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Posts Tagged ‘Mainstream’

How Two Scammers Built an Empire Hawking Sketchy Software

How Two Scammers Built an Empire Hawking Sketchy Software

Creating fear and then profiting from it, where have I heard that before? Sundin had already written some firewall software called Computershield. It wasn’t as effective as mainstream antivirus programs, but it didn’t have to be; the genius would be in the sales pitch. After rebranding it WinAntiVirus, IMI began buying pop-up ads that blared [...]

Wikileaks: Traditional liberalism with balls?

Wikileaks: Traditional liberalism with balls?

The mainstream media likes to suggest, with a nudge and a wink and abuse of the word "cyber," that Wikileaks represents a radical ideological position. But if there's a moral crusade to be found, maybe it's rooted in a tradition closer to home: classical Western liberal-democratic principles. In The New Republic, Noam Scheiber takes for granted [...]