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…

Tweeting turns government censorship on its head

by Andrea Shea King -- When major media outlets ignored the civil unrest in the North African country of Tunisia, protesters turned to the Internet – blogs, Facebook, Twitter, WikiLeaks documents, YouTube and more…

How that new gizmo may be used against you

by Andrea Shea King -- This must read PDF document by McAfee contains a crystal-ball look into threats in the cybersphere and on our computers and digital devices. The table of contents includes more…

Obama has to defy Congress to regulate Internet

by Andrea Shea King -- Welcome to Net Neutrality – the new reality. They did it. Despite congressional action that forbade it, a federal appeals court that said they couldn't and public opinion more…

Big Brother in the palm of your hand

by Andrea Shea King -- One of the methods used by communist regimes to control its citizenry is through the use of "block informers," neighborhood "observers" who spy and report others' activities to more…