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National Endowment For The Arts Funds Political Propaganda

A play promoting the benefits of entitlement reform. A sculpture honoring the Second Amendment. An exhibition displaying the history of traditional …

Immigration Reform

Yet Another TV Show Pushes Abortion

"Degrassi," a popular teen drama television show on MTV and TeenNick, is following the lead of seemingly every other form of entertainment aimed at …

Parenting Magazine Warns 'Blond, Cheerful' Families Dangerous, Likely Right Wing

Parenting magazine <i>Baby & Family</i> has told readers to beware of families who are “inconspicuous” and “cheerful”, as these warning signs indicate they …

Surveillance must increase after terror attacks, say 2016 candidates

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and others say new monitoring is needed following violence in Paris and San Bernardino – but they disagree on details<p>Presidential candidates from both parties came together at the weekend to call for beefed-up government surveillance programs in the wake of recent …

Hey, It's a Problem the President Believes Things That Aren't True

Donald Trump's allegation that Obama wiretapped his phone is just the latest in a series of nearly nonsensical claims that have real consequences.<p>For years, Donald Trump has been—hmmmmm, how do I put this, exactly?—saying stuff that isn't true. This was fine back when he was merely posing as his …

NYPD agrees to greater oversight after being sued for spying on Muslims

A lawsuit over discriminatory surveillance policies by the New York Police Department has led to a revised settlement to protect Muslim-Americans …

Is 1984 Here? This Answer Is Crucial To Our Freedom

After Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, the “prepper” movement went so mainstream that companies began aggressively marketing year’s worth of survival food and more on the FOX News channel to help people prepare for the end of civilization as we know it. The fear also generated dystopian, …

Local police are quietly stocking up on military-grade surveillance tech

While America is scrambling to respond to living under the rule of the loose cannon (aka Donald J. Trump), local police departments have been quietly …

Interview: ‘American Spies’ author Jennifer Granick on the quest for privacy in the age of surveillance

The internet has made information easily accessible, and we normally see that as a good thing. Making bank transfers online or quickly looking up a …

Surveillance

Border agents could be forced to get a warrant before searching devices

By pressuring travelers to hand over locked phones and the means to unlock them, US Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) is “short-circuiting” …

Can parental spyware keep kids safe online?

Some law enforcement officials say it won't – and are discouraging parents from relying on a growing number of smartphone surveillance apps to guard …

NYC lawmaker pushes bill to make NYPD unveil all high-tech surveillance tools used

The NYPD would have to disclose information about the host of high-tech surveillance tools it has amassed under a new bill being introduced in the …

Fake News: How a Partying Macedonian Teen Earns Thousands Publishing Lies

World<p>VELES, Macedonia — Dimitri points to a picture on his Instagram showing a bar table decked with expensive champagne and sparklers.<p>It's from his 18th birthday just four months ago — a lavish party in his east European hometown that he says wouldn't have been possible without President-elect …

Truth is a lost game in Turkey. Don’t let the same thing happen to you | Ece Temelkuran

We in Turkey found, as you in Europe and the US are now finding, that the new truth-building process does not require facts. But we learned it too late<p>In Turkey we observe how even tragedy plays a role in manipulative government and post-truth repression. The terrorist outrage last week in central …

Terrorism

Orwell’s “1984” and Trump’s America

I have, I’m afraid, a terrible confession to make: I have never been a huge fan of George Orwell’s “1984.” It always seemed, in its extrapolations from present to future, too pat, a little lacking in the imaginative extrapolations we want from dystopian literature. As the British author Anthony …

Donald Trump

Fake news for liberals: misinformation starts to lean left under Trump

The president’s tumultuous first weeks in office could influence uptick in viral sharing of misleading articles and propaganda that stoke progressive anxieties<p>While stories of police violence at Standing Rock have become commonplace, the account that spread last week was particularly shocking. An …

Fake News

Protect your phone from secret spyware

The smartphone has become one of the most important tools in millions of Americans’ lives. It tracks your movements, displays emails and text messages, and notifies you of every birthday and appointment. Every second, information floods your smartphone. Unless you switch them off, your apps work …

Hiding your tracks from Trump: Online privacy worries heat up

There's something about a Donald Trump administration in charge of the US National Security Agency that has folks taking government surveillance very seriously.<p>Encrypted email provider ProtonMail and encrypted chat service Signal saw a spike in new users after the election. What's more, privacy …

Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

If you like your privacy, don’t fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former …

Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer …

Unsecured Internet of Things gadgets get hacked within 40 minutes of being connected to the net

The Atlantic's Andrew McGill set up a virtual server on Amazon's cloud that presented to the internet as a crappy, insecure Internet of Things …

Nothing pixelated will stay safe on the internet

It’s becoming much easier to crack internet privacy measures, especially blurred or pixelated images. Those methods make it tough for people to see sensitive information such as obscured license plate numbers or censored faces, but researchers from University of Texas at Austin and Cornell …

Machine Learning

Apple issues urgent security update after hack turns Mac computers into spying devices

Apple has released an urgent update to its desktop operating systems and the Safari web browser to block a hack that could have turned the machines into spying tools.<p>The security flaw affects the El Capitan and Yosemite Mac operating systems, and is the same that could have let hackers take …

Government Hackers Caught Using Unprecedented iPhone Spy Tool

The malware was used to target a political dissident in the United Arab Emirates.<p>On the morning of August 10, Ahmed Mansoor, a 46-year-old human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates, received a strange text message from a number he did not recognize on his iPhone.<p>"New secrets about torture …