The dissonance of 'Dr. Ruthless'

by Phil Elmore -- Her name is Melissa Soalt. She is, ostensibly, a teacher of self-defense for women. She is a feminist, a leftist, and occasionally a political pundit. She is also more…

Leftists' horrible paradox

by Phil Elmore -- His name is Bob Carson and you've never heard of him. Mr. Carson is the host of what he describes, perhaps somewhat whimsically, as "New Jersey's only FM more…

Fluoride conspiracists at it again

by Phil Elmore -- I did not want to address this topic again. I really didn't. When a reader e-mailed me a link to Michael Carl's recent article in WorldNetDaily, however, I more…

Your data: Increasingly under attack

by Phil Elmore -- Most of us understand the fundamentals of protecting our personal data. The concepts of data portability – and your vulnerability to theft, fraud and invasions of your privacy more…

Coping with information overload

by Phil Elmore -- The technology that saturates contemporary society, the technology that pervades modern existence, is overwhelmingly information technology. It reflects how easily we share data and communicate opinion to one more…

Julian Assange the terrorist

by Phil Elmore -- In last week's Technocracy, I wrote about the WikiLeaks controversy. More specifically, I wrote about the ways intimidation of a website owner's support and infrastructure services – services more…

Online free speech doesn't exist

by Phil Elmore -- There is no freedom of speech on the Internet. Many of us labor under the false believe that our society and our legal system will defend our right more…

Subtle dangers online

by Phil Elmore -- "No, Mom," I told my mother over the phone, "don't buy that. It's a scam." Her Internet Service Provider had just offered here a monthly subscription to some more…

Be thankful for technological bounty

by Phil Elmore -- Recently, I had my first Skype phone call. For those of you who don't know, Skype is one of many "Voice Over IP," or VoIP, services. These enable more…

Intellectual property: The culture's cluelessness

by Phil Elmore -- Does technology inevitably turn us into grasping communists? Does technological advancement reduce us to greedy children, demanding what we don't own or haven't earned simply because we want more…