Aaron Swartz was no criminal

Dan Purcell, one of Swartz’ lawyers, writes about the spiteful and unreasonable charges that led to his suicide—and MIT’s gutless support of his prosecutors. Read the rest

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The debate over net neutrality and the fight to maintain equal access to the Internet for all isn’t the sexiest topic, but a clever new SFW video featuring porn stars should fix that

Beyond clicktivism

Gary Alexander’s new book eGaia examines how digital technology could be used to create much deeper changes in society.

The NGC 3079 Galaxy. Credit: http://quarks.maynau.com/nova/fermi_map.shtml. All rights reserved.

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How a Russian Dark Web Drug Market Outlived the Silk Road (And Silk Road 2)

Silk Roads come and Silk Roads go. But after every law enforcement crackdown shakes the Dark Web, one Russian black market always seems to survive. For more than two and half years, the Russian Anonymous Marketplace or RAMP has maintained a thriving business in the Dark Web drug trade, offering one of the Internet’s widest arrays of narcotics of every variety to its Russian-speaking clientele.

 

The USA Freedom Act, the leading contender for NSA reform, is set for a vote this week. The bill has some problems, but is a major step forward for surveillance reform. That’s why we’re asking you to call your Senator and urge them to support the USA Freedom Act. Here’s a rundown of what’s to come, what you need to know, and what may happen this week:

 

How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Design

How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Design

Picture an architect laboring over a blueprint, or an auto designer working out the basics of next year’s model. Once upon a time, this mental image probably included a drafting table and a clay model, but not much else.  With some variation, those were creative tools that designers, architects and artists relied on to render […]

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