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Mastercard and Microsoft Want to Take Control of Your Identity

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — Concerned about privacy being eroded by Big Brother? Forget National I.D. — Mastercard and Microsoft have just unveiled a plan to aggregate people’s personal information and cobble it together into “digital identities” to relieve the “huge burden” placed on individuals who need to prove they are who they […]

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Merkel Calls for EU to Lead the World As It is ‘Reorganized’

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — During Wednesday’s meeting of the European People’s Party (EPP) in Munich, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the opportunity to take a cheap shot at President Trump while calling for the European Union (EU) to rise up and lead the world. The idea of World Government — a “New […]

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Anti-American Cleric Slated to Win Iraqi Election

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — A decade and a half after President George W. Bush declared “Mission Accomplished” in the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr — the anti-American Shi’ite cleric who led his followers in attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq — appears to be the clear winner in the country’s fourth […]

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David vs. Goliath: New Social Media Site ONEWAY Takes On the Giants

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — In the world of social media, Facebook and Twitter are the twin Goliaths. They dominate the social media market. They also systematically censor posts and use manipulative tactics to influence the ways users think, interact with each other, and even vote in elections. But now, thanks to a […]

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Tails 3.2: Privacy, Security, and Anonymity on the Internet Just Got Easier

— Published with Permission of TheNewAmerican.com — The operating system Ed Snowden used to communicate with journalists when he revealed the size and scope of NSA surveillance in 2013 received a major update Thursday. Tails (which stands for The Amnesic Incognito Live System) is a Linux distribution created and distributed by the Tails Project. Tails […]

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North Carolina’s Bathroom Battle over States’ Rights

— Reprinted with Permission of The New American — As North Carolina finds itself in the cross-hairs of the federal government, the Tar Heel state seems ready to stand its ground against federal intrusion into what is — at most — a state issue. The case over North Carolina’s controversial HB2 may well serve to […]

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Microsoft: Windows 10 Reports on Users; Can’t Be Stopped

When Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29, the new operating system was already mired in controversy due to the way it monitors users’ activities and reports back to Microsoft. Many news sites including The New Americanwrote about the spyware features of Windows 10. Some considered that reporting to be little more than fanciful conspiracy […]