Topic: Big Brother (TV Show)
The Food and Drug Administration is working on regulations to label calories on menus. The regulations may appear innocuous, but they're nothing more than the government ordering us an unwanted, piping-hot side of guilt with every meal, and then sending us the tab.
07/26/2011 11:00 am
In Pictures Who's who on The Voice
The fundamental flaw with ACOs is the Big Brother approach of controlling costs by dictating how physicians may practice. Doctors may decide they'd rather be 'accountable' to their ACO paymasters rather than patients.
06/02/2011 11:00 am
While extreme gag orders, or 'super injunctions,' often keep the British press from airing the private details of celebrities' court cases, they haven't yet been able to quiet the Twitterati.
06/01/2011 04:19 pm
Whisper Systems donated its software to help Egyptian dissidents spread the word without the government listening in.
05/04/2011 03:10 pm
Cameras, sensors, and video chat allows caregivers to be hundreds of miles away. But some see shades of 'Big Brother' in this new senior care model.
04/13/2011 02:18 pm
Sasha Alyson hauls (sometimes by elephant) children's books in the local language to kids in rural Laos eager to learn to read.
02/21/2011 11:14 am
Wyoming lawmakers propose installing video cameras to help evaluate teachers' performance. But educators are concerned about privacy issues, among other things.
01/24/2011 05:40 pm
Facebook has introduced a new tag suggestion functionality that uses face-recognition software. Queue Facebook privacy firestorm.
12/16/2010 05:14 pm
A tax on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was shot down last year by President Obama. But a new study by respected transportation experts – and a successful pilot program in Oregon – should revive the idea.
10/05/2010 02:38 pm