Search Results for "internet" : 53

by / on May 6, 2006 at 10:48 am / in Business, Congress, Domestic, Judicial, Organizations, World

Digital Neocolonialism or Benevolent Hegemony?

by The Internet’s capacity for making information seamlessly accessible is even more impressive given its largely unregulated and decentralized nature. This freedom from regulation has allowed superior technologies like Google to quickly make themselves the standard. Yet although the protocols and codes for the Internet belong to the private sector, important components of the Internet rest within the grasp of a single power: the Unite…

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by / on December 18, 2009 at 7:42 am / in Issue, Latin America, Main Menu, World

Friending Cuba

…ing against government regulation. Since its inception, it has only grown, even as the government clamps down on Internet availability (access was consistent at 9.4 percent for quite some time but decreased to 4.6 percent in November 2008) . Despite all attempts, the government has discovered no efficient means of monitoring and/or restricting the black market and Internet dissent. And so the rabble grows. At the same time, there’s a new sheriff…

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by / on January 6, 2014 at 4:28 pm / in Cover Story, Domestic, Fall 2013, Judicial, Media

Warrants for Torrents

…g months, however, the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) became a household name. At its core, the bill threatened internet users and website owners alike by essentially nullifying so-called “safe harbor” provisions which protect users from criminal liability for uploading copyrighted material. By January 2012, major internet companies such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter had come out against the bill, while popular websites like Wikipedia even we…

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by / on March 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

The Wizard of DoS

…ious problem. This growing trend warrants a critical evaluation of laws and norms surrounding interaction on the Internet. There must be an attempt to outline what constitutes public and private space on the Internet. The information made public by the HB Gary hack shows us that, contrary to the current electronic communication laws, the government and their cyber-security contractors like HB Gary, Berico, Palantir and Booz Allen Hamilton view th…

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by / on March 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm / in Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

This Women’s Day …

by What do Asian women in air hostess uniforms, James Bond actor Daniel Craig dressed in drag and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have in common? Before you get carried away with suggestions not fit for mass consumption, I’ll tell you:…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:14 pm / in Content, Domestic, Election, First Person, Issue

Letter to a Young Candidate

…gh-dollar checks, while I ended up raising smaller amounts from a wider group of newer donors that added up. The internet, however, did allow me to reach friends from student council in college, graduate school—even as far back as kindergarten. If I didn’t have an email address or phone number I mined data from Facebook, Myspace and other social networking sites. While the internet tool won’t replace the traditional paper invitations that go out…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:34 am / in Media, Protests, World

#hacktivism

…definitions of privacy. The appearance of facial profiling and other surveillance, along with the development of internet networking, has reduced our private sphere to our bathroom doors – perhaps forcing some to hide behind masks. This struggle to regain personal freedom hit a popular chord in the internet subculture that has leaked into the mainstream, even if it has not been a pressing demand during the recent series of protests. The network t…

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by / on December 2, 2007 at 4:56 am / in Content, Domestic, Issue, Judicial

Dirty Thoughts

by Candide, Canterbury Tales, and The Arabian Nights were all once deemed “obscene” by the federal government. In 2005, Cocktails 2, Ass Clowns 3, and 1001 Ways to Eat My Jizz were all spared that fate. Nowhere is the subjectivity of obscenity law more succinctly, if ironically, expressed than in Justice Potter Stewart’s famous locution in his concurring opinion in the obscenity case of Jacobellis v. Ohio (1964): explained his reluctan…

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by / on October 18, 2009 at 5:19 pm / in Business, Domestic, Issue

Getting Profiled by Facebook

…nson, the entrepreneur and hedge fund manager is also an arch-libertarian and futurist philosopher who views the internet as a venue for unfettered human freedom, if not human perfectibility. He believes that an internet in which capital and information can travel with uncontrollable momentum and speed could bring on a libertarian utopia which will trickle into and later overwhelm an outmoded, still-fettered external world. Writes Hodgkinson in t…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 10:47 pm / in Domestic, Election 2012, Media, Uncategorized

The Fact Check Republic

by by Eszter Offertaler On March 29, 2012, at 12:52 p.m., Logan Smith, a 25 year-old college graduate, reported on his personal blog that the IRS was to federally indict South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley for tax evasion. Piggybacking on the heightened media attention that surrounded the Republican vice-presidential hopeful, Smith engineered a blog post that would generate controversy, increase web hits, and spread virally. He accomp…

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