On our culture, depression, and suicide (Talks 1 & 2)

On our culture, depression, and suicide (Talk 1):

On our culture, depression, and suicide (Talk 2):

The article referenced in both videos was published in Newsweek (May 22, 2013) titled “The Suicide Epidemic” (also mentioned elsewhere on this blog): http://mag.newsweek.com/2013/05/22/why-suicide-has-become-and-epidemic-and-what-we-can-do-to-help.html

From The Guardian, “Facebook reveals governments asked for data on 38,000 users in 2013 (First report of its kind reveals more than half of government requests for user data in first half of 2013 came from the US)”:  http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/aug/27/facebook-government-user-requests

“Technology giants struggle to maintain credibility over NSA Prism surveillance (Strongly-worded denials issued by Apple, Facebook and Google about their co-operation are followed by further revelations)” (plus Verizon): http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jun/09/technology-giants-nsa-prism-surveillance

More news of Google and Yahoo’s connections with the NSA: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/technology/nsa-is-mining-google-and-yahoo-abroad.html?_r=0

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