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Kafkaesque World of Data Mining by the NSA, Search Engines and Social Media

Kafkaesque World of Data Mining by the NSA, Search Engines and Social Media

In the surreal world we live in, reality has become stranger than fiction. The information super highway could have produced a completely transparent world, yet the elusive corporate and governmental nexus of Big Brothers has surrounded itself with layers of opacity, secrecy and  deception. Meanwhile, ordinary citizens are probed, exposed and have become open books [...]

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Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

Hypocrisy of Gun Control in a Land Where War and Violence Are Alluring

By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Solving problems with violence is as American as apple pie The National Rifle Association (NRA) has become public enemy number one amongst left-leaning Americans since the most recent incident of random shooting. Is blaming the NRA a convenient way for Americans to avoid some necessary soul searching: a refusal [...]

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Data Mining: The Price to Pay for Our “Free Parking” in Cyberspace

Data Mining: The Price to Pay for Our “Free Parking” in Cyberspace

I can hear him now: “Come one, come all. Enter my parking lot and spend as much time as you want and it is free.” So says the P.T. Barnum of cyberspace. Welcome to the biggest parking lot in the world. At one time that parking lot grew so big it threatened to eat itself. [...]

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Mitt Romney: Cultural Warrior Unveiled

Mitt Romney: Cultural Warrior Unveiled

The cultural wars are booming. Be vigilant. There has always been a powerful current of a culture war in America. Sometimes the battle is underground and in check, though those who want to participate know how to find and join its warring battalions. Periodically the war arises openly as cultural warriors of all stripes decide [...]

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Wired But Disconnected

Wired But Disconnected

Think about how one connects with others through all the wires that fill our lives. This is not about why people connect, whether they should connect, or that connecting is good or bad for society. I am not against wiring. Wiring is necessary to a life well lived, especially in the digital age. For some, [...]

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