Stories by David Rosen

David Rosen is a 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: Jul 19, 2015, Source: AlterNet

A national discussion about the criminalization of nonviolent crime is taking place. Let's make sure we talk about sex work too.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Smart high-tech product designers and clever investors are hunting down the next hot opportunity.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2014, Source: Salon

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?