Google's True Origin Partly Lies in CIA and NSA Research Grants for Mass Surveillance
The story of the deliberate creation of the modern mass-surveillance state includes elements of Google’s surprising, and largely unknown, origin. It is a somewhat different creation story than the one the public has heard, and explains what Google cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page set out to build, and why.
Soon, Nobody Will Read Academic Journals Illegally — the Studies Worth Reading Will Be Free
It’s a dirty open secret in academia. Scholars work very hard to prove their work is worth taxpayers’ money, but then publish it in journals that are prohibitively expensive—not just for taxpayers but academics themselves.