Tag Archives: online

Pick one! Pick several! Just…something!

But seriously, read through. It also gives you an idea of the “state of the union”… where we are online. And there are some really good tips in here.  Plus they do start off with a top ten and then … Continue reading

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PSA: privacy, freedom, and transparency on the internet

…will not happen unless we take steps to make it happen. Don’t trust that “someone else” will. If you’re not worried about your privacy, you really should be: Data retention should last one year Governments have proposed that internet providers … Continue reading

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egypt rerouting

I interrupt my own article with something that occurred to me while writing: Here’s the big question I have. If Egypt’s Internet network was taken down with a series of phone calls, then who made those calls? If it was … 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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network neutrality, hobbled

FCC’s Network Neutrality plan — being put into place because Congress failed (is this becoming a redundant phrase?) to put together a proper bill is only half way acceptable: mobile (or wireless) is to be exempted from net neutrality. This … Continue reading

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this n that

How America will collapse (by 2025) Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go … Continue reading

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captions and subtitles

As a deaf person, I’m naturally very interested in accessibility on the Internet. Ironically, one of the things I loved best about it, in the late 80’s when I first encountered the ‘nets and online culture, was how fully and … Continue reading

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Wikileaks around the ‘net

The media’s authoritarianism and WikiLeaks. Remember what I’ve been saying about shifts. No longer a watchdog — for many years now — the U.S. media is behaving no better than the government. Not even a tool but an arm, it … Continue reading

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Wikileaks exposing a lot more than cable dispatches

Another roundup. There’s some very thoughtful articles out there. There’s also a lot of dreck — I’d say #wikileaks on twitter is pretty much useless at this point, unless you want to participate in DDoS attacks, spout endless slogans and … Continue reading

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perhaps the real reason for the vitriol against wikileaks

…is how it upends the “usual” notion of who has power: But let’s turn to the more profound significance of what has occurred. Formerly, back in the days of Orwell, every power could be conceived of as a Big Brother … Continue reading

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this n that

Another one for “making it better” — Peace Prom makes safety stylish. A safe space is created for LGBT teenagers and allies to have their prom. Held in a church, even. Looks to me like more pressure is being applied … Continue reading

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