In a video for acTVism Munich, the renowned Marxist economist explains what "homework" Orwell would've benefited from.
It appears that South Korea is playing Orwellian catch-up with its security-obsessed northern neighbor.
Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald published an expose this week detailing how the NSA has been feeding "propaganda" to various news publications, which have happily played along.
When ruthlessly transgressed, privacy becomes a moral and political principle by which to assess the nature, power and severity of an emerging totalitarian state.
Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government's creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.
As if the NSA spying on our every move weren’t enough, now kids have to watch what they say online in and out of school. Some 13,000 middle and high school students in Southern California will have their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts scrutinized by social media monitoring service Geo Listening.
Transgender people face discrimination every time they go to restrooms marked men or women; as the NSA destroys our sense of privacy, perhaps rather than looking to Orwell's "1984," we should brush up on our Kafka; meanwhile, journalist Phyllis Richman responds decades later to a misogynistic letter from a Harvard professor regarding married women pursuing graduate studies. These discoveries and more after the jump.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks your concerns about privacy in a world of city- and drone-mounted surveillance cameras are unimportant. His advice to radio audiences Friday morning? "Get used to it!"
When my daughter was little and I read to her regularly, one illustrated book was a favorite of ours. In a series of scenes, a frustrated young girl booms out: “that makes me mad!” For our present national security moment, however, I might amend the book’s punch line slightly.