by Michael Tracey “O hateful error, melancholy’s child! Why dost thou show, to the apt thoughts of men, The things that are not?” – (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, ib, 67) Then something strange […]
If you have a pulse and an IQ of at least 70, you probably realize that our mainstream press sucks. The silly bitches at the networks (and way too many newspapers, as […]
While cable news dutifully devotes nonstop coverage to the latest random criminal cases — kidnappings, shootouts, murderous love triangles, car chases — it’s telling when a supposed break in one of the biggest manhunts in FBI history, for a terrorist who murdered and poisoned multiple American citizens with anthrax, takes a backseat to nearly every other story. That is, if it’s mentioned at all.
Even as details, leaks and a burgeoning list of questions bubbled to the surface last week, demanding serious scrutiny, the big three broadcast networks were equally blasÃ©. Some nights skipping mention of the unfolding story altogether, as did last Tuesday’s editions of CBS Evening News and ABC World News (though both that evening reported the eminently newsworthy story of a thrill-seeking English couple who married while being strapped outside separate airplanes). On the same night, Brian Williams afforded 39 precious seconds to the anthrax investigation on NBC Nightly News.
By Martin Bosworth The accessing of private passport-based travel data of all three Presidential candidates by contractors working for the State Department has finally galvanized Capitol Hill to address the issue of […]
Today it really starts. The Iowa caucuses are tonight, and by the end of the night of February 5, 2008, we’ll almost certainly know who the two next presidential candidates from the […]
“Corporate America ought to be darned worried. If you are a major corporation with very sensitive technology, you have been targeted. Somebody is spying on you right now.” Todd Davis, FBI supervisor […]
In response to an inquiry launched by House Democrats as to the role the major telecoms played in abetting the NSA surveillance program, Verizon came out yesterday and admitted that it had […]
Tapping your phone is frighteningly easy these days. So is tapping your Internet data stream. A while back, I wrote an essay over on The Daedalnexus titled “Telephony 101 – aka wiretapping […]
Telecoms want immunity from prosecution for illegal spying–and Bush and the Democrats may just get it for them
By Martin Bosworth The Sept. 20 Newsweek had an illuminating look at the secret lobbying campaign being waged by the major telecom companies to retroactively block lawsuits against them for their participation […]
By Martin Bosworth As our own Sunfell excellently explained recently, our society is rapidly becoming one where your data shadow can chase you wherever you go. Where privacy is an illusion, where […]