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The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post

Arjun Sethi writes for The Guardian:

‘The US government’s web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be.  178 more words

USA

The Virality Buzz

What makes a video go viral? That’s the $64,000 question, as your grandma used to say. Truth is, we all have some suppositions, but there’s a lot of throwing the dice and praying going on. 207 more words

The Web

Sometimes it feels like I have just as little time to tend to my online life as I do to keep up with my home life.  90 more words

Miscellany

Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charges

Kim Zetter reports for Wired:

‘As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images.  102 more words

USA

Are we more narcissistic than ever before?

W. Keith Campbell, co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic, writes for The Independent:

‘There was once a young man named Narcissus who was so vain that he fell in love with his own reflection in the water and died. 248 more words

Science & Technology

Julian Stallabrass: On Selfies

Julian Stallabrass, art historian and photographer, writes for the London Review of Books:

‘A few dozen photographs were taken of me as a child. I remember lining up with my family on the beach as a wealthy uncle tried out a new photographic toy and, bright glare of sun off sand in our eyes, being told to stand completely still so as not to ruin the shot. 132 more words

Science & Technology

Gadgets Turning Me Into an Idiot!

Andrew Vltchek writes for CounterPunch:

‘[...] The way new-era-gadgets are designed is that after just 1-3 years they become obsolete: applications cannot be run or downloaded and everything becomes incompatible. 144 more words

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