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Posts Tagged ‘freedom’

Lockdown High: how schools put the emphasis on crime, security and violence instead of freedom and education

Lockdown High: how schools put the emphasis on crime, security and violence instead of freedom and education

The Guardian's John Harris reviews Annette Fuentes's Lockdown High: When the Schoolhouse Becomes a Jailhouse, an investigative book on how "zero tolerance" policies have produced high-schools that "reflect a society that has become fixated on crime, security and violence." Harris points out that the insanity isn't a mere American phenomenon, [...]

Morozov’s Net Delusion: A skeptical take on net-freedom marred by straw-men

Morozov’s Net Delusion: A skeptical take on net-freedom marred by straw-men

My latest Guardian column, "We need a serious critique of net activism," is a long, detailed review of Evgeny Morozov's new book The Net Delusion, a book that seeks to debunk "cyber-utopianism" and the idea that the Internet can be used as a force for freedom. I agree with much of what Morozov has to say, but his portrait of "cyber-utopians" [...]

Woz on Network Neutrality

Woz on Network Neutrality

Writing in the Atlantic, Apple co-founder and hardware wizard Steve Wozniak defends Network Neutrality, describing open, neutral networks as a boon to creators, innovators and entrepreneurs... Imagine that when we started Apple we set things up so that we could charge purchasers of our computers by the number of bits they use. The personal [...]

Ron Paul’s Anti-TSA Legislation

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The Master Switch: Tim “Net Neutrality” Wu explains what’s at stake in the battle for net freedom

The Master Switch: Tim “Net Neutrality” Wu explains what’s at stake in the battle for net freedom

Tim Wu's The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires is as fascinating, wide-ranging, and, ultimately, inspiring book about communications policy and the information industries as you could hope to find. This is, of course, no surprise: Wu is one of America's great information policy scholars and communicators, probably best [...]