When “Friends” are Feds

A secret document has revealed US government officials have so many programs of agents working undercover on social networking sites that they have had to create a coordination program. The Electronic Frontier Foundation obtained the document under freedom of information laws. The document, “Obtaining and Using Evidence from Social Networking Sites” is authored by the […]

Mmm… Pi

In celebration of Pi Day last Sunday, many pies were baked and shared. ScienceBlogs, together with Serious Eats, held a Pi Day Bake-Off. They received 35 entries, which have been narrowed down to ten finalists. Not only are these “pi pies” decorated in a mathematically clever way, they look scrumptious! See the full-size pictures at […]

Online hate on the rise

The Internet grew 20% more hateful in the past year according to new figures. That’s not in terms of losers nitpicking on forum flame wars, but rather racist and other hurtful material, plus terrorist propaganda. The report comes from the Simon Wiesenthal Center for Tolerance, named after a Jewish holocaust survivor who later pursued those […]