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…

Cowards who want me dead

by Phil Elmore -- The first time I received a death threat, I was a college student. The threat was relayed to me through a series of telephone conversations. There was no more…

Free speech and the nose of the camel

by Phil Elmore -- I remember the day my father brought home our first Atari game system. It wasn't long before we were engaged in furious gunfights, as stick-figure cowboys hurled pixel more…

Today's Net: There's nowhere to hide

by Phil Elmore -- When I was in college, there was no Internet. Well, I suppose there had to have been, after a fashion, but there was no World Wide Web, no more…

Democrat 'trolls' skulking online

by Phil Elmore -- Two weeks ago in Technocracy, I shared with you my personal experiences – and those of friends and family – concerning the pervasive and persistent influence of Facebook. more…