Verizon was ready with new spy tech, to force onto people’s phones when it became legal for them to begin tracking and selling customer data. [boingboing]
Terrorism is the process of manipulating the public’s perception through the fear of violence.
When I was a kid, the UK police made a big deal out of how they didn’t carry guns, but not anymore. Terrorism is starting to pull the police away from the people and increase the separation between the government and the governed.
It turns out that a large number – possibly several hundred – of the antisemitic bomb threats that have been coming in to Jewish community centers around the US, originate from one very sad puppy in Israel.