Crossing the Thin Blue Line

January 4, 2009 | Comments Off on Crossing the Thin Blue Line

Police set to step up hacking of home PCs As long as a senior officer “believes” it is “appropriate,” UK citizens can be subject to covert hacking of their email, instant messaging, and web browser history.  A decision by the European Union’s council of ministers in Brussels allows for “remote searching” of hard drives at […]

Lessig for Tech Czar

November 15, 2008 | Comments Off on Lessig for Tech Czar

Yesterday the Washington Post included an article about Obama’s plan to appoint the federal government’s first chief technology officer, a much-needed position in today’s hi-tech world. A leader such as Stanford Law professor and free culture advocate Lawrence Lessig would make an ideal candidate.  Lessig has been instrumental in shaping ideas about the sharing of […]