Re Fwd Executive Privilege (TTYL)

October 23, 2007 | Comments Off on Re Fwd Executive Privilege (TTYL)

Remember the blog post from June where we raised the question: Is Rove the most prolific emailer of all time? Well, we might finally get our reply. Though the Bush administration has asserted executive privilege over the emails from aides and officials, U.S. magistrate judge urged a federal judge last week to order the White […]

Renewed Vigilance

October 3, 2007 | Comments Off on Renewed Vigilance

The Office of Homeland Security was hoping the title of this post would refer to the new level of surveillance they would be making available to state and local law enforcement agencies. Intelligence satellites, which had previously been available domestically only for meteorological purposes, were slated to become accessible through a new program to be […]

Eavesdrop It Like It’s Hot

July 17, 2007 | Comments Off on Eavesdrop It Like It’s Hot

I wrote a piece for Campus Progress about why not having an iPhone might be a blessing in disguise. This way, the NSA won’t be wiretapping your phone! Check it out, and feel free to leave comments over there.

During the investigation of U.S. Attorney firing procedures, the electronic communications infrastructure at the White House has been intensely scrutinized. Many of the White House insiders, such as Karl Rove’s former assistant Susan Ralston, have been using private political domain accounts and even AOL accounts to exchange information. Instead of sending and receiving E-mails from […]

W&M & The RIAA

April 13, 2007 | 1 Comment

W&M friends who received Sam Sadler’s email about the RIAA going after W&M students might not be aware of how underhanded some of the RIAA’s tactics are. Here is an email J. Alex Chasick sent to Sam Sadler and Gene Nichol; this, and the links at the bottom, should explain. Dear Mr. Sadler and President […]

Our Office of Career Services has told us repeatedly to Google our names and see what comes up. They say employers are doing the same thing to research potential associates before they are even interviewed. But according to recent news, all students need to be careful what their names are associated with. A middle school […]


April 9, 2007 | 3 Comments

I contributed a piece to the National ACS Blog about C-SPAN’s copyright policies. Nancy Pelosi recently posted a video of herself speaking at a House Committee meeting onto her YouTube account. It was official C-SPAN footage, and so C-SPAN asked her to remove it. Want to know how things turned out? Read the blog post […]

Say Hi to Hydrogen

March 28, 2007 | Comments Off on Say Hi to Hydrogen

Hydrogen, long lauded as a potential alternative to fossil fuels, has had a slow start. But for those of you sick of filling up your gas tank with expensive and polluting fossil fuels take note; Honda has announced that they plan on selling a hydrogen fuel cell powered car in 2008. Granted, the current ticket […]

Daily Show v. YouTube

March 23, 2007 | Comments Off on Daily Show v. YouTube

Viacom, the parent company of the The Daily Show, recenty accused Google of copyright infringement for hosting clips of Viacom-owned shows onto Google-owned YouTube. Confused? Luckily The Daily Show ran a segment about the legal battle to help explain it for all of us out here in TV Land. Check it out on iFilm, which […]

Ranking the Cleanest Cities

March 8, 2007 | Comments Off on Ranking the Cleanest Cities

SustainLane Government an “open-source knowledge base” focusing on sustainable development at the state and local level, recently released their rankings for 2006’s top U.S. cities for clean technology incubation clusters. The group defines a Cleantech incubation cluster as a combination of “Cleantech investments, infrastructure and supportive policies [that form] a physical “cluster.” Ideally, these clusters […]

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