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David Dayen / Salon:
While under FTC scrutiny, Google donated $762K to George Mason University as it published favorable studies; GMU professor later became FTC commissioner   —  Google's insidious shadow lobbying: How the Internet giant is bankrolling friendly academics—and skirting federal investigations
Nov 25, 2015, 10:55 AMIn context
Sarah Gray / Salon:
Verizon to pass information on its users' desktop browsing habits to mobile advertisers   —  Heads up, Verizon users!  This might be the creepiest big data tactic yet  —  Even if your computer isn't connected via Verizon, the company will monitor your activity and sell it to marketers
Apr 25, 2014, 11:15 PMIn context
Andrew Leonard / Salon:
The candidate from Facebook: Silicon Valley's march on Washington   —  The tech economy elite are pouring money into Ro Khanna's campaign for Congress.  What do they want in return?  —  It is a Thursday night in mid-May in San Francisco's North Beach and Silicon Valley is feeling its oats.
Oct 23, 2013, 1:55 AMIn context
Andrew Leonard / Salon:
The Internet's next victim: Advertising   —  What the story of AdBlock Plus tells us: The online economy is broken, and won't be easy to fix  —  “Everyone agrees that advertising on the Internet is broken,” says Till Faida, CEO of Adblock Plus, creator of by far the most popular ad-blocking software on the Web.
Sep 3, 2013, 1:15 AMIn context
Andrew Leonard / Salon:
AdBlock Plus lets some advertisers pay to play   —  The hugely popular browser extension charges a fee from big advertisers such as Google to let some ads go through  —  If you use AdBlock Plus to keep your Web browsing experiencing free of annoying clutter, this is the kind of tweet that might grab your attention:
Jul 5, 2013, 3:40 PMIn context
Patrick Wensink / Salon:
My Amazon bestseller made me nothing   —  My novel shot to the top of the site's bestseller list last summer.  You won't believe how little I got paid  —  In one more week I was going to be a millionaire.  —  At least, that was the rumor circulating around my wife's family.
Mar 18, 2013, 4:40 AMIn context
Natasha Lennard / Salon:
Anonymous group claims to show BofA monitored hackers, activists   —  Hacker group leaks data reportedly from Bank of America showing (shoddy) monitoring of activist and hacker activity  —  An Anonymous group, identifying itself as Par:AnoIA (aka Anonymous Intelligence Agency) …
Feb 27, 2013, 6:25 PMIn context
Thomas Rogers / Salon:
Are we on information overload?   —  The Internet has transformed knowledge.  An expert explains why it's launched the greatest period in human history  —  The last two decades have completely transformed the way we know.  Thanks to the rise of the Internet, information is far more accessible than ever before.
Jan 2, 2012, 10:55 AMIn context
Michio Kaku / Salon:
What happens when computers stop shrinking?   —  By around 2020, the age of the ever-smaller chip will come to an end — and we'd better prepare for it  —  I remember vividly sitting in Mark Weiser's office in Silicon Valley almost twenty years ago as he explained to me his vision of the future.
Mar 21, 2011, 5:55 AMIn context
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The leaked campaign to attack WikiLeaks and its supporters   —  (updated below - Update II [Sat.])  —  There's a very strange episode being widely discussed the past couple of days involving numerous parties, including me, that I now want to comment on.  The story, first reported by The Tech Herald …
Feb 12, 2011, 8:55 AMIn context

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