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Is Transparency a Trap? Is Information a Weapon?

Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads: SEC. 2. REQUIRED REPORTING OF MEDICAID PAYMENTS TO ABORTION PROVIDERS. (a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year

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Political Protest Open Thread (Share the Outrage)

As you may have noticed, over on the right-hand side of this page Irregular Times maintains a list of upcoming political protest events. Although we occasionally despair at the uphill odds faced by popular protests to overcome the organized machinations of wealth and power, we

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Deanonymization: Definitely Not Delovely

Earlier this evening I found myself perusing Facebook’s privacy policy. Facebook writes in reassuring tones that don’t reassure: We only provide data to our advertising partners or customers after we have removed your name and any other personally identifying information from it, or have combined

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10 Tactics for Information Activists: Can You Name #11?

Yesterday, I despaired a bit that old social movement tactics didn’t seem to be working any more. New Media Rights and the Tactical Technology Collective have gotten creative, coming out with a list of 10 tactics for turning information into activism: 1. mobilise people 2.

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Political Donation: Sunlight Foundation

Every time you buy one of our sweatshop-free t-shirts at Skreened, we donate a dollar to a group that promotes progressive politics in America. Our latest donation goes to the Sunlight Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding and releasing information about various government activities

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?