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How the Internet Is Transforming from a Tool of Liberation to One of Oppression

Astra Taylor | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Astra Taylor

Thanks to Snowden, we now know the Internet has become a giant government spying apparatus dependent on the complicity of companies we use everyday. A Reuters poll from April showed that a majority of Americans believe that technology companies including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon are "encroaching too much upon their lives." It's a rather remarkable statistic given these companies were universally loved not that long ago, widely imagined to be allies of the people against the old oligarchs.

Reddit, Google And Others Join Anti-NSA Campaign

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 06.04.2014 | Technology

On Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the first news stories based on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, some of...