As you may have recently heard, Twitter and Facebook are in the news due to their recent grilling on Capitol Hill. What is interesting to me about this, regardless of how you feel about the companies and the services they provide, is that not being public utilities they are not susceptible to government regulation. Rather, they […]
The New York Times reports that the newly elected French President’s staff created fake accounts to mislead Russian Hackers. “The National Security Agency in Washington picked up the signs. So did Emmanuel Macron’s bare-bones technology team. And mindful of what happened in the American presidential campaign, the team created dozens of false email accounts, complete […]
Opinion article on Wired concerning the expansion of government surveillance. “That’s why it’s so concerning that the Justice Department is planning a vast expansion of government hacking. Under a new set of rules, the FBI would have the authority to secretly use malware to hack into thousands or hundreds of thousands of computers that belong […]
Censorship Quotes by Literary Authors “I am against censorship. In all forms. Not just for the right of masterpieces — high art — to be scandalous. But what about pornography (commercial)?Find the wider context:notion of voluptuousness à la Bataille?But what about children? Not even for them? Horror comics, etc.Why forbid them comics when they can […]
Inspired by this: World of Warcraft player Colleen Lachowicz captures seat in Maine state Senate despite Republican attacks on her ‘bizarre double life’ as a gamer I think gamers would make great politicians. In game we have to be able to communicate, manage our time and resources, understand technology and how to use it, and […]
Keep up with Twitter’s election feed here. Facebook’s ticker is here. MySpace election page is here. YouTube’s election page is here. See Google’s elections maps here. CNN’s political ticker is here. MSN’s election page is here. NYT’s election page is here. The Guardian’s election page is here. (if you want a British perspective) Have one […]
I apologize at the lateness of this post as I was abroad and without Internet access when I first learned of it. Barack Obama has made history again, this time as the first presidential candidate ever to advertise in video games. If you are in one of the following swing states, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Indiana, […]
Here are my slides in PDF format for my presentation I did on political commentary online for Thought and Praxis II Spring 2008. It was an oral presentation, but I’ll be happy to post my more in-depth notes if anyone is interested.