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reason.com

by Zenon Evans

July 30, 2014

The Tor Project is a great way for people to cover their tracks on the Internet. Because of this, some in the federal government, specifically the National Security Agency (NSA), really dislikes Tor.

So it comes as a bit of a surprise that the project actually received over $1.8 million in federal money last year. The Tor Project, which provides free software to users interested in surveillance- and censorship-resistant web activity, recently released its financial statements and reports for 2013, and sources began taking note yesterday. The documents show that the State Department directly granted the organization $256,900 as part of its mission to fund "international programs [that] support democracy, human rights and labor."

reason.com

by Zenon Evans

May 22, 2014

Do you ever get that creepy feeling like you're being watched in public? That your conversations are being bugged and transmitted to the shadowy headquarters of an organization just looking for ways it can catch you?

Well, good news: The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is thinking about justifying your paranoia. At a city council meeting on Tuesday the boys in blue discussed the possibility of buying some drones...

medium.com

by Zeynep Tufekci

July 23, 2013

Who says it's the best method to catch the bad guys?

Rabbits hop around but that's not very threatening. Hops on a network, however, are a different game. When a rabbit hops on a lawn, each hop adds a yard or so. Not so in a network topology. In a network, the difference between one and two hops is huge. The difference between two and three hops is humongous because the effect of "hops" on traversing a network is exponential rather than additive. Exponential mechanisms don't add, they multiply-and that is the key to understanding a multitude of modern phenomena ranging from viral videos to pandemics.

pajamasmedia.com

by Zombie

June 17, 2011

Do crazy people have a right to be heard? I think they do - as long as they're American.

But even with crazy people's well known infiltration of the internet - appearing in any blog or news comments section or online forum they can access - they still have a lot of trouble getting people to listen to them. Crazy people used to have to try to spread their views through poorly photocopied newsletters with weird font choices that no sane person would read. But on the internet, crazy people can put their opinions right next to those of sane people. If they can just use a little self-discipline to not immediately identify themselves as cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, they might actually get their ideas read.

Smashing Magazine

by Zurb

October 25, 2011

You've probably already heard about responsive design, which is website design that responds to the device constraints of the person viewing it.

It's a hot topic right now, and with good reason: alternative devices outsell desktop PCs 4 to 1 already, and within three years more Internet traffic in the US will go through mobile devices than through laptops or desktops. All of this is forcing a convergence on what Jeremy Keith calls the "one Web": a single Web that doesn't care what device you're on, how you're viewing content or how you're interacting with it.

coding.smashingmagazine.com

by ZURB

July 15, 2011

Crafting a polished and unique experience for your users is becoming ever more critical as the Web gets more overloaded.

Standing out is hard. To the rescue come frameworks such as jQuery, which offer a modular, highly customizable experience for your visitors. Today, we are thrilled to introduce two new jQuery plug-ins that were developed exclusively for Smashing Magazine readers to liven up your developer tool belts: Orbit, a new slider; and Reveal, a modal plug-in.

      
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