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Posted on: Mar 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Watch out for the robber-barons of the attention economy.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What does Star Trek have to do with Google in China?

Posted on: Feb 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet

A breakthrough theory reimagines human origins and debunks the whole concept of 'pure races.'

Posted on: Feb 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The post-Google hegemony has imposed a new buzzword regime on us. It's called Web 2.0.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet

On privacy issues, Microsoft may not be as bad as you think -- but Google may not be as good.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2006, Source: AlterNet

At Veronica's Neptune High, battles are between the multiracial underclass and a mostly white, ultrarich crowd of '09ers.'

Posted on: Jan 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Stem cell research fraud vs. literary fraud: Only one harms its victims.

Posted on: Jan 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet

I just can't seem to act like a girl, even when I go on the Internet.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

CP80's website should be subtitled something like 'Conservative Wonks Gone Wild.'

Posted on: Dec 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The EU has a brave new idea: Why get a wiretap order when you can just data-mine the hell out of everybody?

Posted on: Dec 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Monster stories are morality tales, and Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' is no different.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Colonialism is alive and well here, but there's something else here too: a culture of rampant eco-preservationism.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Why is Sony BMG using its CDs to sneak unidentified software onto people's computers?

Posted on: Nov 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Norwegian scientists have discovered that male-dominated societies are doomed to extinction. What does this mean for feminism?

Posted on: Nov 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Researchers discovered that chemicals from marijuana rejuvenate an area of the brain linked with learning.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

VeriSign's ping empire will be just another step along the road to an Internet broadcasting world that's as corrupt as the off-line one.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The law says you're allowed to look at the map online, but you're not allowed to create a digital version for your iPod.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Two scientists have discovered that mice sing. Does this mean that mice are a lot more like people than we ever realized, or people are a lot more like mice?

Posted on: Oct 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In India, where a flu pandemic will be apocalyptic, pharma geeks are infringing patents in order to survive.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

I've been reading the first blog ever written from a strikers' picket line.

Posted on: Oct 12, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The war between Canada and Denmark is heating up, and casualties are piling up on the Internet.

Posted on: Oct 4, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Do videogame companies have the right to search your hard drive to prevent you from cheating? Apparently Blizzard thinks it does.

Posted on: Sep 26, 2005, Source: AlterNet

If you like Christmas, have a job or family, or laugh at people who are 'weird,' then you just might be neurotypical.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Intelligent design has become so popular in part because it tells us we are the peak of evolution.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Fans fought to bring back the TV show Firefly for the same reason many of us fight for freedom of the press.

Posted on: Sep 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

For years, governments all over the world have secretly been collaborating with the high-end color laser printer industry in order to track the origin of every color copy made.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2005, Source: AlterNet

People want to get their music online, and currently P2P is the best way to get it -- not because it's free, but because it's there.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

What Google Earth really shows us in stark relief is how many parts of the world are still invisible to people in the United States, where Google generates its Earth.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Fantasy authors JK Rowling and Jacqueline Carey have written new novels about magical realms that are, ironically, more realistic than many US newscasts.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Smart geeks are being harassed or bribed into silence by major corporations all the time.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Like fan fiction, machinima takes well-known video game characters and situations in bizarre new directions.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet

EarthLink and dozens of ISPs like it are hardly fighting for truth and justice when it comes to protecting your computer from whatever scams and threats are out there.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Now you don't need to build your own repressive state apparatus, because HP and Microsoft have done it for you.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Why would an elected official want to bar cities from giving their residents quick and easy access to the Internet?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The DOJ has wisely made the world safer by forcing anyone even remotely connected with publishing erotic images online to keep elaborate files on the true identities of everyone in said images for seven years.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet

It was the power of electronic text alone that brought our crew out.

Posted on: Jun 8, 2005, Source: AlterNet

We should try to change the world around us - or, failing that, at least our personal circumstances. That's why I'm excited about <i>Rebuilt</i>, a new book about what it's like to become a cyborg.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Interestingly, as the country has grown more conservative, the Star Wars films have tipped further toward liberalism.

Posted on: May 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

The booth babes were treated the way little kids treat the people dressed as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck at Disneyland: as photo opportunities.

Posted on: May 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As of last week, we have a new card to burn. I'm talking about the new driver's licenses and ID cards ushered into existence by the passage of the Real ID Act.