The Way of the Drone: Emblem for an Empire of Cowards

The Way of the Drone: Emblem for an Empire of Cowards

A few months back, I reposted here an article that I wrote 10 years ago, before the invasion of Iraq: a fictional scenario of how the Terror War would play out on the ground of the target nations — and in the minds of those sent to wage these campaigns. I was...
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...
Pentagon Wants Spy Troops Posing as Businessmen

Pentagon Wants Spy Troops Posing as Businessmen

If the Pentagon gets its way, the gentleman doodling on his notepad as your next overseas business trip goes on endlessly could be a soldier, sailor, airman or marine in disguise. This extraordinary redefinition of the U.S. military’s authorities for clandestine...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining

Everything You Wanted to Know About Data Mining

A guide to what data mining is, how it works, and why it’s important. Big data is everywhere we look these days. Businesses are falling all over themselves to hire ‘data scientists,’ privacy advocates are concerned about personal data and control,...
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