Category World Wide Web

The Net Is Mightier Than The Sword – James Corbett at TEDxGroningen

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Everything Google knows about you (and how it knows it)

By Caitlin Dewey A Google data center in Mayes County, Okla. (AP Photo/Google, Connie Zhou) According to Google, I am a woman between the ages of 25 and 34 who speaks English as her primary language and has accumulated an unwieldy 74,486 e-mails in her life. I like cooking, dictionaries and Washington, D.C. I own a […]

Obama Battles His Own Appointee On Net Neutrality

By: DSWright President Obama made headlines recently by endorsing the concept of net neutrality and saying that internet service providers should be treated more like phone utilities than cable providers. It is an increasingly popular position as many people realize that unlike cable service, the internet has become a necessary feature of modern living. One […]

Cable Company Fuckery

Net Neutrality [RAP NEWS 25]

There Goes the Internet

Goodbye Net Neutrality, Hello Gilded Age Internet By Mark Fiore Did you hear about the recent federal appealscourt ruling that shot down the terribly-named“net neutrality?”  Most people probably didn’t notice the news and aren’t quite sure what net neutrality actually means anyway.  Before the court ruling, Internet service providers had to treat all content going through their pipes […]

The Rise of the Reader

From tomdispatch.com In the “golden age of journalism,” here’s what I could once do.  In the 1960s and early 1970s, I read the New York Times (as I still do in print daily), various magazines ranging from the New Yorker and Ramparts to “underground” papers like the Great Speckled Bird when they happened to fall into my hands, and I.F. Stone’s Weekly (to which I subscribed), […]