Archive for Category "Democracy"
Aaron H. Swartz, one of our most vigorous champions of open access and copyright reform, committed suicide in New York City on Friday at the age of 26. Click here for more.
Now this is high quality information – a step by step explanation of how it is that Obama won in cyberspace. Required reading for anyone who is in the business of online influence. You can see it HERE.
The 4th Amendment may be very close to dead. If this bill becomes law, online the 4th Amendment is dead. What’s the problem with the police trolling through your Gmail account looking for something? If you haven’t done anything you have nothing to fear right? Right. (From CNET) Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than [...]
Governments around the world to varying degrees see the free flow of information on the Internet as a challenge. Sometimes governments even lobby Google to make some information disappear. Governments also ask the company for user search histories etc. Most of the time Google complies as the video below reports. And “requests” are increasing. Where [...]
The current model for college is terribly outdated. Though I look with fondness on my time in school and see value in being on-campus, online education seems to make much more sense for many people than the system I went through. Given the cost of education now this seems especially so. Enter the MOOC or [...]
Many people plan on videoing their vote this year. In a free and open republic citizens should be able to document their vote for posterity. At least this is the opion of your editor. However there are some states where breaking out your Android at the polling station will get you in hot water. Florida, [...]