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Why Online Tracking Is Getting Creepier

June 13, 2014
Web Spying

The marketers that follow you around the web are getting nosier. Currently, many companies track where users go on the Web, often through cookies, in order to display customized ads. That’s why if you look at a pair of shoes on one site, ads for those shoes may follow you around the Web. But...

Healthcare.gov and Failure

December 1, 2013

A core element of Obama’s legitimacy is tied to his promise to do things smarter and more competently. He has taken a huge hit as a result of his signature legislation, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare)’s humiliating rollout failure. His popularity levels are at their lowest ever. I had been wondering why Healthcare.gov...

Will Writers Become Obsolete?

November 24, 2013
Writer Bots

That’s the question enlivening discussion on a Linked In group for journalists in mid-November. Someone posted to the group an article by Julie Segovia from the website Ink’d titled, Invasion of the Writer Snatchers. The article asked the question “Can stories produced by modern-day robots stand in lieu of those written by humans?” It...

Iran’s Nuclear Rights vs. the West’s “Bombastic Diplomacy”

November 19, 2013
Arak Reactor

Reports following the end of the most recent round of talks between six world powers and Iran in Geneva early Sunday morning revealed that, while a preliminary deal was close at hand, the failure to produce a workable agreement was due to unnecessary, last minute intransigence by the French delegation, led by Laurent Fabius,...

Fukushima Step by Step

September 11, 2013

Are they telling us half truths, outright lies or nothing at all, in an attempt to prevent panic and worldwide demands to halt the use of nuclear power?

Pushing Drugs: Testosterone and Big Pharma

August 22, 2013
Testosterone Supplements

Makers of testosterone products, like Abbvie, want to sell their drug as much as a Mexican drug lord wishes to market his drugs, and in my opinion, with the same regard to your safety and health.

Drug Bans in Sports Beg Bigger Questions

August 18, 2013
Steroids and Sports

Once again, performance enhancing drugs (PED's) have made headlines as Major League Baseball handed down lengthy suspensions to players linked to Biogenesis anti-aging clinic.

All of the Same Cloth: Fukushima and Others

August 6, 2013
Fukushima Disaster

The news Sunday from Japan was not good. Yet another earthquake (6.0) in the Fukushima prefecture in Japan, the site of the devastating 2011 9.0 quake, further complicating the ongoing consequences from the 2011 quake. Even without this new earthquake, the damage from the 2011 quake threatens – with the most toxic substances known...

FAQ: What You Need to Know About the NSA’s Surveillance Programs

June 29, 2013

There have been a lot of news stories about NSA surveillance programs following the leaks of secret documents by Edward Snowden. But it seems the more we read, the less clear things are. We've put together a detailed snapshot of what's known and what's been reported where.

Spying On the Nation AND the World

June 13, 2013

Like “torture drift” where those torturing a prisoner drift further and further into greater and greater levels of brutality, we could coin a term with respect to surveillance and name it “surveillance drift"; the taking of more and more information. Not only is this “surveillance drift” the norm among government spooks, but it also...