There is an excellent piece by the noted economist Stan Liebowitz (Parasitic Technologies and Noncreative Destruction) with an in-depth discussion of parasitic technologies. Well worth a read now that the lightbulb has gone off in the heads of newspaper editors that Google is a company to be shunned at all costs. The point is that […]
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU: Google’s “Street View” is just one more culture grab from the philistines at the Leviathan of Mountain View. If you’re not familiar with “Street View” it’s a very creepy feature of Google’s Earth that let’s you get right into that Big Brother groove–a specially equipped car carrying an 11 lens […]
Scott Cleland has another illuminating post on Google’s anticompetitive activities, this time in the context of the G-books settlement in the Google Books class action litigation. (Note that the Google Books class action is the first time in history that a class action has been used for a future license not correcting a past harm. […]
Listen to a few new ones we like Jack Penate, Danny Byrd, Mastadon, The XX.
And speaking of information warfare…”[a] vast electronic spying operation has infiltrated computers and has stolen documents from hundreds of government and private offices around the world” according to the New York Times. Fascinating story about the Chinese black hat operation called GhostNet that apparently was used to target the Dalai Lama among other people. See […]