1980s Max Headroom predicted the head-exploding information overload of today.

This unrelenting drumbeat leaves many people feeling as though their heads are going to explode. 

Each day, it seems, brings a bewildering flood of news stories: impeachment hearings, the mess in Syria, another mass shooting, corporate malfeasance, the details of each development quickly surpassed by some new outrage powered by algorithm. 

Russia is going to test an internet ‘kill switch,’ and its citizens will suffer

“It’s cool — all the creepy totalitarian countries are doing it.”

Russia is planning to disconnect itself from the global internet in a test sometime between now and April. The country says it is implementing an internal internet (intranet) and an internet “kill switch” to protect itself against cyberwar. The question is, would this actually work?

US agency plans crackdown on FOIA requests

Trump administration officials took steps on Friday to crack down on transparency at one of the largest US federal agencies, proposing a slew of changes that could make it harder for the public and media to obtain records of agency dealings.