Predicting the future of WikiLeaks: Follow the media! Jon Fri, 12/10/2010 - 10:51

"One possible future for WikiLeaks is to morph into a gigantic media intermediary -- perhaps, even something of a clearing house for investigative reporting -- where even low-level leaks would be matched with the appropriate journalists to pursue and report on them and, perhaps, even with appropriate N.G.O.'s to advocate on their causes. Under this model, WikiLeaks staffers would act as idea salesmen relying on one very impressive digital Rolodex."

State Power and the Response to Wikileaks Jon Wed, 12/08/2010 - 20:44
Hilary Clinton's "Remarks on Internet Freedom," January 2010 Jon Wed, 12/08/2010 - 20:15
$107 Sears catalog home, 1908 (assembly required) Jon Thu, 11/25/2010 - 12:19
FTC Names Edward W. Felten as Agency's Chief Technologist; Eileen Harrington as Executive Director Jon Tue, 11/16/2010 - 20:29

Boingboing: "The glorious Ed Felten, Princeton professor and RIAA taunter extraordinaire--"Your DRM smells of elderberries, ha!"--has been appointed the Federal Trade Commission's first Chief Technologist. He will advise the agency on emerging tech issues and policy. "

If other industries were as like the RIAA Jon Tue, 11/16/2010 - 20:21

This is what DRM looks like

Proposed space-time cloak to "hide" events? Jon Tue, 11/16/2010 - 20:19

"the team has designed a less efficient version to be built from optical fibres — inside which light can be accelerated and slowed without breaking the fundamental speed limit. Lasers would be used to control the fibres' refractive indices, opening and closing the temporal void"

Working 8-bit CPU in Minecraft Jon Tue, 11/16/2010 - 20:15

"with 8 bytes of RAM, an output register, a code-loader and the ability to branch conditionally and unconditionally."

NJ, ID legislators ready to ban airport pornoscanners Jon Tue, 11/16/2010 - 20:04
Feds admit to storing tens of thousands of images from naked scanners - unknown number leaked back to manufacturer Jon Wed, 11/10/2010 - 18:37

You know those naked scanners that we're seeing at the airport that use backscatter radiation to show snoopy security staff high-resolution detailed images of your genitals, breasts, etc? The ones that aren't supposed to be storing those images from your personal involuntary porn shoot?
Well, the US Marshals have just copped to storing over 35,000 of these personal, private images taken from a single courthouse scanner in Florida.

What's more, another machine used in a DC courthouse was returned to the manufacturer with an unspecified number of naked images on its hard drive.