Irregular Times has been online during three different decades now. We saw the Internet begin as a nerdy curiosity, and then emerge into an awesome tool that empowered its users. Those days are over. [...]
It is a time of fear in the face of freedom, a time of an emptying country and swelling cities, a time for the widening of previous roads and the opening of new paths, yet a time when these paths are mined by knowing algorithms of the all-seeing eye. It is the time of the warrior's peace and the miser's charity, when the planting of a seed is an act of conscientious objection. These are the times when maps fade, old landmarks crumble and direction is lost. Forwards is backwards now, so we glance sideways at the strange lands through which we are all passing, knowing for certain only that our destination has disappeared. We are unready to meet these times, but we proceed nonetheless, adapting as we wander, reshaping the Earth with every tread. Behind us we have left the old times, the standard times, the high times. Welcome to the irregular times.
Go beyond religions that post material about themselves online. Let’s begin to explore this issue: What is the religion of the Internet? [...]
… then why is it asking major Internet service providers to turn over users’ account passwords for government use?
Google’s position defending those in power against grassroots change is confirmed in this week’s news that Google is now supporting politicians who oppose action to slow down climate change. [...]
After 200 years, Americans say that they are willing to sacrifice the Bill of Rights, in order to establish the security of the Homeland – whatever the Homeland is. We’re shrugging our democracy away. [...]
What’s in a name? Vuid isn’t a real word, but if it was, it might refer to a vile, viscous fluid. Brand Bucket is selling it for $7495. [...]
By September 3 2012, the apparently abortive online nominating voting via Americans Elect will have concluded. With hidden votes already happening and the secret ballot done away with, it will be a time for reflection on the future of internet voting. Can a safe, secure and corruption-free system for internet-based democracy actually be built?
Apart from the various considerations of political ideology, influence and process regarding Americans Elect, there’s the simple matter of technology. Americans Elect plans to use all-internet-voting to nominate a presidential candidate and to broker the selection of the actual president in an Electoral College showdown. Will a binding internet vote be pulled off with accuracy [...]
On Thursday March 10, Republican Senator Jon Kyl explained why he thinks people should stop worrying and love the government for using the Patriot Act to track their reading habits:
How does the law enforcement official know in advance, before he sees the order from the bookseller, that it includes the book? That is, how [...]
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