies – and who has more data on people than the government? – the state can profit handsomely. And government doesn’t need to inform you about what’s going on, nor does it need your permission.
President Barack Obama recently used the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to tout his own wildly unpopular healthcare overhaul. But black conservatives think King would have some issues with the Obama Administration.
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Two recent polls give a little insight into the differences between American Democrats and Republicans with regard to which industries they most admire and how dedicated people in each group are to their own careers. A Gallup poll released last week examines how Democratic voters and Republican voters differ in how they perceive “business and […]
Citing the importance of kids’ safety, the Glendale, California Unified School District has hired a third-party social media monitoring service to begin combing through the online postings of 13,000 high school students who attend eight middle and high schools. According to CBS Los Angeles, the district has hired local company Geo Listening, a self-described “social […]
There has been a great deal of Internet chatter in recent months about the massive difference between Senator Barack Obama and President Barack Obama. In light of the National Security Agency Spying revelations and what appears to be a looming military engagement in Syria, a 2007 Boston Globe interview with Senator Obama is a paramount […]
Facebook has released a tally sheet enumerating how many times governments have requested information on individual users over the first six months of 2013. In all, there have been more than 25,000 requests from national governments worldwide – and, as you might have guessed, the U.S. is at the front of the pack. The release, […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
As social media continues to supplant real living for more people who’ve embraced technology’s offer of an always-on existence, real-world repercussions of laying one’s persona before the public often come along in unexpected ways.
The office of acting New Jersey Attorney General John Jay Hoffman released a new report last month revealing that too many highway patrol officers in the Garden State break the department’s own rules, using excessive force during routine traffic stops, using motorists’ race as a determinant when bringing out police dogs and improperly searching vehicles.