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Prop 37: It’s Not Over Yet (GMO Food Labeling)

Prop 37: It’s Not Over Yet (GMO Food Labeling)

While watching the election results roll in last night, I was under the assumption that Proposition 37, which would require labeling of all genetically modified foods, had not passed. I was watching the results come in on this site. Here are the Prop 37 voting results as of 9:44pm last night (November 6th)... Read more →

Who Is Joseph Kony & Why Is Everyone Talking About Him?

Who Is Joseph Kony & Why Is Everyone Talking About Him?

KONY 2012 is a short documentary (just shy of 30 minutes) about Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army. So what’s so bad about this guy? Well, his tactics are deplorable. So what’s so bad about this guy? Well, his tactics are deplorable. The majority of the soldiers in his army are children. Some estimate that as many as 104,000 children have been recruited. Read more →

DDoS? LOIC? The Wikileaks Saga: Primer For An Internet War

If you've been following the Wikileaks saga, you've probably heard that Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard have stopped processing donations to Wikileaks. In retaliation, Wikileaks supporters, operating under the collective name "Operation Payback", have launched attacks on the 3 sites. They succesfully knocked both Visa and Mastercard's sites offline for several hours yesterday, and apparently Paypal's blog was down for a bit as well. So how are they doing this? Read more →