Nineteen Eighty-Four

You know that little game where corporations like Netflix, TiVo and Amazon.com try to "recommend" products they think will appeal to you? That process is based on meticulously crafted algorithms that apply artificial intelligence to retail choices.
Irony 1: "Dear NSA, you can do whatever you want with my data. But not with my eyes," wrote Emiland De Cubber in a Slideshares
"In the abstract, you can complain about Big Brother and how this is a potential program run amok, but when you actually
I don't like the idea of an unmanned aircraft buzzing in the skies around my neighborhood (even police helicopters are annoying) with the sole purpose of collecting information by filming the activities of citizens who have not broken the law.
It's a strategy that has for the most part gone unpenalized by a media which seems resigned to playing sportscaster when its real duty is referee, having manacled itself with the irrelevance that comes in the service of "balance."
Dozens of states on the brink of bankruptcy. Congress in upheaval. Half a dozen countries in the Middle East on the brink of revolution and unemployment stuck at about 9%.
In a police state, citizens live in fear of the police monitoring them. But what do you call it when the police themselves know that at any time or place while they are performing their duties, the citizens could be monitoring them?
Paul Hol, a volunteer for the charity Lifeline, found the book when he was sorting through the pile of donations. "It's in
    So why are they different than CIA agents who may have been in the same Abu Graib prison at the same time doing similar
I'm on a lot of strange press lists, so I get a lot of strange press releases, but this is the first time I've ever gotten one from another dimension, I have to admit.