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There are more than 105 million ereaders and tablets in the United States. Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Google, and Barnes & Noble want to know what your doing with all the purchases you’re making and record every detail. Privacy advocates, however are quick to point out that reading habits should remain private and not something to be analyzed and combed over in an effort to monetize everything we read. The major new players in e-book publishing—Amazon, Apple and Google—can easily track how far readers are getting in books, how long they spend reading them and which […]

Current legislation makes it illegal for the US government to use propaganda on its own citizens. The House of Representatives, however, has placed an amendment on the defense authorization bill that eliminates this ban.     The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987—that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns. The new law would give sweeping powers to the government to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public. “It removes […]

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