Beyond on the moral and civil rights argument against the NSA’s extreme surveillance programs, there is an economic argument steadily gaining in prominence. The United States has long been the symbolic, innovative and physical heart of the internet but now that is being truly threatened thanks to the NSA. Large countries like Brazil, India and [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 9, 2013 7:04 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 23, 2013 9:56 am|
President Obama has always wanted a grand bargain to cut Social Security benefits. As long as he is in office it is a real concern, but every day it seems less and less likely Republicans would ever agree to work with him.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday October 26, 2012 8:12 am|
When Facebook began to struggle after going public this past May, they launched a desperate crusade for revenue that has ultimately placed the burden on users by severely limiting your ability to reach your friends unless you pay a premium.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday July 26, 2012 12:36 pm|
Every day, the American public grows more and more opposed to the war on marijuana, but the major Presidential candidates just don’t hear it. Barack Obama’s Justice Department is waging a federal war on state-legal medical marijuana clinics in California — even as his campaign wants marijuana ballot initiative supporters to turn out for him [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday May 20, 2011 7:31 am|
Austrailian journalist Ben Grubb, the Deputy Technolgy Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, was arrested for writing an article about a presentation on Facebook security vulnerabilities made at an IT conference in Queensland.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday September 22, 2010 1:31 pm|
We’re pleased to announce the brand-new online store from Just Say Now. Featured in our store are hemp t-shirts, hemp tote bags, stickers, pins, t-shirts – just about everything you need to show your support for legalizing marijuana and support our organizing to pass marijuana ballot initiatives in November. Even though we complied with Facebook’s censorship of pot leafs, all of our ads for the Just Say Now store were rejected. And the rejection came with some blatantly false statements, and a harsh warning.
|By: Michael Whitney Friday August 27, 2010 8:00 am|
Hot on the heels of Facebook censoring marijuana leafs in ads on the social network, and Google’s decision to accept and run nearly identical ads, a third major Internet site took a side on legalization ads.
Social news site Reddit, owned by publishing company Conde Nast, told Just Say Now that the site would not run any display advertising relating to marijuana legalization.
|By: Michael Whitney Wednesday August 25, 2010 12:21 pm|
Good news from Google: the search giant has accepted our marijuana legalization ads.
You can see the censored ads and sign our petition to Facebook protesting their decision here.
The ads were removed by Facebook, which said the ads, which feature a marijuana leaf, was a violation of its policy – a decision the social networking site made after serving no fewer than 38 million impressions of the ads earlier this month. The ads will run on Google’s advertising network immediately.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 24, 2010 1:44 pm|
Gavin Dunaway, Adotas: “Listen, you dirty hippies: Facebook doesn’t wanna run your pro-legalization display ads. It ain’t down with your THC consumption or your tie-dye or your free love or your patchouli stink. It’s a family social network that only runs family-friendly advertising — like beer and liquor ads, products the family can enjoy together [...]
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday August 24, 2010 10:24 am|
The Libertarian Party contacted us this morning following the launch of our campaign to get Facebook to relent on their decision to ban the Just Say Now logo with a marijuana leaf from advertising. Libertarian Party spokesman Kyle Hartz said Facebook had also censored their logo, which likewise contained a marijuana leaf: Here at the [...]