Fritz Moser, director of the documentary A Good American, about NSA whistleblower Bill Binney who blames the 9/11 attacks on the NSA's capture by corporate contractors who sold it an expensive, useless, self-perpetuating mass-surveillance system, writes, "Since 6 Sept A GOOD AMERICAN is on Netflix and since then I am getting between 10 and 20 emails per day of people telling me how shocked they were by the film and how angry they are, asking what they could do to help. So we came up with this petition. The petition is hosted by a member of Sascha Meinrath's cross-party Civil Liberties Coalition we are working with in Washington DC, backing the cross-party anti-surveillance Caucus in Congress on a grassroots level."
Yesterday, a video on YouTube hit one billion views twelve years after it was posted. Watch the rather shocking news report above. And here's a link to the official upload of the video that hit one billion. To understand the clip's unique history, start with this oral history published last year in MEL Magazine. It… READ THE REST
From the 1940s until the low-cost videocassette boom of the 1980s, audio filmstrips were commonly used in classrooms as an alternative to 16mm film projectors that were more expensive and fiddly to keep working. Uncommon Ephemera does the yeoman's work of saving these vintage filmstrips from the dustbin of dead media history and digitally archiving… READ THE REST
About 6 years ago, someone, or some thing, posted a slew of videos to YouTube of strange images quick-cut together with a backing track of chaotic electronic beeps. There are hundreds of them and each is 11 seconds long. The channel is called dailybleep. While there are other projects online with that name, I'm not… READ THE REST
Look, you've sipped on many a glass of wine over the years. You may not be a sommelier, but you definitely are the master of your own palette. Whether you're into big, fruity reds or would kill for a glass of cold, buttery chardonnay, nobody has a better taste in wine than you — according… READ THE REST
Anyone who travels knows that multipurpose products are the way to go when you're trying to pack light. Who has room for tech, storage containers, and all their little knickknacks in one overnight bag? Something usually has to be left at home. But not with the Battpak Power Bank & Travel Safe, a backup battery with… READ THE REST
There's nothing quite like the feeling of lighting your favorite candle and having the scent instantly uplift your mood. However, a broken lighter can be the ultimate mood killer. Instead of replacing gas lighters or resorting to complex lighter fluid hacks containing harmful substances, you can switch to a reusable and eco-friendly alternative. After all,… READ THE REST