All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Prism’

Brooke Axtell With Katy Perry: Spoken-Word Piece On Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault at Grammys

Brooke Axtell joined Katy Perry at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. Katy Perry sang a song called ‘By the Grace of God’ from her most recent album ‘Prism,’ and Brooke Axtell performed a spoken-word piece about domestic violence and sexual assault. Both women took the stage following President Obama’s televised message supporting the cause. “It’s on us–all of us–to create …

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Yahoo Threatened With $250K A Day In Fines For Not Releasing User Data

Court documents were released on Thursday, showing that the U.S. government threatened Yahoo with fines of $250,000 a day in 2008 if it didn’t comply with demands to provide communications from its users. The documents are very significant because they highlight how the government has made companies participate in the NSA’s infamous PRISM surveillance program. Over 1,500 documents relating to …

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Katy Perry Bemoans Her Childhood Education, Campaigns For Teachers

Katy Perry wishes the education she received as a child would have better prepared her for life. Instead of letting it get her down, the Firework singer has decided to use her international pop star status to promote educational opportunities across America. In a recent interview with Yahoo! about her “Make Roar Happen” campaign, which raises money for teachers through …

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Skype Blog Hacked To Tell People Not To Use Microsoft Email

Microsoft’s Skype had its Twitter account, Facebook page and blog compromised on Wednesday, with the Syrian Electronic Army taking control of all three to spread its anti-spying/anti-Microsoft email message. Back in the summer, leaked slides from the NSA came out indicating that the government agency could wiretap Skype video calls thanks to a “backdoor” in the popular service. The Guardian …

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Katy Perry Keeps Her Fans Talking

Katy Perry is all the rage these days. Her relationship with John Mayer, who she recently described as her crush, is part of the reason behind the continued discussion about her. Many fans keep wondering, Will they or won’t they marry? Then, there is the recent talk about her new gig with the beauty giant, CoverGirl. However, much of the …

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Katy Perry Talks New Album and John Mayer

Singer Katy Perry is speaking up about her latest and seemingly-vulnerable album Prism. Previously flowing through the rumor circuit was that one of the songs from the album, a song entitled “Unconditionally”, is about her on-and-off relationship with the infamous-for-being-difficult John Mayer. In the song, Perry croons about loving someone in spite of insecurities, dirty laundry, cracked-out-looking appearances on TV, …

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NSA “Cybercommander-In-Chief” & His Deputy To Resign

It’s been said that no publicity is bad publicity, but if you happen to be Gen. Keith Alexander, this year would contain enough bad publicity to drown even walking scandal Anthony Weiner. From the news that he wasted taxpayer dollars on fulfilling his Starfleet captain’s complex to his metadata dragnet of American citizens’ personal information, Alexander has had a tough …

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Glenn Greenwald Is Leaving The Guardian for ‘Dream Journalistic Opportunity’

The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald has announced that he will be leaving the publication for a “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity.” Greenwald, as you probably know, broke the whole NSA surveillance story wide open when he published leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. His work led to the current conversation over the United States’ secret domestic spying initiative. Here’s what Greenwald …

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Katy Perry Confirms Next Single as “Unconditionally”

28-year-old pop sensation, Katy Perry is still beaming with the success of her new single, “Roar.” But what’s even more exciting is that the music superstar has recently announced what single will closely follow its mighty predecessor. Perry was recently featured as the Billboard cover story. In the article, you get a pretty hefty breakdown of her album, “PRISM.” In …

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Edward Snowden’s Russian Adventure: ‘Fearful’

Edward Snowden is, to some, the most interesting man in the world for a variety of reasons. Yet Snowden is made infinitely more fascinating by his mystique; whatever opinions one might hold about him, nobody really knows anything about how he’s going to carry on now that the secrets are out. What, exactly, is this traitorous coward/heroic whistleblower’s life going …

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Google Turns On Secure Search For Even Those Who Aren’t Signed Into A Google Account

In early June, it was revealed that the NSA was working with a variety of tech companies to access information on foreign targets and Americans. Google and others named in the leak denied ever having provided unfettered access to their servers, but some Americans are not so trusting. Now Google is taking it a bit further. Search Engine Land reports …

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Star Trek Command Center Built by NSA Chief

About a week ago, ForeignPolicy posted an expose by writer Shane Harris about Lt. General Keith Alexander, the current chief of the National Security Agency. That article painted Alexander as a “cowboy” who was less interested in his obligation to the law and more interested in getting the job done. “Alexander wants as much data as he can get. And …

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