Citizen Action Monitor

How smartphones are changing the way we think — for the worse

Lost is the time and space for serious debate and argument because these are too time-consuming. No 1595 Posted by fw, February 16, 2016 “On average, we check our smartphones 200 … Continue reading

February 16, 2016

Facebook’s new Internet.org threatens to become the de facto gatekeeper of the world’s information traffic

Once hooked in, users — and their data — are effectively controlled by Facebook No 1329 Posted by fw, May 10, 2015 “ ‘However they may want to present Internet.org, … Continue reading

May 10, 2015

“Facebook is an attempt to revive corporate control of the Internet”

A guy named Zuckerberg is trying to fool users into believing Facebook is a one-stop portal into all the information they might ever want or need No 975 Posted by … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Verizon goes to court to reverse Internet free and open protections

Telecom seeks more control over Internet to allow introduction of special access tolls No 893 Posted by fw, October 27, 2013 Kudos to Common Cause for presenting a comic book … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

IMPORTANT — New communication software enables users to evade government surveillance

Moreover, this free software will facilitate participatory democracy and dramatically lower user telecommunication costs No 689 Posted by fw, March 11, 2013 “For us, the real import of this work … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Still amusing ourselves to death?

No 377 Posted by fw, December 23, 2011 This headline on page C4 in the Entertainment section of today’s Windsor Star caught my attention – Lopez sizzles You Tube with … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Government can track your every move and statement”

No 135 Posted by fw, March 14, 2011 ” . . . software is now . . . the crucial building block, the component out of which everything else is … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Eben Moglen: “Centralized services like Facebook can kill you”

No 133 Posted by fw, March 10, 2011 “If we are going to build systems of communication for future politics, we’re going to have to build them under the assumption … Continue reading

March 11, 2011 · Leave a comment