Day: December 3, 2005

  • No Xmas For Sony

    No Xmas logo by Gisela Sony have deliberately infected millions of computers with spyware. The state of Texas is sueing them for this, in fact: “Sony has engaged in a technological version of cloak and dagger deceit against consumers by hiding secret files on their computers,” said Attorney General Abbott. “Consumers who purchased a Sony…

  • I’m A Happy Spudboy!

    Devo first performed as the “Sextet Devo” at Kent State University in 1973. Co-founders Gerald Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Bob Lewis were students at Kent State at the time the National Guard shot and killed students at a protest against the U.S. invasion of Cambodia–the ‘pivotal moment’ in their founding, according to Casale. The original…

  • US Paid For Good Press

    The U.S. military command in Baghdad acknowledged for the first time yesterday that it has paid Iraqi newspapers to carry positive news about U.S. efforts in Iraq, but officials characterized the payments as part of a legitimate campaign to counter insurgents’ misinformation. In a statement, the command said the program included efforts, “customary in Iraq,”…