In June of last year, we reported on an unsettling patent filed by Apple that would allow certain infrared signals to remotely disable the camera on iPhones. It showed the potential downsides of bringing cameras into the world of wireless connectivity, which appears to be the next big thing in the camera industry. Now, a newly published patent is rekindling the fears of those who don’t want “Big Brother” controlling their devices.
Orwellian might be over used, but it’s fitting in this case
The church has sent an email to followers instructing them on how “to counter free speech on the internet,” according to former Scientologist and current anti-Scientologist blogger Marty Rathbun, who posted the email message in its entirely on his blog.
The message instructs followers to visit media sites, including Microsoft, Google, or any other that requires users to agree to a code of conduct that prohibits comments that threaten, defame, or degrade any group or individuals.
I can count all the times that my posts tagged “politics” have been curated under that tag on one hand with my thumb chopped off. I see other people’s stuff with that tag, more often than not I’m left to wonder why it was curated.
Sure, the neologism feminazi insults my intelligence as it does virtually every other tumblr. But you’re not sitting in my seat seeing what you curate on that tag and what you pass over.
What doesn’t come around, doesn’t go around.
My crime? Talking too much about Occupy Wall Street (I’m not an Occupier, but as a blogger and journalist it strikes me as one of the most important stories out there — hence the constant coverage), and talking too much about the controversial detainment without trial provisions contained in the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would basically shred the Bill of Rights and subject American citizens to military police forces. The same level of civil rights protection that enemy combatants in a cave in Afghanistan receive!