If, hypothetically, two young German lads were to hack into the computers of the world’s biggest pop stars – such as Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, and others – what would the next move be? If you said haughtily brag about it on the internet and set yourself up to be caught very easily, you would Read More
The New Yorker‘s online presence is, for the most part, accesible to all users. Content gets posted weekly, on Sunday nights at midnight, and most of the articles are ready for your perusal. Occasionally, however, a piece will be put behind a paywall in an attempt to entice the hardcore reader to bite the Read More
Toward the end of the 1995 film Hackers, Jonny Lee Miller (character handle: “Zero Cool”) crowd-surfs a throng of goggled, neon-clad cyberpunks while seeking the aid of two furry-booted hackers named Razor and Blade, the hosts of an underground TV show called Hack the Planet. That message is broadcast to the hackers of the world Read More
Over the weekend members of the notorious internet board 4chan shut down the websites of the MPAA and RIAA. New media was sticking it to the olds. Today it was announced that the founder of the influential internet message board 4chan, Christopher “Moot” Poole, would be a keynote speaker at this year’s SXSW interactive.
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Diaspora was supposed to be the anti-Facebook. Back in May, when the public fury against Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg was frothing over in the mainstream media, a group of four idealistic nerds from NYU decided to build an alternative social network, one that gave users total control over their information. Power to the Read More