Death highlights need for Web transparency
Another chapter in the ongoing clash between those who would like to see a free and open Internet and those who wish to regulate it came to a tragic end on Jan. 11 when programmer and prominent activist Aaron Swartz took his own life.Forum | January 21, 2013
’Tis the season for a persecution complex
“Happy Holidays.”Forum | December 3, 2012
Anti-gay law doesn’t warrant pulling aid
Uganda is poised to pass a new anti-gay law by the end of the year as a “Christmas gift,” said speaker of the Ugandan parliament Rebecca Kadaga, according to BBC. Such laws are already on the books in Uganda and many African countries, making it illegal to engage in “homosexual activity.”Forum | November 19, 2012
I mustache you a question: Does Movember raise awareness?
Remember, remember, the fifth of Movember... Wait, that’s not how the rhyme goes. It seems that few people have heard of the cause being championed by many men this month, but luckily, it’s starting to catch on.Forum | November 12, 2012
When you wish upon a galaxy far, far away...
I found myself in a state of pure shock last Tuesday. During my daily afternoon check of all of my favorite social media and nerdy news websites, I discovered a story I would have thought was a joke had it not appeared so consistently: Disney bought Lucasfilm. Even more shockingly, Star Wars Episode VII has a tentative release date of summer 2015. As a lifelong Star Wars geek — one who is stil...Forum | November 5, 2012