LOBBYING: Closer to Bribery, or Extortion?

LOBBYING: Closer to Bribery, or Extortion?

We’ve certainly talked quite a bit about the institutional-level corruption of the way Congress and lobbying works, but a recent This American Life episode, done in partnership with thePlanet Money team takes a much deeper dive into how lobbying works. You...
Sex, Technology, and its Harm To Children

Sex, Technology, and its Harm To Children

Information technology, among all that it does, brings together two things which are wonderful when apart, and frightening when combined: children, and sex. For the past couple decades, this has, understandably, freaked us all out. We need to calm down and have a talk...
Twitter, the FBI, and You

Twitter, the FBI, and You

In the future, if you tweet out a photo of a hilarious, meme-tastic kitten, it might be best not to include terms like “white powder,” “dirty bomb,” or “Death to America.” Since late January, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has...
STOP CISPA: Come Togeter – Take Action

STOP CISPA: Come Togeter – Take Action

COME TOGETHER TO STOP CISPA! WHAT IS CISPA? The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (H.R. 3523) is a bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Reps. Mike Rogers (D-MI) and C.A. “Dutch” Ruppersberger (D-MD) in late 2011. It amends the...
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