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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!

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.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Spying is fun for the whole family! Let the CIA teach you how.

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.

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.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

PayTrust customers' information was sold to Intuit without consent. Suddenly, if PayTrust customers wanted to access their accounts, they had to agree to a very disturbing privacy policy.

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.

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"?

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.

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.