Thursday, July 3, 2014 In Egypt and Pakistan: Profiles in Courage and Repression
As bad as things get for our movement in this country, we are not yet feeling the full throttle of repression and, if one needs a reminder of that and perhaps a profile of what's in store for us if we don't organize now, the situation facing Internet activists in the Middle East provides it.
(1 comments) Thursday, December 19, 2013 My Experience with Obama(doesn't)care
Obamacare improves the lives of lots of people but some of us are left out and that exposes what it's really about: a bail-out of the insurance and health-care industries.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 The Hero and the Villains: the Jeremy Hammond Sentence
The Jeremy Hammond case is about repression, entrapment, and the use of Internet activists to unwittingly spy on the rest of the world. Hammond is jailed but the criminal is the U.S. government.
(14 comments) Friday, October 11, 2013 Stallman, FOSS and the Adobe Nightmare
Adobe's embarrassing super-security failure is about more than its security. It's about whether software is free and open-source and why so much of it is not.
(5 comments) Saturday, September 21, 2013 Attacking Net Neutrality Once Again
Lurking behind last week's courtroom arguments is a clear picture of the difference between the corporate vision of the Internet's future and the way the rest of us want it.
(3 comments) Wednesday, September 18, 2013 When Posting a Website Link is a Crime
Journalist Barrett Brown did something you do all the time: he posted a link to a public webpage. He's now facing 105 years in jail for doing that.
(2 comments) Tuesday, August 20, 2013 The Firings at AOL Patch: A Study in Corporate Myopia
How could a major technology company like AOL so deeply misread the culture and the irreversible changes that have taken place in news coverage and how reflective is that of the corporate Internet?
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Lavabit: A Profile in Corporate Principles and Personal Courage
The government went about privacy-protecting email provider Lavabit. Rather than give up the files the government was seeking, Lavabit closed its doors. The 350,000 users who lost email services are the collateral damage of a government war on people's communications.
(1 comments) Thursday, July 4, 2013 The Snowden Controversy and Our Legacy of Choices
Many issues lurk behind the Snowden controversy, and its coverage, but the main one may have to do with how we use the Internet and how we can reclaim our privacy.
(8 comments) Sunday, June 23, 2013 Lessons of the Snowden Revelations: You are the Target!
Everybody's talking about Snowden, his revelations and their significance. But government officials and their subservients in the mainstream media aren't participating in a debate; they are attempting to avoid one. It's to hide the most important truth: we, the people of the United States, are the real target of this surveillance.