One year ago today
Laptop rental companies reach cash-free, pointless settlement with toothless FTC for taking secret naked pictures of customers having sex, harvesting medical records and banking passwords and more: Under the terms of the settlement, the companies are free to go on engaging in this behavior, but now they'll have to notify customers. They won't pay a fine.
Five years ago today
North Korean video game arcade: Here's a collection of photos from a run-down North Korean video arcade.
Ten years ago today
RIAA sues grandmother for downloading Snoop Dogg: 66-year-old sculptor and retired schoolteacher Sarah Ward, who received notice she was being sued by the RIAA.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.