Tag: Big Brother

Smartphone Jitters

My son wants me to upgrade to the latest iPhone. I resist trading up to the up-to-the-minute cutting-edge version because I have “SUA,” Smartphone Upgrade Anxiety. “SUA” may actually be a real condition. I don’t know. I made it up. You see, I am smartphone-technologically-challenged. Every cellphone I have ever had has had an irritatingly […]

FBI demands new powers to hack into computers and carry out surveillance

The FBI is attempting to persuade an obscure regulatory body in Washington to change its rules of engagement in order to seize significant new powers to hack into and carry out surveillance of computers throughout the US and around the world.   Civil liberties groups warn that the proposed rule change amounts to a power […]

Secret state: Trevor Paglen documents the hidden world of governmental surveillance, from drone bases to “black sites”

As anyone who has worked there knows, Kabul is a tough place, redeemed by the charm of the people and the abundance of cheap taxis. But Trevor Paglen had trouble finding a taxi driver willing and able to take him where he wanted to go: north-east out of the city along an old back road […]

Texas City Ordinance Bans Bible Study and Prayer Meetings for Women in Crisis [Updated]

In Texas, the city of Plano ordered a ministry for women and children in crisis to stop meeting for prayer and Bible study, saying it violates a city ordinance that disallows more than eight people to gather in a house.   Agape Resource and Assistance Center, Inc., maintains several houses as homes for women and […]

10 Examples Of How “Big Brother” Is Steadily Creeping Into Our Daily Lives

Virtually everything that you do is being watched. Do you drive a car? Do you watch television? Do you use a cell phone?