An oft-repeated truism is that technology is accelerating. No doubt. For millennia, men killed each other with clubs, spears and swords. Then for a few hundred years, they blasted at one another with cannons and guns. When World War II began, early battles involved horse cavalry and flimsy biplanes…
“Mobile Justice,” a free smartphone app from the American Civil Liberties Union, allows users to capture exchanges with law enforcement and automatically transmit the video to ACLU chapters in various states—preserving it even if the phone is seized or destroyed. The app, can be used on Android and iOS phones, also provides information on individual rights.
Why Words Matter
In 1968, the college town of Gainesville, Florida, like most of the nation, was roiling with racial unrest, and more fuel was being splashed on the discontent by an unpopular war in Vietnam. Gainesville was the South, after all, and the local newspaper, The Sun, teamed up with the white law enforcement establishment…
A Tangled Web
The concept of an “Open Internet”—known as Net Neutrality—attempts to classify broadband services as a regulated “public” utility, like those that deliver electricity or water. But the Net is a different sort of common carrier, and while the public’s interest is important, Internet users can’t ignore the billions of dollars in private investment that made the Internet possible.
In the Middle
In his address to the Scientologists, government officials, religious leaders and academics who gathered for the ceremony, Mr. Miscavige said, “We come to a long-anticipated turning point in European history—a moment when a ribbon falls on a new Ideal Org—and so signals a new era of tolerance, brotherhood, compassion and spiritual power.”