It's just not the same news anymore

by Andrea Shea King -- As I reported last week, newspapers are in trouble. Online news outlets are eating their lunch, in some cases cutting their print audience in half since the advent more…

The tsunami continues ...

by Andrea Shea King -- Japan's nuclear crisis has created a keen interest in radioactive fallout reaching the United States' West Coast. How "hot" or radioactive is it in the Los Angeles basin? more…

Social media: Faster than speeding tsunami

by Andrea Shea King -- Social networking on the Internet was crucial in helping survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami communicate with each other and the rest of the world. According to more…

FBI tracks student with GPS device

by Andrea Shea King -- Last fall, a California student discovered a GPS tracking device on his car during an oil change, and posted photos of the device on Reddit. Then the FBI more…

White House making 'fake people' on Facebook?

by Andrea Shea King -- An alarming report by Sean Kerrigan via Patriot Network shows that the U.S. government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on more…

Tools for tyrants: Obama wants some, too!

by Andrea Shea King -- It was a tough call this week to determine which story would be the lead in this week's Surfin' Safari column. Both stories are significant. On one hand more…

The day the Internet went dark

by Andrea Shea King -- The Internet shutdown in Egypt last week is giving us a good look at the dark side of government Internet control. A governmental "kill switch" is a two-sided more…