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Tech Giants Drop CISA Support as Controversial Spy Bill Heads for Vote

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams October 22, 2015   Tech Giants Drop CISA Support as Controversial Spy Bill Heads for Vote Following grassroots campaigns, Google, Apple, and other companies come out against government surveillance legislation   Apple and Microsoft are “Team Internet.” Verizon and AT&T are “Team NSA.” (Photo: nikauforestT/iStockphoto)   Following a number of […]


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Google Is Restructuring Under a New Company Called Alphabet

By Against Crony Capitalism August 11, 2015   Google Is Restructuring Under a New Company Called Alphabet     So apparently there’s going to be “search” which will remain Google, and then everything else which will be under Alphabet. I like it. Get it? ALPHA – BET. And it’s probably a pretty good bet given […]


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Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission

By Against Crony Capitalism June 24, 2015   Google eavesdropping tool installed on computers without permission       We’ve written about some smart TVs and their ability to essentially surveil your living room. But if you have Chromium installed on your laptop you may have to worry about your computer doing the same thing. (Not […]


Clearing your browser history can be deemed ‘obstruction of justice’ in the U.S.

By Lauren O’Neil CBC News June 9, 2015 9:39 AM ET   Clearing your browser history can be deemed ‘obstruction of justice’ in the U.S. Boston Marathon bomber’s acquaintance could face 20 years in prison for deleting files     Next week, a 24-year-old man who knew Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev is scheduled to appear in U.S. Federal […]

Under the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act, clearing your browser history could land you a felony charge for destroying records in a federal investigation — whether you realize you're under investigation or not. (Shutterstock/amaze646)

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Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 2, 2015   Free Speech, Facebook and the NSA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly     “A person under surveillance is no longer free; a society under surveillance is no longer a democracy.”—Writers Against Mass Surveillance THE GOOD NEWS: Americans have a right to freely express […]


You Can Now Turn Any Google Map Into A Pac-Man Game

By Chris Morran Consumerist March 31, 2015   You Can Now Turn Any Google Map Into A Pac-Man Game     Have you ever looked at a Google Map and thought to yourself, “It would be flippin’ awesome if I could play Pac-Man on this street grid”? Probably not, because that is not something that […]

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AT&T Charges $40/Month More For Fiber Internet If Google Isn’t In Your Town Yet

By Chris Morran Consumerist March 30, 2015   AT&T Charges $40/Month More For Fiber Internet If Google Isn’t In Your Town Yet     Only weeks ago, AT&T announced gigabit fiber broadband service in Kansas City for $70/month. Granted, customers have to give up their right to privacy to get that rate, but at least […]


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Google To Start Doing Its Mega-Personalized Ad-Serving Thing On TV, Too

By Kate Cox Consumerist March 23, 2015   Google To Start Doing Its Mega-Personalized Ad-Serving Thing On TV, Too   (Al Ibrahim)   As dominant as it is and has been for decades, TV advertising is something of a crapshoot. Neilsen ratings are still the gold standard for every network out there, especially since they […]


Report: Google Error Leaks Hidden Data For 280,000 Domains

By Mary Beth Quirk Consumerist March 13, 2015   Report: Google Error Leaks Hidden Data For 280,000 Domains     Usually when we hear that a company has had a bunch of data leaked to the world, hackers are responsible. But in the case of a Google leak involving hidden data for 280,000 domain names, […]

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West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence

By Clark Mindock OpenSecrets.org March 8, 2015   West Coast, East Coast: Silicon Valley Blurs the Distinction With Washington Presence   Silicon Valley has staked its claim in Washington. From Capitol Hill to the White House, tech money is everywhere — and 2016 looks like it will be the industry’s biggest year yet. Tech may […]


Will Google soon define what is “truth” and what is not?

By Nick Sorrentino Against Crony Capitalism March 2, 2015   Will Google soon define what is “truth” and what is not?     This is a bit creepy. Though it is true that there is lots of misinformation on the web, and that the quest for higher quality search results is very good one, that […]

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