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A brief history of tech skepticism

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It's hard to make predictions--especially about futuristic technologies. James Clive-Matthews documents the long history of skeptical takes on new innovations that, in short order, became powerful and common products and platforms.

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Germany Wants To Include Copyright Infringement Under Its Planned 'Digital Violence' Law

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The hyperbolic rhetoric that is a feature of the copyright industry, which tries absurdly to characterize making an additional digital copy as theft, can lead to some serious legislative harm. For example, Germany is currently aiming to bring in a new law against digital violence - things like bullying and stalking, but also identity abuse […]

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Cops Issue Warning To Students Playing A Game With Fake Guns, Fail To Mention Cops Are Most Likely To Kill Them

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There have always been panics. And those panics are often the result of government entities deciding now is the time to be alarmed by things someone claimed they saw on social media. All panics are overblown. What government officials declare to be the next threat to public safety is often something most social media users […]

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