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Predicting the Winner of Big Brother 15

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 09.11.2013 | TV
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

However, after two weeks of watching the fifteenth installment of the show, I have some early predictions. See if you agree.

'Big Brother': Aaryn Confronted About Racism

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 07.12.2013 | TV

The rampant racism in the "Big Brother" house is such a huge media story on the outside of the house, we were beginning to wonder if anyone was pickin...

Homophobic Slurs On 'Big Brother' Inspire Awesome Reponse

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.11.2013 | Gay Voices

The latest season of "Big Brother" certainly has been the most talked about in years thanks to the homophobic and racial slurs some of the contestants...

Racism Controversy Helps 'Big Brother'?

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 07.10.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- Racially insensitive language hurt some cast members' reputations in the CBS game "Big Brother," but it may not have been bad for televisi...

Racism -- An American Tradition

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Gil Laroya

As an Asian American, it pisses me off to no end when television shows like CBS' Big Brother sensationalize racism. Since when did America yearn for e...

Filter Success: The End of Social Discourse

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.08.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

  237-ish years ago, a great, nascent political experiment fought its way into being. A government of the people, by the people and for the peop...

Why 'Big Brother' Finally Aired The Racist Comments

Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

The "Big Brother" racism controversy has been raging on while the contestants inside the house seemingly have no idea. Several have lost their jobs or...

David Thinks 'It's Pretty Harsh The Way America's Been Treating' Aaryn

Zap2It | Posted 07.08.2013 | TV

Surfer dude David Girton was the first hamster evicted from the "Big Brother 15" house. He tells Zap2it that he can't wait to get to know Aaryn outsid...

'Big Brother' Contestant's Employer Speaks Out After Comments

Posted 07.07.2013 | TV

"Big Brother" contestant Spencer Clawson's employer Union Pacific is speaking out after Spencer's derogatory statements were caught on camera. Spe...

'Big Brother' Hits A New Low

Posted 07.06.2013 | TV

Bad news for "Big Brother": Amid the recent controversy over racist and homophobic statements made by several "Big Brother" contestants, the series ha...

Big Brother 15: A Cesspool of Homophobia and Racism

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 09.02.2013 | TV
Evan Ross Katz

"No one's gonna vote for whoever that queer puts up." --Aaryn Gries, 22 The "queer" this Texas college student is referring to is 26-year-old Andy Herren. They're both contestants on the 15th season of CBS' Big Brother.

Another 'Big Brother' Contestant Fired Over Racist Comments

Posted 07.03.2013 | TV

The "Big Brother" racism controversy has resulted in another job loss. According to TMZ, housemate GinaMarie Zimmerman has been fired from her day job...

CBS Responds To 'Big Brother' Racism Controversy

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | Posted 07.03.2013 | TV

CBS has responded to the growing controversy over racist and homophobic statements made by several "Big Brother" contestants that were captured on the...

'Big Brother' Live Feeds Capture Racist & Homophobic Comments

The Huffington Post | Alex Moaba | Posted 07.02.2013 | TV

The "Big Brother" live feeds are always streaming, and they've captured some racist and homophobic and comments from the show's contestants. In a ...

When Big Brother Meets Big Data

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Rep. Rush Holt

If federal authorities want to see the data of an American citizen, they should be forced to come through the front door -- and only with a court order based on probable cause, as our Founders intended.

'Big Brother' Premiere Introduces Familiar Face

Posted 06.27.2013 | TV

Floaters, grab a life vest because “Big Brother” is back. And one of the sixteen new houseguests had a familiar face. Well, kind of familiar. M...

Like 1984 All Over Again

David Abbitt | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
David Abbitt

Scott McNealy, founder of Sun Microsystems, once said of individual privacies, "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it." It seems timely to revisit McNealy's suggestion in the wake of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations.

Has Your CEO Been Suborned Into Trampling the Constitution?

Bill Frezza | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

The surveillance state may strive to know all and see all, but it cannot survive intense scrutiny of its own behavior, even when backed by an army of lawyers who are expert at stretching the law to its breaking point.

WATCH: 'Big Brother' Reveals How Mice Get Along—Or Not

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.19.2013 | Science

What does it take to be a leader? It turns out you have to be somewhat social. At least that's one possible takeaway from a mouse study conducted by n...

Forget Black Helicopters, Meet the Ultimate Helicopter Mom: the NSA

Thom Senzee | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Thom Senzee

The easy question is, whether or not trading privacy for government (and corporate) transparency make society physically safer. The difficult and infinitely more important question is, can democracy still thrive without personal privacy and institutional secrecy?


Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.14.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

But why? Are these readers hoping to find out if things today are really as bad as Orwell foretold? Do they want to know if it has a happy ending? Or are they already expecting the worst and simply want a roadmap for an orderly transition?

Privacy, Mailing Lists, Surveillance

Michael Drew | Posted 08.13.2013 | Business
Michael Drew

We have a right to privacy, don't we? I am probably like many Americans who are more concerned that many employers now look at people's credit scores...

Grayson Moves To Halt 'Completely Wrong' Spying Tactics

The Orlando Sentinel | Mark K. Matthews | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prompted by recent reports of widespread government collection of telephone and Internet records, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, has...

Welcome to the Decentralization of Your Life

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 08.11.2013 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

The world has become de-centralized. Your life is decentralized in ways you could not have imagined even 10 years ago. You carry the power of what was the world's most powerful computer 20 years ago in your pocket now.

The Scariest NSA-Gate Lesson: 'Private Citizen' Is Now an Oxymoron

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.10.2013 | College
Michael Shammas

In 1882, sensing an emerging age of secularism, Friedrich Nietzsche famously wrote, "God is dead." History proved him wrong, but although God is not yet dead, something else sure as hell is: Privacy.