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School phone searches

As much as I think schools should have some leeway to maintain order and safety, particularly with younger children, I’m on the side of the student here. It’s one thing to confiscate a phone until the end of the day, … Continue reading

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Big Media time travel

I just ran across this comment-reply by Nina Paley on her post Your Children Are Not Your Children. I suppose if the Star Trek replicator ever comes into being, the Faberges will try to litigate it out of existence, to … Continue reading

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Digital Ownership

Just what does it mean to own something? Back when anything of interest had a tangible, physical instantiation, it was pretty clear … “possession is nine tenths of the law” as the saying goes. Yet again Amazon’s Kindle has demonstrated … Continue reading

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Gimme your passwords!

Wow! Would you really want to work for these people? The city government in Bozeman, Montana, isn’t content to cyberstalk its potential employees—they’re now asking applicants for their login information for any social networking sites. —John Timmer, City to job … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Gray Entity Society

I suppose I’m a (lowercase) libertarian; according to The World’s Shortest Libertarian FAQ, the simple definition of a libertarian “is someone who, in general, supports government policies that favor individual liberty in all matters, whether economic, personal, or social”. Until … Continue reading

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