Jan 212020
 

Twenty years ago today, Boing Boing became a blog. Mark Frauenfelder’s first post linked to Street Tech, a now-dormant gadget blog. Now there are 160,000 more posts just like it and the impossible task of summarizing the best of them in yet another. Founded as a print zine in 1988 by Mark and Carla Sinclair, Mark’s personal retrospective posted earlier today is a must-read; following are a few of our greatest hits, proudest accomplishments, clickiest…

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Jan 212020
 

We’re taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of copyright law and policy, addressing what’s at stake and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation.Copyright rules are made with the needs of the entertainment industry in mind, designed to provide the legal framework for creators,…

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Jan 212020
 

Today is the twentieth anniversary of Boing Boing in its current incarnation. It looked like this in 2000. Here’s a brief history of Boing Boing, which actually goes back 33 years. Carla and I conceived of it as a print zine in 1987. The first issue of bOING bOING came out in 1988. We printed 100 copies on a Xerox machine. I sent a copy to Factsheet Five, which was a zine that reviewed zines.…

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Jan 212020
 

On Tuesday, a federal prosecutor in Brazil announced a denunciation of American journalist and Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald related to his work on a series of stories published on The Intercept and The Intercept Brasil. The denunciation is a criminal complaint that would open the door to further judicial proceedings. It alleges that Greenwald “directly assisted, encouraged and guided” individuals who reportedly obtained access to online chats used by prosecutors and others involved in Operation Car Wash, a…

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Jan 212020
 

Last night, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) deported an Iranian student with a valid visa, despite a federal court order prohibiting his removal. Shahab Dehghani arrived at Boston Logan Airport on Sunday, January 19 to study at Northeastern University, where he was enrolled. Customs officials detained him and questioned him for hours, abruptly revoking his student visa, which the State Department granted after a year of intense vetting. As CBP tried to put Shahab…

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