Stories by David Rosen

David Rosen is the author of "Sin, Sex & Subversion: How What Was Taboo in 1950s New York Became America’s New Normal" (Skyhorse, Feb ‘16). He can be reached [email protected] subscribe to David Rosen's feed

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.