Tiffiniy from Fight for the Future sez, "If the energy from last night is any indication, the NSA has an onslaught of discontent to contend with. Hundreds of people gathered around 9PM, stopped traffic, and crowded Washington Square Park and the streets of lower Manhattan to launch this video unmasking NSA programs onto the side of an NYU building."
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If you want to know how closely the US government is monitoring everything you're doing, you get to find out in this video. If you want to know if you're on a watch list, this video helps you figure that out. The video is spreading on the Internet and is an important part of gathering people for the largest outcry to end NSA mass spying for good. Millions of us disagree with mass spying and want to know how to help. Watch this video, share it, then join us for our next stop at the Oct 26 rally against mass spying in Washington DC. That's where we make sure NSA doesn't get another dime to conduct mass, suspicionless surveillance.
Ariel Waldman writes, “Neutrinos are tiny particles spit out by supernovas that were rumored to travel faster than light. Even though we still don’t have FTL spaceships (sigh), I share with you why neutrinos are still freaking amazing.”
John Deere is notorious for arguing that farmers who buy its tractors actually “license” them because Deere still owns the copyright to the tractors’ software; in 2015, the US Copyright Office affirmed that farmers were allowed to jailbreak their tractors to effect repairs and modifications.
In this gorgeous video produced by Al Jazeera’s media literacy show The Listening Post, Amy Goodman from Democracy Now narrates an explanation of the “5 Filters of Media Manipulation” set out by Noam Chomsky and Edward S Herman in their 1988 classic Manufacturing Consent, brought to life by Pierangelo Pirak’s spectacular animations. You could hardly […]
The Lightning port has thus far resisted the cruel fate that befell the headphone jack, and despite rumors that it may be disappearing come iPhone 8, for the present and foreseeable future, Lightning cables are a hot commodity for iPhone users. As such, we must make do in this strange time in which long, glorified […]
All the filters in the world won’t save your smartphone pics from a shaky hand. To really step up your mobile photography game, you’ll need some kind of mount to hold it steady. You could buy a smartphone attachment for a conventional camera tripod, but who wants to carry that kind of gear everywhere they […]
The forced transition from analog to digital TV signals was probably met with relative indifference from people with Netflix subscriptions and the “I don’t even own a TV” snoots. But anyone living in the vast swaths of the country that don’t have guaranteed high-speed internet, broadcast TV is a perfectly valid (and 100% free) way […]