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Putin's Diatribe Against Google

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Micah D. Halpern

Little or no real analysis went into the question of why, while at a conference on media in St. Petersburg, the president of Russia would say those things or what he hoped to achieve by saying them. So, why did he do it?

The Snowden Effect: A Web of Conflict

Brandi Andres | Posted 05.24.2014 | Technology
Brandi Andres

Should we punish whistleblowers when their best efforts are directed toward ensuring that our own government acts within the Constitution? Must we sacrifice liberty for safety? These questions lie at the heart of the argument at the center of the web.

Open Diplomacy, Wartime, and the Modern Surveillance State

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

The amorphous nature of wars since at least the dawn of the Cold War in the mid-1940s has meant that the U.S. has more or less been at war for generations. This, in turn, has precipitated the ever-burgeoning war-industrial-intelligence complex.

NSA: Tech Companies Knew About PRISM The Whole Time

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

Since leaked documents revealed that Internet companies like Apple, Facebook and Google were giving the National Security Agency vast access to people...

Meet The Spies Who Are Really Tapping Your Phone

Foreign Policy | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

With every fresh leak, the world learns more about the U.S. National Security Agency's massive and controversial surveillance apparatus. Lost in the c...

MyPermissions Protects Against Devious Apps

Bill_Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

"Private data" on the Internet? Forget about it. How do you think a "free app" is free? Do you think the app providers are offering a public service to benefit humanity? Nope.

Katy Perry's New Album Is A Biohazard In Australia

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

Katy Perry roared her way to the top of the Billboard charts with "Prism," but the 29-year-old singer has Australian health officials crying foul. ...

Katy Perry On That Supposed Lady Gaga Rivalry

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry have been pitted against each other as pop rivals for the better part of the year. As dueling singles, albums, music videos a...

U.S. Taxpayers Pay $574 Per Year to be Spied on by Their Own Government

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

For months, the American public has received a steady stream of new information detailing the massive scale and scope of the United States' spying act...

Katy Perry Is Number One Again

The Huffington Post | Kelsey McQuade | Posted 10.30.2013 | Entertainment

Katy Perry has done it again. Her newest album, "Prism," has officially topped the Billboard 200. In addition to stealing the top spot, Perry also ear...

NSA's Website Goes Down

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Technology

The website for the National Security Agency went offline Friday, with NSA.gov unavailable during the early evening. On Twitter, accounts associated w...

Katy Perry Is Looking At Her Best Debut Yet

Posted 10.24.2013 | Entertainment

Katy Perry's "Prism" is set to roar its way to the top of the Billboard albums chart next week with an impressive forecast of 275,000 copies sold. ...

What Katy Perry's Success Can Teach Us About Happiness

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 12.22.2013 | Entertainment
Shannon Kaiser

Katy Perry's new album pumps out inspirational nuggets of hope, trust and self-worth, as she proves to all of us that vulnerability is beautiful.

Katy Perry Prism, or, the 13 Songs You're Gonna Hear on the Radio Whether You Like It or Not

Rock Genius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Rock Genius

Prism as a whole is not as strong of a complete record. As the album progresses, the variety blurs together, and Katy's emotional resonance becomes less apparent. It falls victim to all the better songs fronting the album, with the more wispy songs ending it.

Katy Perry's 'Unconditionally' Lyric Video Has All The Feels

Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment

When the headline says it all: Katy Perry released the lyric video for "Unconditionally," the next single off her forthcoming smash hit album "Prism,"...

Is Katy Perry Just A 'Pop Tart Robot'?

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 10.21.2013 | Entertainment

-- Katy Perry, "Prism" (Capitol Records) Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" was perfect pop pleasantry, full of back-to-back hits that were oh-so-fun and ...

You'll Have To Trust Apple When It Says It Can't Read iMessages

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology

Though Apple zealously denies any interest in reading your iMessages, a new report claims the company can easily read your iPhone chats, if it wants t...

Listen Now To Two New Katy Perry Songs

Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

Two new songs from Katy Perry's upcoming "Prism" album hit the web this week. The first, "Unconditionally," will serve as the next single off of P...

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

DOJ To Declassify Parts Of Secret Court Order

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government says it will declassify parts of a 2008 secret court order that required Yahoo to turn over customer data under t...

Talking About Spying With Nancy Pelosi's Office

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Tracy Rosenberg

The quickest way to describe the 45-minute meeting is as a tug-of-war between two ideas: a) blanket surveillance is fundamentally unconstitutional and needs to stop and b) NSA surveillance programs need to be tweaked to rein in some level of over-reach.

Latest NSA News Shows Need for Better Checks, Balances, Boundaries

Edward J. Black | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

The NSA has been so focused on succeeding in its own narrow and important mission, that it seems the agency stretched loosely-crafted laws way beyond expectations.

iPhone Users Are 'Zombies,' According To The NSA

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology

In a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, the NSA reportedly called Apple co-founder Steve Jobs "Big Brother," while also describing iPho...

BETTER THAN EVER

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | Entertainment

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - American singer Katy Perry has secured her fourth number one in the British singles chart with her latest release "Roar",...

Yahoo Says U.S. Looked At Only .01% Of People's Data, But That's Way More Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 09.06.2013 | Technology

Yahoo just released its first transparency report, and despite what the company wants you to believe, the U.S. government is looking at a lot of peopl...