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Stories by Annalee Newitz
The Meaning of Spam
Posted on: Dec 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet
An inside look at the "arms race" between spammers and anti-spam technology.
Techsploitation: This Is Not Progress
Posted on: Dec 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet
The information age could have happened 2,000 years ago but didn't. What we need to learn from the past -- and correct -- to keep from plunging into another Dark Ages.
Crap of the Future
Posted on: Nov 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet
For the holidays, please allow me to predict what kinds of lame holiday crap I'll be complaining about in years to come.
Posted on: Nov 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet
There's a scientific basis to the truism that money can't buy happiness.
Posted on: Nov 14, 2006, Source: AlterNet
It's easy to understand why open-source and free-software advocates are up in arms.
When Sex Sucks
Posted on: Nov 8, 2006, Source: AlterNet
On 'fitness,' fruit flies, and gene pools.
Television is History
Posted on: Nov 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet
A meticulous new report finally reveals why researchers can't seem to research TV.
Welcome to the C.S.A.
Posted on: Oct 24, 2006, Source: AlterNet
A fake British documentary explores what would have happened if the South had won the Civil War.
GooTube is Dead
Posted on: Oct 17, 2006, Source: AlterNet
So what will you lose when Google turns YouTube into one of its searchable data troves?
Posted on: Oct 10, 2006, Source: AlterNet
I proudly identify as a geowanker (also known as a high-tech map enthusiast).
Small Pieces Unjoined
Posted on: Oct 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Trying to track down an old friend via Internet mainstays -- Google, Myspace, Technorati -- was a surprisingly frustrating experience.
Dotster's Computer Illiteracy Campaign
Posted on: Sep 26, 2006, Source: AlterNet
A new alliance between MySpace and Dotster pulls the covers over the most basic web task: getting a domain name and setting up e-mail.
Posted on: Sep 19, 2006, Source: AlterNet
How a plush creature with a mini-computer for a face just might change your life.
Death by Satire
Posted on: Sep 12, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Thanks to the Internet, political satire can be instant and lethal.
Posted on: Sep 5, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Something changed the Internet forever during the surreal years after 9/11: Data mining was weaponized.
You've Been 'Pwned'
Posted on: Aug 28, 2006, Source: AlterNet
I just can't muster up enough paranoia to properly eliminate all those bill stubs and other documents with my personal data on them.
Snakes in Vain
Posted on: Aug 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet
'Snakes on a Plane' became an Internet geek phenom for the same reasons that the Hamster Dance did: it was weird, stupid and fun.
Fun with the AOL Data Leak
Posted on: Aug 15, 2006, Source: AlterNet
Last week, AOL revealed three months' worth of people's web searches -- and the data is oddly fascinating.
Posted on: Aug 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet
There's a new threat to free speech, and it comes from the software that lets you read blogs.
The Nice Rats
Posted on: Aug 1, 2006, Source: AlterNet
My fantasy about super-rodents goes something like this...
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