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…

WikiLeaks data now on 1,800 sites

by Andrea Shea King -- In last week's Surfin' Safari, I reported that the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks could be transformed from a handful of volunteers to a global movement. One week later, there more…

Anti-American hackers ready to defend WikiLeaks?

by Andrea Shea King -- In a news update from WikiLeaks' Twitter account, wlcentral, an "unofficial WikiLeaks information resource" reported that Evgeny Morozov cautioned in The Financial Times that the U.S. backlash against more…

Airport security: The new Checkpoint Charlie?

by Andrea Shea King -- Two major stories impact the Internet this week: the use of blogs and social networks to galvanize air travelers protesting the TSA's "grope and scan" procedures, and the more…

Many opt out of undie searches for Thanksgiving

by Andrea Shea King -- Concerns and outrage over airport security checkpoint and procedures made headlines all weekend. One of them featured the story of a 31-year-old software programmer who refused to allow more…

Election headquarters: Not D.C., but P.C.

by Andrea Shea King -- Read 'em and leap! Here's the place for good post-game analysis of who won where and by what margins. Here you'll find the battle for Congress, the Senate, more…

Sarah Palin, queen of the Internet?

by Andrea Shea King -- Hackers beware ... of Sarah Palin Prosecutors are seeking an 18-month prison sentence for Sarah Palin hacker David Kernell, but his defense is asking for probation instead. David more…

Trick or treat, election's almost here

by Andrea Shea King -- The Tea Party Express rallies across the nation on the organization's fourth coast-to-coast tour are being live-streamed with produced segments constantly uploaded to YouTube by Liberty.com and Tea more…

Follow the Tea Party Express wherever you are

by Andrea Shea King -- Travel along with the Tea Party Express IV! Well, virtually. On the night this Surfin' Safari column is published, the Tea Party Express IV will have kicked off more…