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Policing the internet: a dishonest and vacuous policy

Earlier this week, putting the finishing touches to my book on regulating the internet, i toyed with a paragraph about how vacuous, uninformed, and basically stupid was average parliamentary response to internet issues. 211 more words

Censorship

Censorship and the self-righteous now target restaurants

On a day when at least one college president was pressured to apologize for saying something rational, a minor story appeared about angry people trying to censor a restaurant. 673 more words

Culture

Why the EU's "right to be de-linked" should not go global

Google and other search engines should remove links to out-of-date or unwelcome personal information from all of their search results around the world – not just in specific European countries – when people in Europe ask for them to be taken down and there’s no good reason not to, EU data protection officials have… 953 more words

First Girl: Snippet #18

The starved man, Marcus, was thrashing weakly on his bed, which barely caused the sheets to shift across him in his shrunken state. Dr. Gearhart looked over his shoulder at Dr. 1,459 more words

The End of Fansubbing? Popular Chinese fansubbing sites closed amid official pressure

A website that has for years been a leading provider of crowd-sourced Chinese subtitles for foreign movies, television shows, and online learning has been suddenly shut down as part of what appears to be a government effort to “mute” rampant online piracy of overseas entertainment. 1,067 more words