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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.