Tag Archives: freedom of expression

Tor, Technocracy, Democracy

freedom is slavery

As important as the technical issues regarding Tor are, at least as important—probably more important—is the political worldview that Tor promotes (as do other projects like it). While it is useful and relevant to talk about formations that capture large parts of the Tor community, like “geek culture” and “cypherpunks” and libertarianism and anarchism, one […]

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‘We Need to Educate Them’: Cyberlibertarianism, Democracy, and Information Freedom

Last Tuesday–not coincidentally, on some accounts, September 11–US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed following an attack on the US Embassy to Libya in Benghazi. The attack, followed by others and by widespread protests against US and other Western diplomatic missions in Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East, is purported to have been […]

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Usually Video Game Players Are More Careful About Teammates

You don’t want your raid to fuck up by relying on lousy players, do you? Then you might want to think very carefully about greedily signing on with the current star chamber. General note: when Antonin Scalia is on your side, question less your opponents and more why it is you are on that side. […]

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