1. How many more web services do we have to lose before NSA chilling effects become a serious drain on the internet we all take for granted?
  2. Reblogged from: mattbors
  3. heh.

    heh.

    Reblogged from: obamaischeckingyouremail
  4. What happened to the Republican Party that felt that the government has no business being in an exam room, standing between me and my patient? Where did the party go that felt some decisions in a woman’s life should be made not by legislators and government, but rather by the women, her conscience, her doctor and her God?
    Oklahoma Republican blasts the GOP’s war on women.  (via think-progress)
    Reblogged from: think-progress
  5. theatlantic:

The Mannequins Will Be Watching You

The company claims that the mannequins are better able to watch shoppers than wall-mounted security cameras because of their eye-level perspective and the fact that many consumer will stand and linger close to the mannequins as they examine the display. Notwithstanding whether this supposed advantage is real or just hype from a company looking to sell some souped-up mannequins, it must be said that the two modes of surveillance *feel* somehow different: We may not love wall-mounted camera surveillance, but in comparison it seems quotidian, a concession we make to store-owners looking to both protect and promote their wares. 

Read more. [Image: Shutterstock]

And then they’ll come alive like in the first ep of Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who

    theatlantic:

    The Mannequins Will Be Watching You

    The company claims that the mannequins are better able to watch shoppers than wall-mounted security cameras because of their eye-level perspective and the fact that many consumer will stand and linger close to the mannequins as they examine the display. Notwithstanding whether this supposed advantage is real or just hype from a company looking to sell some souped-up mannequins, it must be said that the two modes of surveillance *feel* somehow different: We may not love wall-mounted camera surveillance, but in comparison it seems quotidian, a concession we make to store-owners looking to both protect and promote their wares. 

    Read more. [Image: Shutterstock]

    And then they’ll come alive like in the first ep of Christopher Eccleston Doctor Who

    Reblogged from: theatlantic
  6. Facebook Users See Private Messages Show Up on Their Timelines

    FYI, Facebook users.

  7. Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information - including their purchasing history and church attendance - to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, The Associated Press has learned.

    Reblogged from: joshsternberg
  8. theatlantic:

Pandora Asks Listeners to Share Their E-mails With Romney 

[Crystal] Harris took a screenshot of the request and tweeted it with a one-word comment: #fail.

Read more. 

gross.

    theatlantic:

    Pandora Asks Listeners to Share Their E-mails With Romney 

    [Crystal] Harris took a screenshot of the request and tweeted it with a one-word comment: #fail.

    Read more. 

    gross.

    Reblogged from: theatlantic
  9. theweekmagazine:

A new smartphone app called SceneTap employs facial-detection software and cameras placed strategically in bars and nightclubs to tell users the age and gender makeup of an establishment they’re thinking of visiting. 
Is it an invasion of privacy for your neighborhood watering hole to install cameras and scan your face?
Let’s be honest, says Violet Blue at ZDNet, this “bro-app” is designed to help “brotards” get liquored up and go straight to the bars “with the most chicks in them,” which is “sure to make women feel a little more like hunted prey” than they do already. News of the launch in San Francisco provoked so many complaints that several bars that had planned to participate backed out.
More about SceneTap

Makes me not want to go out again ever. ICK.

    theweekmagazine:

    A new smartphone app called SceneTap employs facial-detection software and cameras placed strategically in bars and nightclubs to tell users the age and gender makeup of an establishment they’re thinking of visiting. 

    Is it an invasion of privacy for your neighborhood watering hole to install cameras and scan your face?

    Let’s be honest, says Violet Blue at ZDNet, this “bro-app” is designed to help “brotards” get liquored up and go straight to the bars “with the most chicks in them,” which is “sure to make women feel a little more like hunted prey” than they do already. News of the launch in San Francisco provoked so many complaints that several bars that had planned to participate backed out.

    More about SceneTap

    Makes me not want to go out again ever. ICK.

    Reblogged from: theweekmagazine
  10. What I really want is to do this pregnancy in private. It’s not that I don’t want to talk about it. I do, sometimes. But I want complete control over those conversations: who I talk to about it and when, what direction the dialogue takes. In our society, pregnant woman are public property. Non-pregnant women are fast becoming public property, too. I’m not interested in being part of that. It’s making me want to wall myself off completely until I’m not pregnant anymore. Maybe even longer if politics keep moving the direction they are.
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