Tag Archive: national security agency

Feb 25 2014

The dangerous seduction of drones

Senior Obama administration officials say our government is sharply scaling back its drone strikes in Pakistan. That’s a step in the right direction. It would be even better if the entire U.S. program of targeted killings in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia were scrapped. By embracing drones as a primary foreign policy tool, President Barack Obama …

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Dec 28 2013

Every Step You Take

Our emails are being tapped, our phone messages tracked, our cell phone locations mapped, and our license plates photographed. You may have noticed that a number of countries are angry at the United States. It’s that Edward Snowden thing. Spying has suddenly provided a convenient horse for foreign leaders to ride in venting their simmering …

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Aug 08 2013

Unfit to Print: Suddenly, all self-respecting billionaires need to own at least one newspaper.

What’s the hottest trend among men who have it all? writing essays for money Buying islands and Picassos is out. Buying newspapers is in. We’re not talking about subscriptions here. All self-respecting billionaires should own at least one newspaper, preferably a big one. Within a single week, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos agreed to spend $250 …

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Aug 07 2013

When personalized becomes predatory: Advertisers set their strategies according to damaging stereotypes.

What do you think of when you hear the words “internet surveillance”? If you’ve been following the news, you might be thinking about the National Security Agency’s PRISM spying program. Or maybe you’re recalling debates about the age-old battle between security and liberty and deciding where to draw the line. That’s not the whole story, …

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