articles tagged: law
why the web never forgives, or forgets
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why the web never forgives, or forgets

A European lawmaker wants the web to forget your embarrassing moments. But at this point, that's pretty much an impossible task.

religious freedom done very, very wrong
# politics

religious freedom done very, very wrong

Christian zealots in Missouri vote to create a right they've always had just to sneak in a way to stop teaching their kids about evolution, sex, and cosmology.

how to create a legal false dichotomy
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how to create a legal false dichotomy

We should always think of the children, especially if we're being told to let our ISPs spy on our every move, ostensibly to protect said children.

sopa was horrible, but piracy is still a problem
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sopa was horrible, but piracy is still a problem

Piracy might not kill entertainment as we know it, but the justifications for why it's supposedly harmless seem to fall short of their goal.

when quacks resort to legal intimidation
# health

when quacks resort to legal intimidation

Marc Stephens, a lawyer for the infamous Burzynski Clinic, decided that the best way to meet skeptics is with unhinged conspiracy theories and harassment.

no, you can’t do psychology by committee
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no, you can’t do psychology by committee

A group of researchers armed with very strong opinions and flawed studies do not constitute a consensus on the effects of video game violence on children.

the age of the cyber-vigilante is here. now what?
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the age of the cyber-vigilante is here. now what?

Online mobs have become judge, jury, and executioner. What happens to social media now?

why dog eat dog politics is a really bad thing
# politics

why dog eat dog politics is a really bad thing

Christopher Hitchens accurately dissects why very few sane people want to go into Western politics anymore.

when administrators’ heads really need to roll…
# politics

when administrators’ heads really need to roll…

Amazingly, Harrington High School will not be prosecuted for spying on its students at home through school-issued laptops and creating child porn in the process...

why millions of deaths can be “just” a statistic…
# science

why millions of deaths can be “just” a statistic…

The bigger the crime, the less inclined we seem to emphasize with each victim.

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