The tragedy we call 'sex reassignment'

by Phil Elmore -- The blessing and the curse of technology can be summed up by a simple aphorism: Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. This applies to more…

The most insidious IT security risk

by Phil Elmore -- His name is Steven Barnes, and he's going to jail. Techworld reported on Election Day that Barnes, a former IT manager for a California Internet media company, had more…

'Peer pressure': Regulation needed

by Phil Elmore -- Arguably the most pervasive technology in modern American life is the Internet, the worldwide meta-network that allows users to exchange information (data traffic) with, conceivably, any other device more…

Don't buy the vaccines-autism myth

by Phil Elmore -- You will find very few rational, reasonable individuals who deny the proven technology of modern electrical appliances, or who think they are qualified to repair them without training. more…

Are you a victim of 'clickjacking'?

by Phil Elmore -- Do you remember the first time you heard the term "hijacking"? It probably seemed very distant, because the chances you would be on a commercial airliner that was more…

Big Brother in your car

by Phil Elmore -- There's a Tom Petty song that is a hymn to the freedom of the open road – and to the random thoughts that run through one's mind as more…

The stupidity of 'smart guns'

by Phil Elmore -- A recurring socio-political problem that plagues our advanced industrial society is that of technology as panacea – the idea that technology in and of itself, invoked in some more…

Techno-bullying grown-ups

by Phil Elmore -- The pervasive accessibility and popularity of social networking sites, now estimated to be more popular than online pornography, has led to increased awareness of online bullying. There was more…

Technological thoughtcrime

by Phil Elmore -- According to an article published last week in Metro.co.uk, the video-sharing site YouTube (owned by the politically left-leaning search engine giant Google) has decided to "ban for the more…

How many rights will you give up?

by Phil Elmore -- A father stops the family minivan at a roadside checkpoint. Uniformed men, armed with assault rifles, watch idly as one of their number leans in to speak with more…