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facebook: never deletes

[Audio: German; Captions: English] Ever. Tweet

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identity politics

There has been a lot going on with nymwars. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock :-), this controversy revolves around Google’s latest offered service, Google Plus. In a departure from most of its social services to date, Google … Continue reading

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privacy, anonymity, pseudonymity, and google plus

[Audio: English; Captions: English (more available at TED)] Well worth watching. People have many very wrong assumptions about “real” names, pseudonymity, and anonymity online. As Matthew Ingram points out, “As a number of users have pointed out, Google and Facebook … Continue reading

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this n that

A lot of buzz this morning about proposed changes to applications for passports. For starters, it’s beginning to look like it will be easier to get a security clearance than a passport if these changes go through. State Dept. proposes … Continue reading

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why do I use facebook when it is evil?

Facebook is notoriously insecure. It has flipflopped — more often then McCain — on privacy settings, policies. It keeps rolling out “new” features that undermine old settings. And given the business facebook is in, it WILL be using and harvesting … Continue reading

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this n that

Privacy invasion, yes, but this is downright silly: Searching for Details Online, Lawyers Facebook the Jury. I mean, most people try to get out of jury duty, yes? Post all kinds of crap to your facebook account and get out … Continue reading

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Really a lot of stuff going on in MENA right now, it’s almost impossible to keep up. Key countries: Libya – la terre brûlée: Looks like on the cusp of civil war, as Ghadaffi is responding with extreme violence to … Continue reading

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wikileaks, the internet, egypt: at the edges and intersections

I first want to touch on the importance of communication. Believe me, as a deaf person I am acutely aware of the central place communication has in all of humanity. We are driven to communicate, we must communicate, and we … Continue reading

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wikileaks: “The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote.”

In looking over this article, one thing that strikes me is that these Wikileaks commentaries are becoming a blend of current political issues as well as Wikileaks news, and not just purely articles about Wikileaks itself. In fact, this article … Continue reading

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wikileaks: trust and consequences

UpdateThe video of the Wikileaks panel mentioned below is now up here: WikiLeaks: Why It Matters. Why It Doesn’t? Gerstein spotted this little argument popping up in proceedings against Sterling, who is accused of passing information along to a NY … Continue reading

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in which i rant

I really, really, really hate the recent forced linkage between YouTube accounts and Google Accounts. I have an ancient gmail account that I’ve used as my primary email, under my real name and real activities for a long time. I … Continue reading

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I have no words: Are atheists unfit soldiers?. Read the comments section, too: some very interesting points there. Plus links to Why Religious People Are Scared of Atheists and Army Falsely Claims Lowering Standards of Recruitment Has Not Affected Troop … Continue reading

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wikileaks: ploughing on…

There’s quite a few articles out there now, partly because the narratives are starting to multiply. It’s not just Wikileaks anymore. There are several stories now — Assange, Manning, Anonymous; analysis and reactions to the Wikileaks narrative. But first, I … Continue reading

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GET YOUR COMMENTS IN: Mere Hours Left to Save Net Neutrality. See also: Marathon – Save the Internet. And, petition: Accept No Substitute for Real Net Neutrality Holiday in Chernobyl: Ukraine to lift restrictions on disaster site. I can’t get … Continue reading

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what the fuck is it…?

I swear to god, while I find paypal very convenient, etc, I find it extremely frustrating that somehow, whenever I do actual, real transactions with them, I am suddenly barraged with a HUGE slew of phishers. How do the phishers … Continue reading

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