Even America Could Descend Into Tyranny

When all that matters (in politics) are impressions, emotions and myths, not facts, we are on the road to tyranny. https://t.co/NkfLqRDEhZ— jimbuie (@jimbuie) March 7, 2017 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

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The Importance of Competition in the Marketplace of Ideas

Even America, which has a long history of freedom of speech as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution, is continuing to learn, or relearn, the importance of competition in the marketplace of ideas. "True ideas need testing by false ones, lest they become mere prejudices and thoughtless slogans." https://t.co/f7SVrACWBq — jimbuie (@jimbuie)... Continue Reading →

Power of Mainstream Media Declines

As the American media loses economic power, with diminished resources -- traditional print and broadcast media are in a far more precarious position than they were in 1970 -- their cultural and legal protections have weakened as well. The public's confidence and good will have almost evaporated. Less than a third of Americans express trust... Continue Reading →

Are Our Mobile Phone Communications Private? Is Trump’s Phone Secure?

Is Trump Tweeting From a 'Secure' Smartphone? The White House Won't Say. National Public Radio. Trump's unsecure Android phone highlights common security dilemma In-Depth-Computerworld-Jan 27, 2017.  Donald Trump still using personal Android phone despite potential hacking... Telegraph.co.uk-Jan 26, 2017 Use mobile phones as securely as possible - Security in a Box US Considers Scanning Phones and... Continue Reading →

Blogger Agrees to Pay Financial Settlement to Melania Trump for Defamation; Canadian Wins $65,000 in Lawsuit Against Neighbor for Facebook Post

First Lady Melania Trump has settled a defamation case against a US blogger who allegedly defamed her. The blogger agreed to pay an undisclosed sum and issued a retraction and apology. A Canadian in 2016 won $50,000 in general damages, and $15,000 in punitive damages against a neighbor who posted defamatory statements on Facebook. Click.... Continue Reading →

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