stories from February 17th, 2014

(Mis)Uses of Technology

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
obesity, stoke-on-trent, texting, uk


Stupidity

by Timothy Geigner


Filed Under:
reviews, scientology

Companies:
amazon


Bleeding Edge

by Michael Ho


Filed Under:
california, energy, fusion, luna ring, solar power

Companies:
shimizu corp


Failures

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
customer service, landline, telco, west virginia

Companies:
verizon


Say That Again

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
acquisition, cable, television

Companies:
at&t, comcast, hulu, time warner


Privacy

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
david miranda, edward snowden, heathrow, jesselyn radack, uk


Say That Again

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
broadcast, cable, les moonves, supreme court, television

Companies:
aereo, cbs


Politics

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
drones, fbi, foia, rand paul, redaction, robert mueller


Stupidity

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
cable, cord cutting, ratings, television

Companies:
neilsen


Failures

by Tim Cushing


Filed Under:
edward snowden, indonesia, james clapper, leak, nsa, odni


Music Industry

by Glyn Moody


Filed Under:
ireland, isp, record label, three strikes

Companies:
eircom


Stupidity

by Karl Bode


Filed Under:
day we fight back, eff, nsa, pipa, protest, sopa

Companies:
new york times


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