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CISPA Sponsor Warns Bill Is Needed Because China's Chinese Hackers From China Are Stealing All-American Secrets (China!)

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While the focus on the cybersecurity debate shifts to the Senate, the supporters of CISPA are still loudly trumpeting that bill's supposed merits. Though the final legislation that will go before the President is undecided, and may not even be based on CISPA in the end, the details of the...
CISPA Sponsor Warns Bill Is Needed Because China's Chinese Hackers From China Are Stealing All-American Secrets (China!)

San Francisco Needs To Stop Apologizing For Being The Best City On The Planet (GOOG, FB)

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Yes, San Francisco is getting expensive, and more so all the time. But really--we're going to blame Google's buses for the city's housing crisis? That's what writer Rebecca Solnit argues in an utterly ridiculous screed in the London Review of Books that pretends to be about the crisis of capitalism...
San Francisco Needs To Stop Apologizing For Being The Best City On The Planet (GOOG, FB)

Ashton Kutcher Dons Brownface In Racist Pop Chips Ad, Anil Dash Offers Advice On How to Fix the Problem

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Mr. Kutcher Prolific tech investor Ashton Kutcher made a major flub in his new advertising campaign for Pop Chips out today, although you wouldn't know it by reading the industry press. Thankfully, Anil Dash was there to call it like he sees it, as Mr. Dash is wont to do....
Ashton Kutcher Dons Brownface In Racist Pop Chips Ad, Anil Dash Offers Advice On How to Fix the Problem

Hacker Hopeful Asks Y Combinator to Marry Him

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Whatchu got, YC? (youtube) Back in the old days, getting into startup bootcamp Y Combinator meant having an innovative idea and representing it in a compelling way on your application, no frills required. But with the tech bubble ever-looming, the whole Y Combinator application process is getting quite competitive. A...
Hacker Hopeful Asks Y Combinator to Marry Him

OS X Mountain Lion Preview updated with Do Not Disturb feature

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So, you're tapping your manifesto into a Macbook, but twitter, RSS and email alerts keep clamoring in your face. How to finish that latest screed with such distractions? In the "where has this been all my life?" category, a new update to OS X Mountain Lion Preview 3 has...
OS X Mountain Lion Preview updated with Do Not Disturb feature

Yes, Online And Offline Rules Are Different... Because Online And Offline Are Different

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In the past we've discussed the ridiculousness of claiming that the internet is some sort of "wild west" without laws just because some people don't like the laws covering the internet. Clearly, there are plenty of laws that deal with the internet. What people really mean when they call the...
Yes, Online And Offline Rules Are Different... Because Online And Offline Are Different

RIAA Lobbyist-Turned-Judge: ISPs Deserve Copyright Trolls For Not Stopping Infringement

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We've written about judge Beryl Howell a few times before. She's the recently-appointed judge whose immediate job prior to that was as a lobbyist for the RIAA. Before that, she worked for the Judiciary Committee and was apparently a key player in drafting the DMCA. It seems pretty damn clear...
RIAA Lobbyist-Turned-Judge: ISPs Deserve Copyright Trolls For Not Stopping Infringement

Business Dudes are Coming for Your Code

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Mr. Fry (twitter.com) Remember that whole kerfuffle earlier this week, when the Internet convinced itself that if they could just learn to code that they, too, could quickly become millionaires? Yeah, we penned a screed condemning that theory, but it appears it was not enough to stem the exodus of...
Business Dudes are Coming for Your Code

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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This week, both of the top insightful comments come from my response to John Mellencamp's screed about the "apathy" of the entertainment industry in the face of piracy. JWW took first place with a comment that, apart from mistaking me for Mike, laid out the basic facts: Its quite simple....
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Anti-abortion hacker jailed

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James Jeffery, 27, stole personal details of 10,000 women from pregnancy advisory clinic and boasted about it on TwitterAn anti-abortion computer hacker who stole the personal details of 10,000 women from the UK's largest pregnancy advisory clinic has been sentenced to almost three years in prison.James Jeffery, 27, who had...
Anti-abortion hacker jailed

U.S. Ambassador To Australia Takes On #1 Issue Of The Day: Game Of Thrones Piracy

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Cultural hit that it is, I suppose it's not surprising that we've talked several times about the HBO series Game Of Thrones, including its status as the most pirated show on television. I can't speak to the merits of the show, having given it up after the first episode,...
U.S. Ambassador To Australia Takes On #1 Issue Of The Day: Game Of Thrones Piracy

A Modest (and Admittedly Ill-Thought Out) Proposal For Saving Traditional Book Publishing

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Let’s all agree: Publishing is screwed, and it’s Amazon’s fault. The book giant has hired a veteran commissioning editor to dole out shovel-fulls of cash to the world’s best selling authors. Even the “big six” publishers have no way to compete. Cash-cow authors are turning their backs on the traditional...
A Modest (and Admittedly Ill-Thought Out) Proposal For Saving Traditional Book Publishing

New Blog Post: Thoughts On AT&T (The Screed Steve Jobs Should Have Written) http://goo.gl/fb/up0Fx

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New Blog Post: Thoughts On AT&T (The Screed Steve Jobs Should Have Written) http://goo.gl/fb/up0Fx

