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Stories by Annalee Newitz
Posted on: May 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Grabbing those screen shots from DVDs was, as my lawyers assured me, a textbook definition of fair use. But the entertainment industry made it a pain in the ass.
Posted on: May 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet
When you play the Xbox game Halo, it's hard to miss "the Jar Jar effect." That's when aliens bear an uncanny resemblance to earthly racial stereotypes.
Posted on: Apr 27, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Rejoice! The software is pure again!
Free the Cameras
Posted on: Apr 20, 2005, Source: AlterNet
He's a surveillance device with a conscience. The hardest part is when he comes into contact with other members of his kind.
Posted on: Apr 14, 2005, Source: AlterNet
When Google makes satellite images publicly available, it erodes one of the cornerstones of privacy law, the "reasonable expectation of privacy."
Posted on: Apr 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet
We wanted justice for tech innovators. We also wanted some pizza delivered to the Supreme Court steps, goddammit.
Mother's Little Sniffer
Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Spying is fun for the whole family! Let the CIA teach you how.
Aggregate! Iterate! Reciprocate!
Posted on: Mar 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet
ETech was like hanging out with cyber-librarians on acid – really, really good acid that makes you want to change the world.
Help Tech – Jail the Poor
Posted on: Mar 15, 2005, Source: AlterNet
The new bankruptcy bill is going to bring outsourcing hot spots back home.
Posted on: Mar 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Blogs challenge what makes for valuable or credible speech, which is not at all the same thing as free speech.
Posted on: Mar 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Harvard President Larry Summers' speech does prove something about the status of women in the sciences.
Who Moved My Data?
Posted on: Feb 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Posted on: Feb 16, 2005, Source: AlterNet
As I lay there trying to sit up and escape the hospital (and not barf in the process), I couldn't help but think about pornography.
Henry Darger's Internet
Posted on: Feb 9, 2005, Source: AlterNet
He already had the internet in his brain, full of LiveJournal posts and chat sessions with himself.
Posted on: Feb 2, 2005, Source: AlterNet
The U.S. media industry will become the source of crappy, cheap, B-grade products that other nations laugh at.
Posted on: Jan 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet
Is this the same Apple of "rip, mix, burn" and "think different" and "our company founders were once acid-dropping phone phreaks"?
Wear It, Bitch
Posted on: Jan 11, 2005, Source: AlterNet
This ain't biology. This is your government, helping cosmetics executives to get rich on state-enforced gender norms.
Destroy All Planets
Posted on: Jan 5, 2005, Source: AlterNet
The asteroid threat provided a perfect fantasy counterpoint to very real fears aroused by the tsunamis.
Posted on: Dec 28, 2004, Source: AlterNet
The Brand X case could change - dramatically - the cost and availability of broadband cable Internet access across the United States. It could also help government spies wiretap your online communication.
Posted on: Dec 21, 2004, Source: AlterNet
If Internet culture is going to bite us in the ass, its problems will grow out of rampant individualism and the cacophony of voices contributing to the medium.
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