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The Brown Americans [tf charts]

Today’s chart was inspired by Representative Curt Clawson (R-FL).  Rep Clawson, upon meeting (and being introduced to, with title) Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar. The plot: Rep. Clawson spoke to these two fine brown people as if they were foreign…

Tech, Law, and the DMCA (Part I of II) – Unlocking Your Phone is Now Illegal

I love technology and the explosion of mobile tech in the last decade – it’s allowed users in the United States and around the world to completely change and enhance the way we communicate and run our day to day…

Patent Trolls, Twitter, and SHIELD

You all should know by now how I feel about the state of our patent system as it applies to the tech world.  Given the patents awarded that absolutely shouldn’t exist and the ridiculously broad and over-reaching scope of others,…

The Day the Web Went Dark

[Article first published as The Day the Web Went Dark on Blogcritics] A lot of Internet users today are checking in with their daily websites to find that those websites aren’t up and active.  They’re instead finding that some of those sites…