links for 2009-10-29

Harnessing the Power of Mobile 'Beeping' | In An African Minute Calling collect doesn't exist on mobile phones but this idea opens options for users in need with no available funds. (tags: mobile strategy technology) Getting past the 'Barbed Wireless' | YouTube An animation looking at how new technologies are affecting human rights & freedom … Continue reading

links for 2009-10-22

Sequoia Voting Systems Source Code Released | Slashdot "Whoops" moment leads to government transparency. Sequoia Voting Systems seems to have inadvertently released the SQL code for its voting databases. This is a surprise first look at how the election system works, which is surprising in and of itself. (tags: government transparency voting programming software Security … Continue reading

links for 2009-10-21

WordPress Hardening | SANS Internet Storm Center As one of the foremost journalism resources around the world, it's fantastic to see that WordPress is thoughtful about security (tags: Security blog journalism) Judge Keeps Gag Order In Place On ISP Boss Over Feds Demand For Info On Customer | TechDirt So much for the legal system. … Continue reading

links for 2009-10-05

PayPal's Electronic Profiling | appfrica Paypal flags transactions from certain countries as "suspect" automatically. Rather than profiling by individual behavior, they are do that other kind of profiling…. I wonder who else is as well. (tags: privacy Economy racism fraud) Don’t, Don’t, Don’t vs. Do, Do, Do | Will Richardson A simple idea for education: … Continue reading

Launching Digital Democracy TV

I’ve been doing research in Southeast Asia, which has kept me pretty busy and almost entirely off the internet. At the same time, I managed to launch an online television show through Blip.tv. Excitingly, it’s even been picked up by Witness on The Hub. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. They should … Continue reading