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SourceWatch Koch Spy Agency Led by Voter Fraud Huckster The Kochs have been complaining about a "lack of civility in politics" as they seek to boost their public image--but one of their top operatives helped propel perhaps the most egregious case of race-baiting voter fraud hucksterism in recent years. At the same time that the Kochs have been on a PR blitz, publicly spinning an image of themselves as well-intentioned patriots trying to make the world a better place and decrying "character assassination," they've been quietly ramping up a clandestine surveillance and intelligence gathering operation focused on their perceived political enemies, Ken Vogel reports at Politico. At the helm of this "competitive intelligence" operation is a man named Mike Roman, Vice President of Research for Kochs' Freedom Partners and who was paid $265,000 last year, according to Freedom Partners' recent tax filing. Kochs' Freedom Partners Spent $129M in 2014, Invested Massively in Voter Data Lists Rep. Ben Carson

Beyond McLuhan: Your New Media Studies Syllabus - Christina Dunbar-Hester Editor's Note: A new generation of scholars is trying to come to new understandings of how technology and society shape each other. Christina Dunbar-Hester is among those young lions from her position at Rutgers School of Communication & Information. Here, she walks you through her PhD-level class on technology and media. Along the way, she distills a quarter century of academic work that goes far beyond pop culture's standard takes on how our world changes. It's tempting to see new technologies, especially new media technologies, as drivers of political and social change. But technological artifacts also embody the values and assumptions -- and conflicts -- of the societies that produce them, in complicated and surprising ways. "Technology is society made durable." In this course we ask, how can we think about media technologies in a smart and critical way? However, I teach in Rutgers' School of Communication & Information, and this course is for our Ph.D. students. Week Seven: Users

High Country News Consumer Watchdog The online life of a teenager Jump to navigation  Menu 🔊 Listen Tech Home page - 4-13 Share It! The online life of a teenager Play Pause Support Us LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images From using common sense to minding your p's and q's, eight tips for how to survive in the social media space as well as the workplace. by Ben Johnson Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 04:00 Story When conversation turns to teenagers and how they use technology, the narrative is usually focused on how teens are disconnected from the real world because of their reliance on smartphones and social media. danah boyd begins her new book, "It's Complicated: the social lives of networked teens," with an observation she made at a high school football game in Nashville: It was the parents, not their children, who were locked into their smart phones. According to boyd, the ability to socialize on one's own terms is what determines when one is keyed into technology, not age or tech savviness. Featured in: Marketplace Tech for Thursday, March 27, 2014 About the author More

TomDispatch CounterPunch Ira Glass’s ‘This American Life’ Leaves PRI So, on the advice of his show's singers, he found himself on the Upper East Side to see a throat doctor to the stars. The office was lined with head shots: Luciano Pavarotti, Celine Dion, Hugh Jackman. Despite being in certain quarters rather famous himself, an awed Mr. Glass snapped photos of all four walls, with close-ups. Then he was given a steroid shot and sent on his way. "It's kind of a pain" getting sick, Mr. By Saturday night, his voice was back to its soft, sinusy self; and the audiences, mostly public radio geeks, cheered. Or, as of late, play by its rules. Read More VidCon: Big brands, teenagers, and YouTube stars collide

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