Whether you love it or hate it, the technology behind it all is here to stay
Poor Edward Snowden. The former NSA subcontractor has sacrificed his career to expose US government surveillance programs that were revealed years ago. Except for minor details, data-mining operations like “PRISM” were outed in 2006, and have been underway since at least 2003. Newspapers may be dinosaurs, but they beat the Internet to this story by seven years.
Note: This article originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of the magazine.
Alright, Firefox master. Think you're hot stuff? Think that your list of 135 installed add-ons is impressive? I have one more in mind that will help you tie the whole picture together, but don't be frightened off by my exaggeration: You'll be able to make use of it whether you're running a paltry 5 add-ons or the 10,000+ in Mozilla's entire library.
Dubbed the Firefox Add-on Collector, this extension takes the entire concept of add-ons themselves and wraps them up in a higher layer of accessibility. Gone is the default disable/install/uninstall add-on screen you're used to. Firefox Add-on Collector builds these features alongside a means for subscribing to various add-on collection packs from third-party sources. Not only can you have the crème of Firefox's crop of add-ons at your fingertips, but you'll also have a source that constantly checks these packages for updated entries to grab (or delete).
LIFE Magazine, which published classic photojournalism from Maragaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt, David Douglas Duncan and many others during its various incarnations as a weekly (1936-72), special issue (1972-78), monthly (1978-2000), and Sunday supplement (2004-2007), lives again, thanks to the new LIFE photo archive hosted by Google.
Ultimately, about 10 million photos (only about 3 percent of them ever published) will be available at Google. There's no need to wait to explore this rich photo heritage, though: about three million are already online.
So, what can you do with photos ranging from Marilyn Monroe to Winston Churchill, World War II to Vietnam, Muhammed Ali to the King of Siam? You can view photos in three different sizes, including high-resolution (5MP-6MP) sizes and use them for personal or research purposes.
To learn more about the collection, and for your chance to tell us about your favorite LIFE Magazine images, join us after the jump.