Too many wrongly characterize the debate as “security versus privacy.” The real choice is liberty versus control. Tyranny, whether it arises under threat of foreign physical attack or under constant domestic authoritative scrutiny, is still tyranny. Liberty requires security without intrusion, security plus privacy. Widespread police surveillance is the very definition of a police state. And that’s why we should champion privacy even when we have nothing to hide. My Reaction to Eric Schmidt ~ Bruce Schneier
Bruce Schneier calls
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Indian TV channels up digital spend
MUMBAI: India’s TV broadcasters have been ramping up their advertising expenditure in digital this past year to the point where it may now account for up to one quarter of the total http://tinyurl.com/o35tdl7
UK will take digital adspend lead
LONDON: More than half of all adspend in the UK will be spent on digital media in 2015, making it the first country in the world where the majority of adspend goes on digital, according … Read the rest
This is a bit sprawling, but it touches on the topics of a recent marketing conversation. The four authors listed here are some of the huge success stories, one very recent (Fan Fiction Writer) and the other three forged over the last few years in the crucible of Amazon by giving away their early work for free. Think of it as a ‘loss lead’ on steroids for authors.
The next series of links centers on science fiction sites, good … Read the rest
Privacy is a right.
This may seem like something we can all agree on. But technology has made this an ideal that is increasingly hard to obtain. And it slips further away from us with each second.
The World’s Solution to Mobile Privacy
In a digital world with eyes and ears everywhere,
privacy is hard to find. Get in the Circle.
Mobile Privacy Solutions
Encrypted Calling Plans
Unlimited Talk & Text Among Members Anywhere
Whether you’re … Read the rest
What a disgusting and embarrassing state of affairs our democracy has become.
- Uneducated and misinformed voters
- Snake-oil salesmen, clowns and fools for candidates
- Legalized and open corruption
We are heading quickly into third world territory.
Thank you SCOTUS, thank you 1% ers, thank you GOP.… Read the rest
Recent Bitcoin news that is important.
This guy Faisal Khan is a consultant of some sort, charges $750 an hour and seems pretty smart.
This guy Faisal Khan recommends this company, as they have all the paperwork done:
Not sure where I am going with this, but I wanted you to read this new info which is being driven by the Bitcoin License under consideration by NY State.
Bitcoin may be volatile but has value beyond price … Read the rest
“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power.”
~ Benito Mussolini
“Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism’. I’m afraid, based on my own long experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.” ~ Sen. Huey Long
“Fascism is capitalism in decay.” ~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
“Nazi Punks Fuck Off” ~ by the Dead Kennedys
Punk ain’t no religious cult
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Riga, Latvia – Second Case of Anti-Semitic Vandalism in a Week December 13, 2010
Riga, Latvia – Police in Latvia were investigating Monday after a second incident of anti-Semitic vandalism in less than a week.
A memorial to Zanis Lipke, a Latvian credited with saving more than 50 Jews from death during World War II, was daubed with paint in the early hours of Monday morning, police said. The memorial was quickly cleaned up by municipal authorities.
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Avant Garde ~ One of the great fonts of the later, mid 20th Century. The font was chosen recently by Liz Riviere in one of our current collaborations, a website cataloging the life work by Dorothy Browdy Kushner, commissioned by her son, the artist Robert Kushner.
In doing the simple research to explain to Liz why she had hit a winner in terms of font choices, I came upon scans from the actual magazine that the font Avant Garde … Read the rest
Digital Ad Space on the Web is not infinite, as media buys are finding out for the 2014 elections. A great article in today’s NYTimes by
Campaigns Find Ad Space Finite, Even on the Web
“One of the good things we’re seeing this cycle is it’s not even an afterthought,” Mr. Skatell said. “They’re coming and saying, ‘Let’s do digital,’ and then if there are constraints on TV, they’re coming back again and saying, ‘Let’s buy more … Read the rest