Science, the Google memo, & our usual political hysteria

Men and Women

Summary: The Google memo shows how, as usual in America, chaos results when politics and science collide. Here are notes by James Bowman, journalists, and scientists explaining different aspects of the debate to us. Contents. Bowman looks at the debate. Articles mentioned. Scientists comment on the Google memo. About James Bowman. For More Information. About … Continue reading Science, the Google memo, & our usual political hysteria

Fear the rise of info-monopolies over America

Summary: New giant info-monopolies arise and feel their strength. Here are tales of that new era in America (unlike Europe, which is already moving to control them), and guesses about how it will end. A tale of our time: the info giants trod boldly. We have seen this on TV. You wake up to a … Continue reading Fear the rise of info-monopolies over America

What they mean when the government says “We do not have ‘direct’ access to your info”

Summary: Even the best journalists and national security experts have difficulty with technical stories like the recent NSA revelations. Today Marcus Ranum (bio) cuts through the government's lies, explaining the truth behind the NSA's tapping vital telephone and email communication systems. . Article deleted at author's request.   For More Information Background: An archive of … Continue reading What they mean when the government says “We do not have ‘direct’ access to your info”