Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

Victory For Privacy and Free Speech

February 8th, 2008
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Law: “No Fat People Allowed”

February 6th, 2008
Mississippi Law: "No Fat People Allowed" If some Mississippi legislators had their way, they'd put forth a law that would ban obese people from being served at restaurants. State Rep. John Read, a Republican who is one of the bill's three authors, says he wasn't trying to offend anybody and never even ...

How to File Airport Security Claims

December 7th, 2007
When TSA Power gets to people's heads A rise of TSA "incidents" are driving people up the wall: Jake's trip through Pittsburgh International ended with a TSA guard picking up a tray where his laptop was located and accidentally dropped and broke his laptop. Pieces broke off of it and ...

House Passes “SAFE Act”

December 6th, 2007
House Democrats rushed and passed legislation related to regulating the Internet that is an obscene abuse of political power. House passes "Safe Act" The SAFE Act requires that anyone providing an "electronic communication service" or "remote computing service" to the public who learns about the transmission or storage of information about ...

Big Brother has a new name

December 4th, 2007
It's called Facebook Throughout the week, countless articles have been released that attack the founder of Facebook for alleged theft of code that helped create the latest social online phenomena. All sorts of dirty laundry have been aired regarding the 23 year old Harvard grad and owner of Facebook. It's alleged ...

MPAA violates copyright law

December 4th, 2007
Revenge of the nerds: MPAA violates the law, infringes copyright with it's spy software The MPAA's "University Toolkit" --universities have been asked by the MPAA to install spying software in their networks to monitor student behavior. The measure was taken as the MPAA and RIAA are continuing to crack down ...

Karl Rove Abused Geeks To Cover Tracks

December 2nd, 2007
Karl Rove's under fire for calling on nerds to cover his tracks The head of the federal agency investigating Karl Rove's White House political operation is facing allegations that he improperly deleted computer files during another probe, using a private computer-help company, Geeks on Call. This is a pretty big issue that ...

Pirate Bay: “ARR, mateys”

December 1st, 2007
The BBC interviewed the founders of the Pirate Bay, recently. The article: "Views from the Pirate Bay" discusses the difficulty that Swedish police have had dealing with the issue. It's a political problem that has very difficult solutions and it closes with a fascinating political statement: "Technology has ...

A Network You Can Trust, Amazon.com

November 29th, 2007
Kudos to Amazon, Inc., shame on AT&T for betraying our trust. I've been beyond angry at the "network you can trust -- AT&T" over its willingness to open up customer records, bills, and Internet activity to the government. I've never been a sucker for the "if you aren't doing ...

the "network you can trust" is a fraud

November 4th, 2007
AT&T the “network you can trust,” as per their slogan, has employed a technology to 'thwart terrorism' that it once used to fight off fraud. In the 21st century of fear-driven politics, this should come as no surprise. Politicians shake in their boots over potential terrorist attacks and love ...