Stories by David Rosen

David Rosen is regular contributor to AlterNet, Brooklyn Rail, Filmmaker and IndieWire. His website is He can be reached at  subscribe to David Rosen's feed

Posted on: Aug 17, 2014, Source:

Sexting nation, 78 million strong! How the scolds and moralists lost, and sexting became an all-American pastime.

Posted on: Jul 2, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Failure to pay a parking ticket can ensnare you in a life of peonage—and even land you in jail.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2014, Source: AlterNet

A British program called Optic Nerve scooped up the sexually explicit images of an untold number of Americans.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Strip clubs reveal much about modern-day American capitalism.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The UK, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China restrict online porn. Is the U.S. next?

Posted on: Jul 18, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Can Americans get beyond the moralistic sex paradigm behind the criminalization of sex for money?

Posted on: Jul 4, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Lesbian porn companies see an emerging business opportunity.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

The ubiquity of dirty, violent porn has many people worried. But is it just the same old moral panic?

Posted on: May 27, 2013, Source: AlterNet

It's harder to make profits in porn in the digital world, the 21st-century medium of porn distribution.

Posted on: May 24, 2013, Source: CounterPunch

Time—and changing moral values—has led to the rehabilitation of those formerly brought down by a sex scandal.

Posted on: May 16, 2013, Source: AlterNet

What happened to kids being kids?

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Major retailers are jumping into the growing "sexual wellness" business.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2013, Source: AlterNet

America is in the midst of another sexual revolution.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2013, Source: AlterNet

From CCTV cameras to RFID wristbands, retailers are monitoring everything you do.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

License-plate reading technology's jaw dropping capabilities are already deployed across America.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Wireless providers are aggressively collecting and reselling your usage data. And a lot of what they do remains secret.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The police-corporate surveillance “complex” is being consolidated, drawing ever-closer corporate tracking and government surveillance.

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Unless we challenge the idea that we should concede our rights to protect our safety, it'll get even worse.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: AlteNet

Consumers stand to lose big-time if the FCC and its corporate friends get their way.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Over 1.3 million Americans have been electronically "searched and frisked."

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Clinton's law designates political conventions National Special Security Events, a category of state security that virtually dooms the exercise of First Amendment Rights.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If you are a user of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Craigslist or another popular site, the U.S. security state is watching you.

Posted on: May 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Your seemingly private information is a public commodity, subject to the dictates of the security state and market opportunists.

Posted on: May 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Google appears to have morphed from a corporation that proclaims, “Don’t be evil” to one insisting that users “Join the Borg.”

Posted on: Mar 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Fees, surcharges and taxes make wireless companies tons of money.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If you listen carefully online, you’ll hear a deep sucking sound -- that's the sound of all your personal data being gobbled up by digital service providers.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The telecom trust’s use of the FCC to raise your rates is a direct example of how corporate greed impacts each of us.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

On July 28, 1932, World War I veterans marched on Washington to demand their service bonus. Today, in the face of austerity, we see very little protest like that march.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A growing number of nonprofits are recipients of AT&T grants; are they violating their IRS nonprofit status by shilling for the company's interests?

Posted on: Jun 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Telecom giants Verizon and AT&T have gamed the system, using regulations designed to foster competition to snatch up ever more of the wireless spectrum.

Posted on: May 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Americans are living lives of lowered expectation and intensified financial uncertainty.

Posted on: May 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Today's telecoms provide overpriced and inferior service, and are systematically overcharging the hapless American consumer.

Posted on: May 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Amidst the long, drawn-out recovery from the Great Recession, an unprecedented flowering of intellectual life is underway.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The documentary production company Citizens United has dedicated itself to furthering the interests of the far right and the super-rich.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why, with all the deaths, beatings and suffering that prostitutes endure under "free market" conditions, is it not a regulated enterprise?

Posted on: Mar 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Raiding 911 funds is an easy way for politicians to scoop up loose cash -- far easier than taxing the rich.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that allows Big Pharma to advertise directly to consumers. How did we get here?

Posted on: Feb 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The American Legislative Executive Council works behind the scenes, using state-legislative stooges to implement the agenda of giant corporations and the super-rich.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A growing number of scams are being perpetrated on telephone and Internet customers. Think you can easily identify bogus charges on your bill? Good luck.