Recent Posts by Voices

Living Dangerous.ly

Sure, that “.ly” country-code domain lends itself to some catchy product names, most notably URL shortening services like Bit.ly and Ow.ly. But the wisdom of building a service on a government-controlled domain has always been debatable, and doubly so when that government is Libya’s. Just ask Ben Metcalfe and Violet Blue, whose year-old, “adult friendly” vb.ly link-shortening service was abruptly shut down because a lot of those links pointed to content that violated Islamic law. Libyan Net authorities said they had no problem with general-use shorteners, but the Bit.ly folks might want to study up on Sharia just in case.

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What I Didn’t Say

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Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Sculpture on the Moon

About Voices

Along with original content and posts from across the Dow Jones network, this section of AllThingsD includes Must-Reads From Other Websites — pieces we’ve read, discussions we’ve followed, stuff we like. Six posts from external sites are included here each weekday, but we only run the headlines. We link to the original sites for the rest. These posts are explicitly labeled, so it’s clear that the content comes from other websites, and for clarity’s sake, all outside posts run against a pink background.

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