It’s easy to say that social media is going to be a bigger player in this Presidential election than ever before. It’s really only been prominent in two of them and it only played for one side in 2008. In 2016, the importance of social media for determining the next President isn’t just going to… Continue reading How social media will play its biggest political roll ever for the Presidency
In the early part of 2014, momentum was strong for the rise of bitcoin as a mainstream form of currency. Complications and conspiracies slowed the buzz and stunted acceptance, but it seems like it will inevitably become acceptable. Recent rumors from New York City point to the possibility that 2015 will be the year that… Continue reading If New York City accepts bitcoin, everyone eventually will
It’s often easy to lump in Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon into the same pot. After all, they’re all big tech companies that focus on innovation, bring addictive gadgets, services, or both to consumers, and make tons of money off of our desires for the latest and greatest. They’re all evil to some extent,… Continue reading Apple attacks Google and Facebook. They have a point.
One of the most annoying parts of the Edward Snowden revelations isn’t what everyone is focused on. It isn’t that the NSA has been snooping on anyone and everyone they can. It isn’t that they seem to have their fingers in places that were once considered virtually impossible to hack. It isn’t even the poor… Continue reading Tech giants can’t (or won’t) protect your data when push comes to shove
If you’re going to spread your message on Twitter, it’s best to avoid the Viagra technique. That’s the message coming from capitol hill as Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) released evidence in a press release that he is being spammed by twitterbots. “Obama’s anti-gun campaign is a fraud,” Stockman said in the release. “Obama’s anti-gun activists… Continue reading Gun control Twitter campaign using ‘male enhancement pill’ techniques according to GOP congressman
The French were not able to maintain their 75% tax on the super rich, so now they’re aiming for the super, super, super rich by going after companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon. Their latest scheme: an Internet tax that will affect those collecting personal data from French citizens. This concept emerged late last week… Continue reading With socialism failing in France, they look to internet tax to balance their load
There is no longer a need to argue that governments, the US government in particular, have been attempting to gain information about individuals through official requests to internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter. As the internet and social media continue to expand and the amount of information people willingly and unwillingly put only… Continue reading Google transparency report shows that Big Brother is quickly becoming a reality
One would think that Facebook had learned its lesson about censorship. It has a hard enough time keeping self-harm and pornography off its pages and has run into troubles in the past over less-controversial censorship accusations. Now, Breitbart is reporting that a meme published by the Special Operations Speaks Political Action Committee (SOS PAC) was… Continue reading Did Facebook really censor a political message?
There’s a storm brewing. Several, actually. With Sandy and a handful of other storms converging over different parts of the United States in the next few days, it’s possible that there will be power outages and heavy rains across the country right before and even on election day on November 6th. It’s a long shot;… Continue reading Frankenstorm may affect elections
Next Generation Identification. NGI. These three words and three letters are the most dangerous move the US Government has ever planned since Prohibition. It’s bigger than SOPA. It’s bigger than any privacy, detention, or body scanning debacle that the government has rolled out, and there have been plenty of them the last few years. The… Continue reading Why the FBI facial recognition plan should terrify us all