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execute:repeat

April 16, 2008

We’re back after a few months hiatus. Advertisements

monk_exploit

October 7, 2007

The Malaysia Star reports on a virus distributed through emails claiming to convey a message from the Dalai Lama on the plight of monks in Burma.

where-fi?

September 28, 2007

As many developed and developing countries attempt to catch-up in the race to informationalize their societies, municipal broadband wireless projects are proliferating through World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank lending as well as national public expenditure. Saturating the population with wi-fi is held to encourage a host of benefits, especially increasing human capacity and firm […]

yeehaw! the cyber wild west

August 11, 2007

A group of British parliamentarians invoked the metaphor of a ‘lawless Wild West’ to describe the digital world of the internet. The MPs recommend an alliance among government, software companies and internet users to combat flourishing cyber-outlaws and maintain public trust in the internet.

iTax

July 21, 2007

the news came down from Canada that rather than attempt to prosecute digital music piracy, the government would simply tax iPods and memory cards to exonerate the criminality of ‘millions of Canadians’ by converting the society of music sharing into a revenue generator. if you can’t beat em, tax em.