Liz Gannes

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Social Networking Privacy Bill Stalls in California Senate

The California Senate bill that has social networking companies worried about government regulation of their user privacy settings failed to gain a majority of votes on Friday. Bill author Ellen Corbett said she would try for another vote next week. Companies like Facebook are pushing the angle that the work needed to comply with more restrictive privacy settings would have a negative effect on the California economy.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work