Conor Friedersdorf: In the name of counterterrorism, many Americans have given their assent to indefinite detention, the criminalization of gifts to certain charities, the extrajudicial assassination of American citizens, and a sprawling, opaque homeland security bureaucracy; many have also advocated … Read more →
I was waiting for websites to go the Kickstarter route, and I’m delighted to see Penny Arcade is among, or the, first. If this goes well, it will undoubtedly have serious implications for how web publishers make money and gain … Read more →
“Don’t call me a geek. I’m better than that. And so are you.” — Don’t Call Me A Geek – Threat or Menace My friend, Curt Thompson, is less than ecstatic over the double-edged sword of geek culture.
between an app that is bad, and one that does not fulfill your particular needs between a developer who does not respond at all, one who is busy enough that they cannot respond within 10 minutes, and another who does … Read more →
Government asks: when can we shut down wireless service? – Ars Technica Matthew Lasar: Reading through the many responses that the FCC received last week to this question, especially from the telcos and their representatives, it’s clear that the big … Read more →
“The lightbulb went off. “Oh,” I said. “I get it. See, you are afraid, because for the first time in your life you have found yourself a victim of unwanted sexual advances by someone who has the physical ability to … Read more →
Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords – USATODAY.com If an employer asked for passwords to my social accounts, the interview process would be over. Period.
Fliers Still Must Turn Off Devices, but It’s Not Clear Why – NYTimes.com Oh, it was crystal clear way back in 2008 when I wrote about this for Ars Technica, and it’s crystal clear today, assuming you can look beyond your … Read more →
The unexpected impact of Facebook’s “seamless sharing” on newspaper sites | Financial Times Tim Bradshaw: Throughout this week, most or all of the “most shared” and, by extension, “most viewed” stories on Independent.co.uk have been from the late 1990s. Most … Read more →
How to Get More Women in Tech in Under a Minute, by Caroline Drucker via Gina Trapani