Monday, May 4, 2009

Google upsets the Korean Government

Just heard a very interesting talk by Nicole Wong, Associate General Counsel for Products and Intellectual Property at Google. She described the request by the Korean government for specific names of users of KR.Youtube.Com. Google, recognizing the potential impact on free speech, chose instead to prevent any additional uploads or comments on the subdomain. The company expects some repercussions from the decision.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Tearing down the border wall.

Fantastic video treating the US - Mexican border wall with artistic irreverence.

More info on this amazing project here.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

The End of Gitmo and the stroke of a pen

How is it that our constitution, which supposedly denuded this country of kings, still allows a president to first create a prison and take one away? I believe that the closing of the prison and restoring habeas corpus is absolutely in keeping with the constitution. But how extraordinary that ONE MAN makes the difference on this issue.