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Swedish Pirate Party launches as ISP // #privacy

The Swedish Pirate Party once again draws headlines (in a recent post here, I also mentioned how they’ve started hosting The Pirate Bay website). This time the gung-ho party announce how they will launch as ISP (Internet Service Provider) in order to offer a service that is completely safe and private for users – by […]

Open source hardware booming

The major proliferation in the production of open source hardware these last couple of years is starting to show magnificent results. The Singularity Hub blog recently published an interesting article that highlights how a range of companies and projects have used the open source ideology to create a million dollar business model around the making […]

Big Content’s war on democracy / #acta

We’ve probably all been following the ACTA-case with our breath held back to some extent (if you haven’t really been paying close attention, check out this great video – it’s 40 minutes, but really worth it). In this post I will not deal with the ACTA details themselves, but rather point the attention towards one […]

Update on the Facebook vs. Suicidemachine issue

After the story came out about how Facebook is trying to tyranize a small Dutch web-service, that helps people disconnect from social media services, quite a lot of attention has been drawn to the case. Especially on the wonderful Nettime-mailinglist where people gather to discuss issues of net criticism. One of the most interesting posts, […]

Homeless people relocated out of Whister, Canada, ahead of Olympics

Taken from BoingBoing, where¬† reader Jeremy Gruman says, “Last month, homeless people started showing up in droves in towns 100 miles or so outside of Vancouver. They had been given one-way bus tickets and were forced onto the busses. Local shelters in those communities have been completely overloaded. All so that the world can see […]

Remixed Danish tourist poster reflects the brutal Copenhagen police actions

Check out this brilliantly made remix of the classic old ‘Wonderful Copenhagen’ poster, made by Camilla Brodersen. A remix that so accurately visualizes the political shift in mentality that has happened in Denmark over the last 5-6 years. I found it at Boing Boing – read the original post here.

Danish copyright activist challenges conflicting DRM-legislation

Boing Boing writes: “In Denmark, it’s legal to make copies of commercial videos for backup or other private purposes. It’s also illegal to break the DRM that restricts copying of DVDs. Deciding to find out which law mattered, Henrik Anderson reported himself for 100 violations of the DRM-breaking law (he ripped his DVD collection to […]

The criticism that Ralph Lauren doesn’t want you to see

Oh joy, how I just love to sit and watch when big greedy corporations shoot themselves so immensely in the foot – in this case fashion mogul Ralph Lauren. The following blog piece is pasted from Boing Boing, by whom Ralph Lauren and their top-notch lawyers currently – and deservedly – are being keelhauled through […]

Fictitious Capital

Was Marx right? Richard Metzger asks in this thought-inspiring post at the Boing Boing blog. Here’s an excerpt: “Watching the news with the G20 protesters in London carrying banners reading “Capitalism Failed Us” and “Marx was Right!” I felt quite good about the day’s events. In 1983 and 1984, I was living in London and […]

Remixes of British anti-terror posters

Time for another funny post based on dead-serious background: The brilliant Boing Boing blog has thrown a remix challenge, where it’s readers were asked to “mock the ridiculous new ‘anti-terrorism’ posters the London police have put up that tell you to spy on your neighbors.” Here are the best 25 of what people came up […]

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