German Government Does Not Deny Spying On Computer Users

The German government is spying on computer users in its country with a trojan horse program without their consent, a German hacker group claims.

The Chaos Computer Club (CCC), claims on its website that it has obtained and analyzed software that is o…

Homeland Security moves forward with pre-crime detection

An internal U.S. Department of Homeland Security document indicates that a controversial program designed to predict whether a person will commit a crime is already being tested on some members of the public voluntarily, CNET has learned. If this sound…

Bloomberg Columnist: Obama Was ‘Conciliator,’ OWS May Provide ‘Inoculation’ Against Bad Economy

Yesterday, in a different post about long-term unemployment, I wrote: "Of all the reality-denying aspects of Obama administration press coverage, the usually implicit but occasionally explicit assertion that he and his people are just helpless b…

Optimism Is a Brain Defect, According to Functional MRI Scans

Pervasive, persistent optimism is one of those uniquely human traits/flaws – we tend to believe things are better than they really are, or that negative consequences won’t befall us, even if they befall others. It stands to reason that people would a…

Hard Questions About Terror

City officials finally showed some backbone regarding the NYPD.For first time since 9/11, some elected officials had the courage to grill Police Commissioner Ray Kelly about his secretive anti-terrorism policies after documents surfaced, showing widesp…

Russell Simmons says Occupy Wall St. goal is simple: Power to the people

Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons said Monday night on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that despite frequent criticism that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement had no specific purpose or grievances, the goal of the demonstration was quite simple. “Th…

Ron Paul: More Bailouts Will Just Prolong the Agony

Related posts:Ron Paul: No Bailouts for Other Countries! Today, 2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, remarked on President…Ron Paul: I’ll Try to Stop the Fed’s Secret Bailouts Ron Paul expresses his disapproval of the Federal Reserve’s pot…