JK Rowling on Britain's Conservative "nasty" Party

JK Rowling has written a stirring Times editorial rebutting the UK Conservative party's new kinder, gentler face. The Tories are trying to shake their reputation as the "nasty party," and to downplay their commitment to eroding services and projects that encourage social mobility and a decent standard of life for all people, but Rowling isn't […]

Big Content's dystopian wish-list for the US gov't: spyware, censorship, physical searches and SWAT teams

The MPAA and RIAA have submitted their master plan for enforcing copyright to the new Office of Intellectual Property Enforcement. As the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Richard Esguerra points out, it's a startlingly distopian work of science fiction. The entertainment industry calls for: spyware on your computer that detects and deletes infringing materials; mandatory censorware on […]

I'm at the Skoll World Forum in Oxford

Good morning from Oxford, England! I'm at the Skoll World Forum on social entrepreneurship — a gathering of people who are using business and technology to solve social, environmental, and human rights issues. If you have any questions in the field, or want me to interview a particular speaker, leave a comment and I'll try […]