Where you go, what you watch, with whom you speak, all your internet searches, gathered and "vertically integrated," sold to police and perhaps to corporate customers -- this is our future, unless we stop this merger.
Here's yet another reason to be concerned about the implications of AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner: The Daily Beast has detailed a sophisticated surveillance program created by AT&T that has been covertly providing U.S. law enforcement with consumers' data. And guess who profits from "Project Hemisphere"?
"Only in the senile, decrepit, and unbelievably corrupt modern version of the United States would this sickening decadence even be considered possible, let alone doable."
Next Wednesday, Sept. 10, if your favorite website seems to load slowly, take a closer look: You might be experiencing the Battle for the Net's "Internet Slowdown," a global day of grass-roots action.
It's merger mania, with AT&T going after DirecTV and Comcast looking to gobble up Time Warner Cable -- not to be confused with Time Warner Inc., another cable company that is now the object of Rupert Murdoch's appetite.
A survey of cable subscribers shows that a slim majority would like to cut the cord, and things are certainly trending that way, but most feel that just isn't an option.
"The cable companies have figured out the great truth of America," explained the "Last Week Tonight" host Sunday. "If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring." Oliver then went on to give a hysterically funny call to arms to all Internet trolls to comment on the FCC's website in order to save Net neutrality.
There are plenty of reasons to worry about the proposal to combine Comcast, America's largest cable and broadband company, with Time Warner Cable, the second-largest cable firm and third-largest broadband provider.
Mindy Kaling, a comedian who describes herself as someone who is "obsessed" with justice, gave a commencement speech at Harvard Law School on Wednesday that most were probably not expecting.
A proposal by FCC chair Tom Wheeler obtained by The Wall Street Journal would allow companies such as Comcast to finally kill net neutrality.