Re-Post on Sexual Harassment

One of the most pernicious ideas in American life is that sexual harassment lawsuits are an example of political correctness gone mad. For the last few months I’ve been working on a video series for Highline, a re-examination of all the things we got wrong in the 1990s. The first episode is about the sexual harassment freakouts […]

via What we talk about when we talk about sexual harassment —

NYT: “How the Republicans Sold Your Privacy to Internet Providers”

If you don’t read the entire article read just this…

“Here’s one perverse result of this action. When you make a voice call on your smartphone, the information is protected: Your phone company can’t sell the fact that you are calling car dealerships to others who want to sell you a car. But if the same device and the same network are used to contact car dealers through the internet, that information — the same information, in fact — can be captured and sold by the network. To add insult to injury, you pay the network a monthly fee for the privilege of having your information sold to the highest bidder.”