Jeff Thorne

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The Government Lied About Being Able To Read Your Email Without A Warrant

<i>Edward Snowden: “I, sitting at my desk, [could] wiretap anyone, from you or your accountant, to a federal judge or even the president, if I had a personal email [address].”</i><p><i>Rep. Mike Rogers: “He was lying. […] It’s impossible for him to do what he was saying he could do.”</i><p>Who is right, and who is …

Time Warner Cable’s Bid for Hulu Is to Be Fourth Owner

According to numerous sources close to the situation, Time Warner Cable’s bid for Hulu is to be the fourth owner of the premium video service. The …

The Words That Remade America

The significance of the Gettysburg Address<p><i>In a rare image of President Lincoln at Gettysburg, he is shown hatless at the center of a crowd on the orators’ platform. (Library of Congress)</i><p>In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee pushed northward into Pennsylvania. The Union army met him at …

13 Ways Roger Goodell Has Turned The NFL Into A Dictatorship

While he has presided over a period of massive success for the league, he has also been a lightning rod for controversy.<p>He has cultivated the sense — fairly or not — that he makes decisions unilaterally and sometimes outside the bounds of league protocol.

A massive snail mail surveillance program lets the government know about your pen pals

Your phone calls aren't the only communications that the US government is collecting "metadata" on. For decades now, a snail mail surveillance system has allowed law enforcement agencies to log information that's displayed on the outside of your incoming and outgoing letters. This "mail covers" …

Google Reader’s shutdown, the rise of walled gardens and the future of the open web

Oceans of digital ink have been spilled already about the demise of Google’s (s goog) Reader service, with most of the coverage devoted to moaning …

Sick of the “bloatware” on the Galaxy S4? TrulyClean can help

Ranging from potentially useful apps like Facebook, to apps from the manufacturer’s marketing partners, to obscure apps that users have no idea what to do with, bloatware takes up precious storage space, fills up app drawers, and some say, even affects the performance of the device. And the worst …