The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Tech

The Politics of Tech

“The Fraying of a Nation’s Decency” An interesting article about Amazon.com. [NY Times]

The White House has been petitioning on a number of issues. However, the petition to “Direct the Patent Office to Cease Issuing Software Patents” has been a hit. [Technology Review India]

Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control? What?! Unbelievable. [Salon]

Since Spotify has been released in Sweden music piracy has dropped by 25%. [TorrentFreak]

Three Senators: Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Al Franken (D-MN), and Chris Coons (D-DE) have condemned OnStar for tracking its customers. Schumer called it “one of the most brazen invasions of privacy in recent memory.” [ars technica]

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