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…

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…