Most people would agree that China’s approach to media censorship is heavy-handed and totalitarian. Continue reading Chinese censorship slammed…by ex-Communist Party bigwigs
The BBC reports on a Pentagon document detailing the US military’s approach to ‘information warfare’ (PDF format). A little quote:
From influencing public opinion through new media to designing “computer network attack” weapons, the US military is learning to fight an electronic war. Continue reading Don’t believe everything that you read/watch/hear…
1. The edges gain power. From the video and music worlds to politics and culture, power is increasingly flowing away from the media, from the political elites and from the corporate suits and into the hands of ordinary users who are collectively wielding more influence in all walks of life, mostly thanks to the Internet. The forces of freedom are steadily chipping away at the power of the forces of control. It’s pure beauty. Continue reading Top 10 Technological Transformations of 2005
After The New York Times reported, and CNN confirmed, a claim that Bush gave the National Security Agency license to eavesdrop on Americans communicating with people overseas, the president said that his actions were permissible, but that leaking the revelation to the media was illegal. Continue reading CNN.com – Bush says he signed NSA wiretap order – Dec 17, 2005
For those that don’t know already, I work in a library here in Velcro City… Continue reading Literacy crisis or sign of the times?