Jennifer Hepler, senior writer for the Edmonton-based video-game studio BioWare, has been the victim of a series of death threats aimed at her and her family over her work on Dragon Age II, a sequel in the Dragon Age franchise.
An editorial: ‘Anonymous’ strikes another blow for pointlessness as they respond with vandalism and theft to the suicide of internet activist and computer scientist Aaron Swartz..
Congresswoman and Reddit user Zoe Lofgren introduces “Aaron’s Law,” to stop criminal prosecution over civil matters related to unauthorized computer access.
In California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges. The legislation was introduced by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and passed by the California Senate and Assembly in late August.
One woman with a Kickstarter campaign for her project “Tropes versus Women In Gaming” gets an unexpected response from the trolls.
Internet activists and civil rights groups worldwide are alarmed at the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), one of the harshest crackdowns on internet piracy, which was signed by 22 nations in 2011 and awaits ratification by the European Union Parliament. Negotiated and signed in secret, ACTA was signed on October 1 2011 by Australia, Canada, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States.
by Samantha Lowell, Guest Editorialist SOPA and PIPA are the victims of industrial hubris and overreach, of arrogant proponents who didn’t…
Krypton Radio Newswire A 23-year-old college student named Cody Kretsinger, allegedly going by the internet handle “recursion” and being the…
Tux Winkler, the last member of the notorious Wrong Hands group to retain his original account, was deleted from Second Life by the Linden Lab governance team at approximately 9:30 this morning. With the loss of their sims Red Square and Revolution, the power of the Wrong Hands over the good people of Second Life is broken.
The griefing organization known collectively as Woodbury University has for the third and hopefully final time been kicked from Second Life.