Eddie Patterson

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'Prsm' is the social network that knows everything about you, courtesy of the NSA

Social media fragmentation is a real problem in the modern landscape. Foursquare may let you check in at a restaurant, and your Netflix queue may go to Facebook, but who's keeping track of the calls you make from your cellphone or Skype number? What service will give a group of interested strangers …

Colin Powell: George Zimmerman verdict “questionable”

The former Secretary of State also said he’d like to see Obama “be more passionate about race questions”<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the jury verdict that cleared the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin "questionable" and urged President Barack Obama to …

The NSA Allegedly Spied On The United Nations

The weekly said Sunday that documents it obtained from American leaker Edward Snowden show the NSA decoded the system at the U.N.'s headquarters in New York last summer.<p>Quoting leaked NSA documents, the article said the decryption "dramatically increased the data from video phone conferences and …

MSNBC Has Full Deck of Race Cards

"Why do they seem so determined to also make it racial?”<p>So asks Joy-Ann Reid, the managing editor of The Grio, a web magazine owned by NBC News whose …

How Oberlin Manufactured the Hate-Crime Hoax of the Year

Busted. Stone-cold busted. Just as I suspected, "progressive" pranksters at Oberlin College have been definitively unmasked as the perpetrators of …

Surveillance & the State: This Way the Debate Goes On

Is Obama Good for Black Americans?

Buried in a New York Times story about the economy was this arresting statistic: Median family income for black Americans has declined a whopping …

When It Comes to Spying, Obama Has It Right

The NSA surveillance program is layered with oversight conducted by Congress, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) Court, the Justice …

White House: Transparency Transhmarency

At a time when Obama communications specialists seem to have grown accustomed to attempting to make reporters accessories to White House …

Big Differences Between Trayvon, Chris Lane Cases

Already, the event has been used by conservative pundits, who have complained that civil rights activists such as the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. …

Has Global Warming Hit a Plateau?

<b>Why has the warming trend slowed?</b><p>Climatologists aren't sure. What they do know is that the average air temperatures at the earth's surface have risen …