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TED.com – Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

Clay Shirky deliv­ers a clear and cogent his­tory and expla­na­tion of PIPA/SOPA, walk­ing through through both the intent and what the ram­i­fi­ca­tions of the bill and how it changes the entire legal sys­tem under which web­sites operate.

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Posted in Art, Copyright, Culture, Politics, Quick Posts, Social Media, Technology
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Electronic Frontier Foundation – The Internet at its Best

EFF high­lights some of the largest sites that par­tic­i­pated in the SOPA/PIPA blackout.

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Posted in Copyright, Politics, Quick Posts, Technology
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ArsTechnica – Wikipedia to join reddit in SOPA blackout Wednesday

I’ll also be post­ing a mes­sage to protest and inform peo­ple about PIPA and SOPA, though I imag­ine Wikipedia will have a much larger influence.

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Posted in Politics, Quick Posts, Security
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Ars Technica – Three Senators condemn OnStar for tracking former customers

Glad I don’t own a vehi­cle with OnStar installed. It’s more than a lit­tle sleazy to col­lect and sell infor­ma­tion from for­mer customers.

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Posted in Business, Quick Posts, Security
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Huffington Post – U.S. House Ignores Internet Reality, Again

If it wasn’t so frus­trat­ing you have to almost admire Repub­li­cans abil­ity to ignore their own experts or exam­ples when legislating.

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Posted in Communication, Economics, Politics, Quick Posts, Technology
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NYTimes.com – “Serious”

Seri­ous is mak­ing stuff up apparently.

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Posted in Economics, Politics, Quick Posts
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NYTimes.com – Ludicrous and Cruel

I love that term voodoo eco­nom­ics, but in this case it seems to fit so well when you try to under­stand some of the ridicu­lous assump­tions made.

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Posted in Economics, Politics, Quick Posts
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