ELSEWHERE: The New York Times Doesn’t Like Obama Anymore

In case you haven't heard, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data about your phone and Internet communications. A lot of data. So much data, in fact, that The New York Times recently published an opinion piece blasting the Obama administration, saying that it "has now lost all credibility on this issue." … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: Is It Art? Or Invasion Of Privacy?

Arne Svenson's recent photo exhibit raises, yet again, the age-old question of "What is art?" Svenson took photos of people living in the luxury condo across the street from his place without their knowledge or awareness -- or, as he put it, "[they] don’t know they are being photographed; I carefully shoot from the shadows of my home into theirs." While the photos don't reveal identities, his neighbors nevertheless feel like some sort line has been crossed. … [Read more...]

To Catch A Predditor: Reddit, Gawker, and the Challenge of Online Privacy

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Reddit describes itself as "the front page of the internet", a statement that seems to be growing truer all the time. The site has become increasingly popular -- it's estimated that the site receives as many as 30 million unique visitors a month -- and it has garnered an immense amount of cultural capital. On August 29, 2012, President Obama went on Reddit and did a live Q&A (or "AMA", for "Ask Me Anything" session in Reddit-speak) that had more than 4 million visits in a 24-hour span, and … [Read more...]


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