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Tag: Communication

The Era of In-Communication

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Eye Phone

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How a Church in Alabama Used Hitler to Recruit Youth

Life Savers Ministries of Opelika misguidedly used a quote by the German dictator on a billboard; some claim the Internet is not destroying communication, but rather improving it; meanwhile, a study finds that losing sleep at night causes the brain to produce more of the Alzheimer’s protein. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 READ MORE

Jumping Through Cellphone Hoops

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Homeland Security Spent $430 Million on Radios Its Employees Don’t Know How to Use

The recent inspector general’s report is the latest in a string of critical assessments DHS has received on its efforts to improve communication among federal, state and local agencies.

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 READ MORE

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Glenn Greenwald on the Growing Surveillance State

Days after two British men were sentenced to four years in prison for using Facebook to incite disorder that never materialized, Glenn Greenwald writes fluently and concisely about the efforts of governments to maintain power and order by controlling the flow of information and communication online.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011 READ MORE


Facebook Is Too Cool for E-Mail

Facebook is trying to reinvent messaging—just don’t call it e-mail. Yeah, you’ll get an @Facebook e-mail acount, but as CEO Mark “Maaaaark!” Zuckerberg says, “It’s not e-mail.” Instead the new platform will collect your entire messaging history ...

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 READ MORE

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Technology News Flash: Computer Users Slightly Less Inclined to IM

Those fickle users of online communication technologies have defied the expectations of both select BBC reporters and people paid to study these things, at least when it comes to their instant messaging, which has apparently dropped off in recent years. Why could this be?

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The Google Phone Is Here Again

Google is quietly taking over the phone market for reasons that have little to do with its latest “superphone.”

Posted on Jan 6, 2010 READ MORE

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Israel to Palestinians: Have We Got a Deal for You

The Israeli government has conditioned the introduction of a second cell phone provider in the West Bank on one little thing: the Palestinian Authority withdrawing its request that the International Criminal Court investigate alleged war crimes during Israel’s assault on Gaza early this year.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009 READ MORE

Twitter Iran

Meddle, No; Twitter, Yes

Twitter, the popular microblogging network, has played a significant role in connecting people interested in the popular protests happening in Iran. The service has been so important that the State Department asked Twitter to stay online—and delay its scheduled maintenance—so as to keep Iranian dissent open to the rest of the world.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009 READ MORE

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iPhones for Everybody?

Apple unveiled a faster, more powerful version of its popular iPhone Monday, but the bigger news is that the company slashed the price of the current model to $99. That makes a robust portable computing experience available to a much bigger crowd, assuming they can handle AT&T’s horrendously overpriced service.

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 READ MORE

Taking Math to the Talking Myth

As old stereotypes about the differences between men and women continue to resurface in the form of the latest book releases (see: “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps” or “Men Are Clams, Women are Crowbars”), scientific evidence continues to refute them. What does the evidence show? What any chatty man or any woman of few words can tell you: The sexes are not so extremely opposite as we’re made to believe.

Posted on Jul 18, 2007 READ MORE

From the BBC

Harvard Telescope To Seek Out Alien Beams

The apparatus will search for light emissions from distant galaxies. Scientists say light beams would be a logical way for alien civilizations to attempt communication.

Posted on Apr 14, 2006 READ MORE

Whistle-blower: AT&T Colluded With NSA on Wiretaps

AT&T gave the National Security Agency open access to its customers’ phone calls and Web-surfing activities, according to a former AT&T employee cooperating in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s lawsuit against the company.

The full story and a public statement by the whistle-blower.

Posted on Apr 8, 2006 READ MORE


Top Climate Scientist Ravages Bush on ‘60 Minutes’

NASA scientist James Hansen says that in three decades of government work, he has “never witnessed such restrictions on the ability of scientists to communicate with the public.”

Posted on Mar 21, 2006 READ MORE

Bush on Bin Laden’s Satellite Phone: Wrong Again

Bush rolled out an old canard about Bin Laden and the media rolled over.  An inside look at the sticking power of a falsehood.

Posted on Jan 10, 2006 READ MORE

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