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Hey, @RealDonaldTrump, Hands Off My Flag

Hey, @RealDonaldTrump, Hands Off My Flag

. By Thomas L. Knapp “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag,” writes US president-elect Donald Trump in one of his patented incendiary (pun intended) tweets. “[I]f they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” You’ve probably heard all the arguments for and against a flag-burning […]

War: The Islamic State and Western Politicians Against the Rest of Us

War: The Islamic State and Western Politicians Against the Rest of Us

By Thomas L. Knapp On July 28, London’s Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, aka “the Old Bailey,” announced the conviction of Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary on charges of “inviting support for a proscribed organization” (the Islamic State). He’ll be sentenced, likely to a long stint in prison, in September. On August 18, social […]

#FreeStacy: Twitter Meets the Sarkeesian Method and the Streisand Effect

#FreeStacy: Twitter Meets the Sarkeesian Method and the Streisand Effect

. . By Thomas L. Knapp I suppose I should be enjoying a bit of a schadenfreude moment: About two years ago, I was banned from commenting on Robert Stacy McCain’s blog, The Other McCain, for offending one of his gatekeepers. Now Stacy’s been banned from Twitter, apparently for offending one of its gatekeepers, professional […]

Sheriff’s Office Offers Free Public Safety Alerts Through NIXLE & Twitter

Sheriff’s Office Offers Free Public Safety Alerts Through NIXLE & Twitter

Should Twitter Banish ISIS Fans, Or Track Them?

Should Twitter Banish ISIS Fans, Or Track Them?

By Ivan Plis . A new study of online support for Islamic State terrorists contains surprising implications for stopping recruitment, online as well as for using social media as an intelligence tool. Republished with permission–The Daily Caller Foundation: http://dailycallernewsfoundation.org/ The paper, published by the Brookings Institution on Thursday, tracks tens of thousands of Twitter accounts […]

Privacy: Who Can You Trust?

Privacy: Who Can You Trust?

Ever since Google and Facebook entered our lives, nurse and especially since we starting using smartphones, it looks like private, personal information and details that only we know about ourselves no longer exist. Our age, moods, everything about us will reach other interested parties sooner or later – probably through smartphones or other gadgets that […]

The Hive Mind

The Hive Mind

By David Stewart The US has lead the way once again into a new direction.  I call it the “Hive Mind”.  We developed the technology and intellectual assets to begin its formation.  You can see it plainly on any street in almost any city in the US.  All the young people and most of the […]

What Liberals Can Learn From Liberals

What Liberals Can Learn From Liberals

By Gregory Welborn

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