There is Now a Reality Show to Find the Next Big Tech Entrepreneur

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This man certainly looks qualified and capable of finding the next great American entrepreneur. (Photo: Deadline) It’s the news no one in tech has been waiting for with bated breath. Hot on the heels of the announcement that Bravo’s Silicon Valley Start-ups will debut Monday, November 5th during primetime, a new tech...
There is Now a Reality Show to Find the Next Big Tech Entrepreneur

BPAS hacker jailed for 32 months

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Anonymous member James Jeffery intended to publish details of 10,000 women stolen from British Pregnancy Advisory ServiceAn anti-abortion computer hacker who stole the personal details of 10,000 women from Britain's largest pregnancy advisory clinic has been sentenced to almost three years in prison.James Jeffery, 27, was a member of the...
BPAS hacker jailed for 32 months

CES Is So Uncool It Might Finally Be Cool

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Even though I once built a slideshow called ”Gadget Porn and Actual Porn,“ I have never been to CES. Because the fact is that, as every cool blogger has very creatively beat us over the head with today, CES is tragically unhip. First of all, none of the actually important tech companies are there:...
CES Is So Uncool It Might Finally Be Cool

What does all this 'bubble' talk have to do with Apple?

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Something may burst, but it's not the company that's making money hand over fist Photo: designbeep.com FORTUNE -- It's symptomatic of the delusion that characterizes much of the thinking in Silicon Valley these days that someone could read Chris Dixon's nuanced "Is it a tech bubble?" post that was Techmeme's...
What does all this 'bubble' talk have to do with Apple?
Twitter’s New Bird Logo: A Shameless Attempt to Win Over Jonathan Franzen?
Alienation, tragedy, and the canaries in the coal mine

Alice In Chains: We Hate The Internet, Twitter & Dancing

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Too often, it seems like arguments over the role of the internet in the music industry get boiled down to what I'd guess is a false dichotomy. Either you embrace the hell out of the digital revolution, like Amanda Palmer, or you angrily screed against all things interwebz, like...
Alice In Chains: We Hate The Internet, Twitter & Dancing

Christopher Dorner's Manifesto Goes Viral--On Rap Genius

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The Andreessen Horowitz-backed site that grew out of annotating rap lyrics just got its resident Bible and Mayflower Compact expert to parse the manifesto of the ex-LAPD, murderous fugitive. You know Rap Genius is bigger than hip-hop. But proof arrived this week in the form a Rap Genius parsing...
Christopher Dorner's Manifesto Goes Viral--On Rap Genius

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

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We've got a tight cluster of top comments this week, with all four of the winners-by-vote coming from just two posts. Up first is our runaway champion of the week: an anonymous commenter who took Most Insightful by a wide margin, and also eked into the first place Funny slot...
Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

Sherry Turkle Says Technology Is Making Us Lonelier Because We Spend Less Time Alone, Or Something

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A decade ago psychologist Sherry Turkle was at the forefront of encouraging children to go online so they could better learn to communicate with others. Yet, somewhere over the past decade, she's shifted almost entirely, and joined the "get off my lawn" generation. Her latest is a screed in the...
Sherry Turkle Says Technology Is Making Us Lonelier Because We Spend Less Time Alone, Or Something

How the iPad Is Already Reshaping the Internet (Without Flash)

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The iPad doesn’t run Flash. If your website uses Flash, it won’t play well on the iPad. Turns out, a lot of people want their sites to look pretty on the iPad. So the internet’s already starting to look different. One of the more interesting effects of the iPhone was...
How the iPad Is Already Reshaping the Internet (Without Flash)

Rework is Brilliant

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I just read Rework, the new book by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of 37Signals.  It’s fantastic.  If you are starting a business, or thinking about starting a business, or running a business, or breathing air, this is a book you should read. There are an endless array of...
Rework is Brilliant

Myth Dispensing: The Whole 'Spotify Barely Pays Artists' Story Is Bunk

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One of the key talking points that we've heard from the "haters" of the new music business models is the claim that Spotify pays next-to-nothing to artists. This is really based on a few stories, taken totally out of context, concerning a few artists who received relatively small checks from...
Myth Dispensing: The Whole 'Spotify Barely Pays Artists' Story Is Bunk

Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

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Since the death of Aaron Swartz, there’s been an outpouring of anger directed at the Carmen Ortiz and Stephen Heymann, the federal prosecutors whose aggressive case against Mr. Swartz is widely believed to have led the Internet pioneer to take his own life. On the other hand, supporters of the...
Globe and Mail Trolls Internet with Editorial Supporting Aaron Swartz Prosecution

Iran's Internet Filters Filter Out Leader's Screed Against Getting Around Filters

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Well this would be funny if it weren't so sad and didn't involve mass censorship. Iran has been getting a lot of attention lately for its plans to increase its internet filtering -- and potentially even set up its own "safe" (read: heavily monitored) local internet. For now, as the...
Iran's Internet Filters Filter Out Leader's Screed Against Getting Around Filters

Blogger Outraged by ‘Silicon Valley’ Apparently Wanted a Reality Show of Her Own

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Ms. Lacy (flickr.com/drbeachvacation) Well, well. It appears that Silicon Valley hater Sarah Lacy may have other reasons to despise the new Bravo show, aside from it is going to destroy the very fabric upon which this holy tech society was built. The reason? According to Gawker, Ms. Lacy was shopping...
Blogger Outraged by ‘Silicon Valley’ Apparently Wanted a Reality Show of Her Own

Thoughts On AT&T (The Screed Steve Jobs Should Have Written)

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Thoughts On AT&T (The Screed Steve Jobs Should Have Written)
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