articles tagged: censorship
why we can’t, and shouldn’t, police abusive speech on web
# tech

why we can’t, and shouldn’t, police abusive speech on web

The bad news is that we can't wipe offensive speech and trolls off the web. The good news is that trolls tend to turn on each other quickly.

why tech companies can’t prevent censorship
# tech

why tech companies can’t prevent censorship

Foreign policy wonks want tech companies to battle censorship with the devices they sell to foreign countries. Unfortunately, they can't defeat math, even for a noble cause.

censoring the web one keyword at a time
# tech

censoring the web one keyword at a time

Governments censoring, filtering, and manipulating the internet, so hot right now.

placing the web under the sword of damocles
# politics

placing the web under the sword of damocles

PROTECT IP and SOPA aren't just threatening to gut the internet under the guise of fighting piracy, they're giving cranks and quacks a powerful new weapon ripe for abuse against their critics.

how prudishness becomes a pathology
# sex

how prudishness becomes a pathology

Helicopter parents seem to believe that if kids can't learn about sex, they won't experiment with it. Statistically, they're risking their kids' long term health for their own peace of mind.

testing the great firewall of china
# tech

testing the great firewall of china

China wants its citizens connected to the internet. Just not the kind of internet where their daily propaganda blitz could be questioned with the click of a mouse...