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Killing People by Drone Still Has Consequences

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War—killing people—should never be easy. It actually gives me a measure of hope to hear that some of our drone pilots are experiencing psychological “trauma” from what they do (and, actually, I really worry about the ones who aren’t!). As

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FBI Attacks Apple for Offering Privacy to Customers

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Why would we see a story about how the FBI attacks Apple and Google? Quite simply, because they hate the fact that the public is rebelling against their own lawlessness (if not the FBI’s, then at least the NSA’s). Thanks

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French Sunbathing Shows Tech Can Sometimes Help Conservative Culture

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French Sunbathing shows that French culture is getting slightly more modest. The younger generation finds the idea of women going topless at the beach to be unsavory.   Newser.com reports, France’s summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is

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The Economic Fallacy Behind Making Netflix Pay

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Internet providers are intent on making Netflix pay in order to send their content. This is part of the ongoing debate on “net neutrality.” I don’t have a fixed opinion on net neutrality, but it seems that the arguments against

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Who Is Running the Fake Cell Towers?

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Recently, people have admitted to the mysterious existence of fake cell towers. As VentureBeat reports, Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat

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Child Porn Charges Manufactured from Celeb Photo Hack?

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Since I’m not a libertarian I think that all pornography should be illegal—not just child porn. People who exploit children deserve to be punished. It should count as a form of sexual assault. But I am having trouble believing that

Posted in Entertainment, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Morality, Technology

Microsoft Takes a Stand against U.S. Federal Government

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It should surprise no one that Microsoft takes a stand. They are fighting for their life as a company. I know some people who really despise Microsoft due to their use of intellectual property. They will insist the company is

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So-Called Hate Speech: First They Track It then They Target It

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I’ve been pondering what to say about this project for tracking hate speech for two days. There is little more to be said than that it proves yet again that the Federal Government needs to be dismantled, department-by-department, until the

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The Lois Lerner Emails Mysteriously Re-Appear

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Well, lo and behold… despite sworn testimony before Congress saying they DON’T exist, Lois Lerner’s emails magically DO exist in a backup. Or… at least they did, before all of these delays gave a criminal Administration time to go selectively

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The Fear of God and Our Internet Behavior

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I found several interesting thoughts in this brief essay on modern anonymity and how the fear of God should influence us. The articled discusses the impact of anonymity on how we behave in public, and in private—including online. Here is

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Tea Party Targeted In Violent Video Game

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Imagine a major videogame maker portraying the “enemies” as a bunch of pedophiles with rainbow flags on their wall. Or maybe a banner of the New Black Panthers for bad guys who only shoot white people–do you think they could

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Conflict of Interest? NSA Chief Working on Cybersecurity Patents

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A report on what looks like a conflict of interest from Associated Press:  Even in an era when former officials routinely profit from business ventures linked to their public service, recently retired National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander raised eyebrows

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