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Get FISA Right: Good Source for Info and Activism on Surveillance Politics

As government surveillance reform takes a new turn, there’s been very little notice of it: WIRED outreported the Washington Post, which has failed to even mention yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee markup of a bill to extend Patriot Act authority for four more years. As the papers give short shrift (or no shrift) to warrantless surveillance […]

Corporate Blogger Tells Non-Corporate Bloggers to Give Up, Go Home and Leave the Field to the Corporations

A fair condensation of Paul Boutin’s “friendly advice” in his latest Wired column:

1. If you’re a non-corporate person thinking about launching a blog, don’t. 2. If you’re a non-corporate person who has a blog, abandon it. 3. After all, media corporations are dominating the blogs now, 4. And you can’t hope to compete with […]