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Prohibitionists Speak

From “‘But this is just drug abuse and it’s not medicine’: Arkansas medical marijuana opponents launch first TV ad”: Actually, I do not need to cite any content within the article, because the article title says enough, so let us

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Posted in Respect Cannabis

Future Filter

Information filtering is a big deal, but common sense dictates that it’s going to become a much bigger issue and industry — and thankfully create a lot of jobs for our species. Algorithms (e.g. search engines) are largely responsible for

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Posted in TechYes

Ad(d) Hypocrisy

Prompted by “Online Ad Czar Berates Adblockers As Freedom-Hating ‘Mafia’”: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/16/01/26/1720217/online-ad-czar-berates-adblockers-as-freedom-hating-mafia Randall Rothenburg, the president and CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has made a speech branding the creators of Adblock Plus (who were banned from the conference where

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Posted in TechYes

Internet Nations

Prompted by “The Perfect Storm in Digital Law”: http://alistapart.com/article/the-perfect-storm-in-digital-law National Internet borders are coming, at least based upon common sense — and that’s obviously not a good thing, because it defies convenient international organization of the masses to form a

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Posted in Liberty Shield, TechYes

Filter Community

Prompted by “Does the Internet Spur Social Change, Or Lazy Activism?”: http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/12/25/1446245/does-the-internet-spur-social-change-or-lazy-activism It’s been long established that people are surrounded by a “filter bubble” online, where they’re only exposed to viewpoints they already agree with. There’s also the question of

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Posted in Liberty Shield

Monitoring Your Future

Prompted by “OmniCISA Pits DHS Against the FCC and FTC on User Privacy”: https://www.justsecurity.org/28386/omnicisa-pits-government-against-self-privacy/ So this bill isn’t just about threat information sharing, it’s about enabling ISP monitoring in ways beyond current law that have not been clearly defined or

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Posted in Liberty Shield, TechYes

Internet Control

Prompted by “How Putin Tried To Control the Internet”: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/15/10/14/1629207/how-putin-tried-to-control-the-internet In this excerpt from the recently published The Red Web, Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan describe how the Kremlin has been trying to rewrite the rules for the internet to

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Posted in Liberty Shield, TechYes
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