Taipei Street Performer

Incredible street performance (and a word about sharing)

A friend shared the Thai clip on Facebook. I failed to “like” it, so when I wanted to show it to my husband, I couldn’t find it. Thus began the journey that led to my discovering this video. I channeled my inner terrier, but it was “search” that I had my teeth sunk into, not […]

Aaron Swartz and Cybercrime: Time To Wake Up

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was written in response to 1983’s War Games, according to EFF attorney Marcia Hofmann. Who has seen the movie War Games? 1983. Congress freaked out and passed Computer Fraud & Abuse Act: 18 USC Section 1030 Marcia Hofmann @eff — Kathy E Gill (@kegill) March 5, 2013 Not only […]

Federal Judge Refuses To Return Domain Names, Claims Loss Not “Substantial Hardship”

According to New York Federal District Court Judge Paul A. Crotty, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) does not have to return two domain names that the government seized earlier this year. The primary reason given? The Spanish company has registered alternate domain names. The domain names were seized in February due to claims […]

Cooks Source Magazine Ignites Copyright Firestorm

When Illadore (Monica Gaudio) discovered that Cooks Source Magazine had printed an article she wrote in 2005 without asking permission, she says the first thing she did was contact the publisher, Judith Griggs, by email. When Griggs told her that everything on the web was public domain, Gaudio started to see red. That’s when she […]

Adventures In Facebook: Privacy Warning, Another UI Change Coming

Earlier this month, after reading Renay San Miguel’s article on Facebook application access to private information, I posted: I’ve removed 80 percent of my FB applications and double-checked/changed permissions on the remaining few. Most of the [remaining] apps are there for my convenience: they allow me to post to FB from “outside” but none can […]