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Project Censored 2014

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

‘Alternative to Pride Parade’ announced

June 28, 2013
In the wake of all the kerfuffles besetting Pride this year -- from the Pride Board's egregiously mismanaged reaction to the election of Bradley...

All eyes on us

The NSA surveillance scandal is rooted in the Bay Area. Who was involved, when did it start -- and how can you protect your privacy?

A thought on the PRISM program

The huge story of the last week was the UK Guardian's revelations of massive data mining by the US government of Verizon and the...

It’s only to keep you safe, why worry?

As the story of the government data mining Verizon's customers gains (and loses) momentum, the various responses (all predictable) are rolling out. "It's Obama's...

Double standard and then some

"Let's see. I was a reporter for the AP in Washington. I'm a Verizon customer in America. Way to go, govt. You have my...

NSA spying extends to Internet companies, reports say

As if a top secret court order requiring Verizon to hand telephone records over to the National Security Agency weren't enough, the UK Guardian...

NSA spying on Verizon calls is nothing new

So, the federal government is spying on millions of Americans. Still. And this time, there’s a document to prove it. In a momentous scoop...

Silent sting

To find criminal suspects, federal agents use a device that tracks everyone else too

Feds’ use of spy tools under scrutiny due to privacy concerns

April 3, 2013
If the FBI is trying to pinpoint the location of a suspect in your neighborhood, investigators could sweep up information from your mobile device...

White House supports cell-phone petition

March 5, 2013
A petition calling for legislation to legalize unlocking cell phones has passed the magic 100,000 mark, mandating a White House response -- and guess...

Cell phone petition gets 100K signatures

February 21, 2013
A San Francisco entrepreneur's petition to allow consumers to unlock their cell phones has gathered more than 100,000 signatures, and now the White House...

Free the cell phones! Sign the petition

February 20, 2013
A San Francisco entrepreneur is trying to get the Obama administration to overturn a stupid anticonsumer law that protects cell phone makers and phone...

The end of landlines?

Seniors fear deregulation may leave them without service

The wrong filter

Does the Internet own us now? A look at what Instagram's policy kerfuffle means for artists

Corporate vampires drink your blood

August 29, 2011
The same week that Warren Buffett gave an anemic Bank of America a $5 billion transfusion of capital, a score of protesters in downtown...

Bedbugs and pickpockets: a non-travelers tale

I am a hotel aficionado. I wrote my undergraduate thesis in a New Haven hotel lobby, watching the light fade from pink to orange...

When the feds come knocking

Electronic Frontier Foundation calls on major Internet companies to protect user privacy

Comcastrophe: the FCC approves the Comcast-NBC merger

January 18, 2011
And so the Obama administration has reneged on yet another major campaign pledge: to halt media consolidation.Obama's Federal Communicatons Commission and his Justice Department...

Don’t let lobbyists control broadband billions

January 24, 2009
The stimulus bill is our best chance to get meaningful government investment in faster, affordable, and open internet. This is an action alert...

george micheal

March 1, 2008

“From San Francisco to Silicon Valley”

Many viewers may recognize the city as they know it: construction, do-not-enter road signs, and a distant skyline

Citizens vs. spies

San Francisco is at the center of a national debate over government and corporate surveillance of US residents

The real FISA problem

The entire premise of secret electronic surveillance seems shaky, judge or no