Liking A Company On Facebook Could Surrender Your Right To Sue

By: Thursday April 17, 2014 11:42 am

Welcome to more fun in 21st century litigation. Food conglomerate General Mills has implemented some interesting rules regarding digital coupons and social media. If someone downloads a coupon or likes the company on Facebook they may be surrendering their right to sue, instead a consumer must enter arbitration if any disputes arises. When contacted by [...]

Facebook Getting Into The Drone Business

By: Tuesday March 4, 2014 8:14 am

It seems Silicon Valley has once again found a way to profit off of taxpayer funded technology. The drone industry, which has had massive amounts of R&D provided by US taxpayers, is taking off and now TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook wants in. As part of its effort to bring in new customers Facebook helped [...]

[UPDATED] Business Insider Compromises Integrity On Buzzfeed Story

By: Wednesday February 12, 2014 7:58 am

One ever-diminishing hope for New Media was that it would set a higher standard for journalistic integrity and principles, no more closed off favor-trading elite trying to manage the news for its own benefit. Yeah, not so much. According to Gawker, a piece that included a critique of Buzzfeed‘s notoriously sketchy business model at Business [...]

As Unemployed Lose Benefits DC Enjoys A Wonderful Year Of Patronage

By: Tuesday December 24, 2013 10:20 am

Thanks in part to the war economy give away/Ryan-Murray budget, the long term unemployed have lost their benefits and been left out in the cold this holiday season. Perhaps sometime next year they will get some of their benefits back though that may be too late to save them from the poverty they live on [...]

NSA Spied On Porn Habits As Part Of Plan To Discredit ‘Radicalizers’

By: Wednesday November 27, 2013 5:41 am

Now we get to the second phase of understanding the Surveillance State – once you have vacuumed up all this private information from everyone, what do you do with it? Answer: blackmail, extort, and destroy. Information is power, the power to punish your perceived enemies and reward your friends and the NSA’s mastery of the [...]

NSA Reportedly Hacked Internet Companies At Weak Spot

By: Tuesday November 26, 2013 7:39 am

One of the open questions regarding internet companies like Yahoo, Google, and Facebook concerning the now revealed NSA spying program is how in the dark were they? No one is really buying their protestations of total innocence but there does seem to be some possibility that they were not completely aware of all the NSA [...]

State Department Spent $630,000 On Facebook ‘Likes’

By: Wednesday July 3, 2013 10:02 am

An Inspector General’s report blasts the State Department for wasting $630,000 on trying to get ‘likes’ on Facebook. The Bureau of International Information Programs spent the money to increase its “likes” count between 2011 and March 2013. Who needs popular policies when you can just buy fans on social media? State Department officials spent $630,000 [...]

Google Asks Government For Permission To Publish More National Security Request Data

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 5:39 am

After enduring a week of bad press over its involvement with NSA spying programs, Google has written an open letter to the U.S. government asking for permission to publish more data on national security requests. Dear Attorney General Holder and Director Mueller Google has worked tremendously hard over the past fifteen years to earn our [...]

Elon Musk Left Mark Zuckerberg’s Group Due To Group’s “Cynical Politics”

By: Friday May 31, 2013 11:00 am

Successful entrepreneur and South African immigrant Elon Musk disclosed that he left Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group FWD.us out of disgust with the organization’s cynical political tactics. Musk made the disclosure during an interview at All Things Digital (start at 56:30). WALTER MOSSBERG: Since we just touched on immigration, can you explain what happened with [...]

Jack Dorsey, Criminal Violator Of CFAA

By: Thursday March 21, 2013 7:24 am

We all know that the leaders of the personal computer revolution were criminals. From Bill Gates hacking his school computer so he would mostly have female classmates to Steve Jobs’ first business being selling blue boxes that hacked AT&T’s phone network for free long distance calls. But this current crop of technologists are truly rotten [...]

Facebook Likes Tax Breaks

By: Monday February 18, 2013 9:02 am

So much for boot-strapping. Facebook Inc. is done with the pretense of Silicon Valley meritocracy and has moved on to Corporate American crony capitalism taking a multimillion dollar tax break according to Citizens for Tax Justice. Last year at this time, CTJ predicted, based on Facebook’s IPO paperwork, the company would get a federal tax [...]

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