Archives for October 14, 2014

Adobe Spyware Reveals (Again) the Price of DRM: Your Privacy and Security

The pub­lish­ing world may final­ly be fac­ing its “rootk­it scan­dal.” Two inde­pen­dent reports claim that Adobe’s e-book soft­ware, “Dig­i­tal Edi­tions,” logs every doc­u­ment read­ers add to their local “library,” tracks what hap­pens with those files, and then sends those logs back to the moth­­er-ship, over the Inter­net, in the clear. In oth­er words, Adobe is […]

EPA Funds Environmental Projects Along US-Mexico Border

Efforts of the U.S., Cana­da and Mex­i­co to “inte­grate” into the North Amer­i­can Union con­tin­ue. “Bor­der 2020” is a pro­gram of the U.S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA), tied to the North Amer­i­can Free Trade Agree­ment (NAFTA). The North Amer­i­can Devel­op­ment Bank (NADB) finances envi­ron­men­tal infra­struc­ture projects iden­ti­fied by the Bor­der Envi­ron­ment Coop­er­a­tion Com­mis­sion (BECC). Both […]

Is the NSA Grabbing All Americans’ Phone Call Content?

The NSA and the Nation­al Direc­tor of Intel­li­gence have con­sis­tent­ly denied that they lis­ten to the con­tent of Amer­i­cans’ tele­phone calls, but the his­to­ry of intel­li­gence agency claims about the scope of its spy­ing on Amer­i­cans is one of lies and more lies. So the ques­tion must be asked: Are they lying again with respect […]