Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hacktivism & Mistakes

I know that much ink has already been spilled over Aaron Swartz‘s indictment. If you haven’t read any of it, this New York Times article is a good start. Kevin Driscoll, posting on the Students for Free Culture blog notes … Continue reading

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The Punk Test

Predicting the results of important technology, copyright and patent cases is almost impossible. Experts who are intimately familiar with the subject matter and precedents are only slightly better than a coin toss at guessing outcomes. Even cases which seem simple … Continue reading

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Bitcoin: More Covert than it Looks

There’s been a lot of discussion in the past few weeks about how anonymous Bitcoin actually is. If you’re new to Bitcoin, you can check my short introduction to the cryptocurrency over at Ars Technica. Bitcoin is often incorrectly touted … Continue reading

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