Tag Archive 'scientology'

Wikileaks: Going down for the last time?

We have interrupted our nonstop coverage of Apple iPad mania to bring you this important word about the freedom of information. And, more specifically, Wikileaks.org. I’ve written about Wikileaks several times over the last few years, in part because it’s a classic example of why the Internet is such an extraordinary telecommunications tool. Wikileaks is […]

When pranksters rule the InterWebs

When a multibillion-dollar telecom giant and the Internet’s most notorious pranksters square off, who will win? Cringe handicaps the battle between AT&T and 4chan.

Wikipedia to Scientologists: Edit this, suckers

The world’s most popular encyclopedia just banned an entire church from editing it. But why stop there?

Wikileaks springs a leak

The famous whistle-blower site just blew its own whistle, leaking the email addresses of dozens of its financial supporters. Is this the beginning of the end of Wikileaks?

Geek Week: Palin’s email ails, Seinfeld campaign fails

Sarah Palin’s email gets hacked, Jerry Seinfeld gets smacked. It’s been a strange week here in Cringeville.

Is Scientology Attacking YouTube?

From Jon Newton at P2Pnet comes this report: A group apparently acting as a proxy for the Church (ahem) of Scientology has issued 4000 takedown notices to YouTube for any videos relating to CoS — including things like city commission meetings for the city of Clearwater, Florida (where CoS has its HQ). To wit: The […]

Use a Wiki, Change the World

Collaborative Web sites are becoming tools for social action (A version of this post originally appeared in the June issue of US Airways Magazine – but for some reason I never posted it til now.) Do you use a wiki? If not, you probably will soon. A wiki is a Web site where virtually anyone […]

Anonymous returns, Scientology responds

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) It seems Anonymous has resurfaced and hired a publicist. Two days ago I received an email alerting me to two new YouTube videos from the anti-Scientology crusader(s). I’d been wondering what had happened to it/them, since things had been so quiet lately on that […]