Law, Tech and Policy
Reddit, Kickstarter, and Others Plan Net Neutrality ‘Day of Action’ on September 10th – The Verge. At Battle for the Net, suggestions for participating on September 10th, including adding a code snippet to one’s website to display a symbolic “loading” icon.
Twitter CFO says a Facebook-style Filtered Feed is Coming, Whether You Like It or Not – GigaOm. Key question: will there be an opt out?
The Masked Avengers – How Anonymous Incited Online Vigilantism from Tunisia to Ferguson – The New Yorker.
Chattanooga’s Gig: How One City’s Super-Fast Internet is Driving a Tech Boom – The Guardian.
Notes on the Celebrity Data Theft – Nik Cubrilovic at New Web Order. One of the best pieces so far about the recent leak of confidential celebrity photos.
Can I Use that Picture? The Terms, Laws, and Ethics for Using Copyrighted Images – The Visual Communication Guy.
Meet the Father of Digital Life – This Maverick Forerunner of Artificial Life and Animation Remains Largely Unknown – Robert Hackett writing at Nautilus on Nils Aall Barricelli.
The Ice Bucket Challenge Isn’t Going Away, But Giving Money to Disease-Specific Charities is Still a Bad Idea – a contrarian position by Felix Salmon at Slate.
Made for China: As US audiences Tire of Big Budget Spectacle, Hollywood Designs its Blockbuster Product for the Ever-Expanding Chinese Market – Shawn Wen at The New Inquiry.
Related: I’ll Skip ‘Star Wars: Episode 13,’ Thanks – Megan McArdle at BloombergView, and
‘Memphis’ and the Beauty of Plotless Movies Should You Watch a Dreamy, Gorgeous, Intensely Slow-Moving R&B Odyssey? Here’s Why Movies Like this Still Matter – Andrew O’Hehir (the best movie critic working today) at Salon.
Seventeen Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting – Electric Lit.