links for 2009-03-30

New Study Shows Anonymous Data Isn't Very Anonymous At All | Techdirt Great new evidence against the assumption of anonymity. (tags: internet anonymity) | Evgeny Morozov does a good job broadening the Reporters Without Borders recent definition of "internet enemies" (tags: internet censorship propaganda) China accused of global computer spy ring GhostNet – … Continue reading


links for 2009-03-26

DrupalCon DC By the Numbers: Community, Profit, and Sustainability | DrupalCon DC Great to see the transparency in this open-source CMS community. Fascinating stats too. (tags: drupal statistics business opensource)

links for 2009-03-25

Government Needs Smart-sourcing, Not Crowdsourcing | Personal Democracy Forum Digital democracy for 1600. Article starts with Clay Shirky recanting some of his stance on the democratic process – "I've changed my mind." (tags: internet technology government democracy legislation) Facial Recognition Comes to Facebook | ReadWriteWeb Since iPhoto already has this feature I was just waiting … Continue reading

links for 2009-03-24

Australian government secret ACMA internet censorship blacklist | Wikileaks Jackpot! Supposedly, this is the full list of sites to be banned by the Australian government. Like George Carlin's 7 dirty words, but oh so much more detailed. (tags: internet censorship government australia) After 10 years of leader's heroic struggle, pizza comes to North Korea | … Continue reading

links for 2009-03-23

Azerbaijan: Referendum May Mark Demise of Civil Society | EurasiaNet Will they accidentally vote out democracy? (tags: Azerbaijan democracy election) Pirate Bay Documentarian Looks Forward to Film Getting Pirated | Wired How META – the filmmaker covering the PirateBay trial wants his film to be pirated on PirateBay (tags: media piracy culture copyright entertainment) Top … Continue reading

links for 2009-03-17

Welcome to the New Media Campaign Tools of 2012 | Mother Jones A bit early perhaps, but since other media outlets are looking to Mother Jones for informing their business models, they might just be onto something here. (tags: internet media politics Obama campaign) CIDC/City responce to CB 13 recomendations – Hometown woes – … Continue reading

The American Worker vs Social Entrepreneur

I recently went to hear Cheryl Dorsey speak as part of the NYU Reynolds Program in Social Entrepreneurship. She’s the current head and a past winner of the Echoing Green Fellowship, a prestigious award that provides seed funding to new organizations in the business of social change. In the interest of full disclosure, I should … Continue reading

links for 2009-03-16

Somalia's text message insurgency SMS Islamists. Are the pirates using texts too? (tags: Africa politics mobile islam somalia)

links for 2009-03-14

Why You Have To Jailbreak the iPhone Take this as instructions or an argument for open-source. (tags: technology iphone hack)

links for 2009-03-13

Video: Fitna the Movie: Geert Wilders' film about the Quran (English) Dutch member of Parliament makes an inflammatory film about Islam and is now under police protection, stirring up controversy in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe. (tags: politics religion film history islam controversy terror) Liberia’s Blackboard Blogger A visual example that sometimes cellphones … Continue reading