articles tagged: internet
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.

food, water, shelter, and broadband internet?
# tech

food, water, shelter, and broadband internet?

If we accept that internet connectivity in the 21st century is a part of vital infrastructure, the next question is what is the minimum speed we can call acceptable.

when did opt out become the new opt in?
# tech

when did opt out become the new opt in?

Online advertisers are starting to cross into downright stalkerish behavior...

is it harder to lie online than in person?
# tech

is it harder to lie online than in person?

How could it be harder to lie online if you can hide your identity? Well, the internet never forgets a fib...

the long goodbye of the wide open web?
# tech

the long goodbye of the wide open web?

No matter how tamed the web of the future will be, it will always have its wild, adults-only parts.

when things are as insane as they seem…
# oddities

when things are as insane as they seem…

Sometimes looking through the spam trap leads you down a path of abject insanity...

cybersecurity done horribly wrong, revisited
# tech

cybersecurity done horribly wrong, revisited

The internet kill switch bill is back and its author and sponsors have learned absolutely nothing about how the technology works.

when internet evangelism tries to go global
# tech

when internet evangelism tries to go global

There's a good case for trying to bring the developing world online, but it's going to be hard to get today's financial gatekeepers to sign on to such a project.

is the web changing how we think about sex?
# tech

is the web changing how we think about sex?

The internet may have broadened our horizons, but it hasn't changed how we think about sex. With maybe one exception...

the amazing, conscious internet? not quite.
# tech

the amazing, conscious internet? not quite.

No, the internet isn't about to gain sentience and become a globe-spanning hivemind.

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