The social web used to be about broadcasting your life. Maybe not any more.
Privacy and celebrity aren't particularly well-acquainted concepts. But actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and John Cusack appear in a new PSA video calling for an end to NSA surveillance practices.
It’s the best way to stave off the oncoming onslaught of cyber-attacks.
A tip sheet for the scandals
How should you feel about the latest invasions of privacy? We asked Jeffrey Rosen to give us a tip sheet for the scandals.
Just last Friday, walking down the street, I saw a handmade sign above a dumpster warning passersby not to deposit their trash there. "Smile. You're on camera," said the sign. A few minutes later, reading on my phone, I came across a comment on a story about the NSA that quoted a computer firm executive as telling a crowd at a lecture he was giving, "You have no privacy. Get over it." Then, about twenty minutes after that, I went to send an e-mail on my computer and a little window popped up informing me that Safari, my Web browser, wanted "to access" my stored personal information.
What the NSA owes Pink Floyd
Someone at the National Security Agency is apparently a Pink Floyd fan.
Back in the mid-'80s, this country engaged in a tortuous debate over aid to Nicaragua’s Contras. Perhaps you remember the freedom fighters who, with significant aid from the United States government (and from the charming junta of Argentina), waged a war against the also less-than-fastidious Sandinista movement that had overthrown the country’s military dictator. Eventually Congress got sick of the Reagan administration’s aid, and decided to pass the Boland amendments, which forbade directly military support to the counter-revolutionaries.
Justice Antonin Scalia was at his finest in criticizing the Court over its approval of DNA swabs
Justice Antonin Scalia was at his finest in criticizing the Court over its approval of DNA swabs.
How corporations hijacked the First Amendment
How big business hijacked the First Amendment.