SOPA: Get over it old man, I’m not paying for cable

Next week Congress will vote on the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The bill will force websites large and small to stop advertising with or taking paid advertisements from sites that aggregate pirated content in addition to having a regulatory committee to seek out Internet piracy and remove violators from the web. I get it;…

Privacy vs. Techonology 2.0

Originally posted at Lorry I Lokey Net Impact Chapter I recently got a new cell phone, which came pre-loaded with an application many are already familiar with as Google Latitude. I like to refer to it as “Google Stalker,” because when the user grants permission, their friends can literally track them wherever they are. If…

Let Me Burst Your Bubble Mr. Thiel

Later this month, Silicon Valley tech magnate Peter Thiel will announce the names of the 20 lucky college students he will pay $100,000 to drop out.  Thiel believes that similar to Americans’ willingness to assume large sums of debt for housing, the ever-increasing debt being assumed by students will create a similar bubble, which too…