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Trying to make sense of the state response to “hackers” Jan 17, 2013

Like many people, I spent all weekend reading every post and every news story about Aaron Swartz—whom I did not know, but whose work I respected. This weekend was the anniversaries of the deaths of two very dear family members … Continue reading

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Drawing Lines: Trolling and Concept Formation Aug 10, 2012

For weeks now on one of the most populated role-playing realms in World of Warcraft, a user has been hanging out and repeating explicit sexual scenarios in the trade chat channel, which is the conversation channel that has the largest … Continue reading

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Anonymous – because none of us are as cruel as all of us? Jul 14, 2012

When I first began studying Anonymous, I used to alias it.  In the first talk I gave after Anonymous became so prominent and widely covered in the popular press that there was no point in aliasing the group anymore, someone … Continue reading

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