Archive for the 'Technology' Category

Chattering in the Noise

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

The civil liberties implications of US National Security Agency collecting phone records of its citizens is messy enough. The looming prospect of a $200 billion class action lawsuit on the phone companies Verizon and BellSouth means more shit for the fan.
In this age of surveillance, personal privacy which is a basic human right is now […]

100 Egypts 4U

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

The G-B4A campaign could well become a test case for grass roots activism for Web2.0. Which, as Robert Sharpe says, are:
21st century methods being employed to hasten the release of Alaa Abd El-Fatah, who has been imprisoned for his part in a peaceful, pro-democracy protest
A lot revolves around deobfuscating the business logic of the algorithms […]

Last Night a Streamer Saved My Life

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

Back in 2004 The Onion reported on the tragic story of Sam Powers, a man who’s love affair with music ended at 35 when he discovered that buying music wasn’t fun anymore. A huge lump formed in my throat that made me choke back the emotion. Thousands of thirty-something people could, like me I’m sure, […]

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