Google Secretly Harvested ‘Detailed’ Healthcare Data From Millions Of Americans

Google Secretly Harvested ‘Detailed’ Healthcare Data From Millions Of Americans

Google has been secretly collecting and analyzing detailed personal health information on millions of Americans spanning 21 states, according to the Wall Street Journal.   The effort, code-named “Project Nightingale,” appears to be the largest successful effort by tech giants – including Amazon, Apple and Microsoft – to gain access to personal health data in […]

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Reddit Must End Politically-Motivated Publishing Decisions

Reddit Must End Politically-Motivated Publishing Decisions

Reddit administrators’ decision to “quarantine” r/The_Donald, a subreddit forum for fans of President Trump and Reddit’s largest conservative community, is a recent and egregious example of social media sites meddling in political affairs. It’s no secret that Silicon Valley is overwhelmingly left wing. For every $1 that employees at the world’s biggest technology companies donated to Donald […]

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Navigating the Media Maelstrom

Navigating the Media Maelstrom

The multi-tabbed, multi-screen, multi-channeled, multi-media prism through which we currently experience the world is already wreaking havoc with our ability to think clearly. The constant competition between signals clawing for attention erodes our ‘working memory’  -  the neural architecture associated with our capacity for controlled attention and complex reasoning. Increasingly we interact with information through […]

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“Journaille, Canaille!”, Media Disinformation: Karl Kraus’ Campaign against a “Warmongering Press”

“Journaille, Canaille!”, Media Disinformation: Karl Kraus’ Campaign against a “Warmongering Press”

Karl Kraus, born in 1874, was one of the most important Austrian writers of the beginning of the 20th century and a sharp critic of the predominant press and inflammatory journalism of his time. “Journaille” means in reference to the French word “Canaille” as much as “Presse-Gesindel” or “Presse-Pack”. Karl Kraus made the expression known […]

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