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Older People Are Worse at Telling Fact From Opinion

Americans over 50 are worse than younger people at telling facts from opinions, according to a new study by Pew Research Center. Given 10 statements, five each of fact and opinion, younger Americans correctly identified both the facts and the opinions at higher rates than older Americans did. Forty-four percent of younger people identified all […]

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New report shows NSA tool collects ‘nearly everything a user does on the internet’

XKeyscore is a top secret National Security Agency program which allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing emails, online chats and the browsing histories of millions of individuals, according to documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden and reported in The Guardian. “I, sitting at my desk,” said Snowden, could “wiretap […]

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Social networking sites and our lives. PewResearch Report.

Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, and Twitter. Do these technologies isolate people and truncate their relationships? Or are there benefits associated with being connected to others in this way? The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project decided to examine […]

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Chris Brashear and her publishing lawsuit

On April 7, 2008, Chrissy Brashear filed suit against Ellora’s Cave alleging that she was entitled to a distribution of profits from 2005 until the date at which defendants bought out her 5% shares.   EC’s response to the litigation was to not participate. The trial brief also asserts that Ellora’s Cave is diverting assets away […]

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Internet penetration and freedom

Over the past decade, and particularly in the last few years, the influence of the internet as a means to spread information and challenge government-imposed media controls has steadily expanded. This mounting influence directly corresponds to the growth in the number of users around the world: over two billion people now have access to the […]