Articles by Curt Hopkins

Sun, 26 February 2012
The Inquisition, IT & Privacy

The Inquisition, IT & Privacy

If you were hunting for a book most ReadWriteWeb readers would, based on the title, find irrelevant to their pursuits, you could do worse…

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Mon, 20 February 2012
[Video] Thinking Cities

[Video] Thinking Cities

Ericsson's Networked Society Program has produced a second documentary, which is available for viewing by ReadWriteWeb readers a day…

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Punk in Africa

Punk in Africa

When Keith Jones and Deon Maas first started trying to pull together the footage, sources and sound for their documentary, Punk in Africa…

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Thu, 16 February 2012
From MP3 to Wax Cylinder

From MP3 to Wax Cylinder

The closer the present approaches an imagined future, the more it inspires a look backward. As computers became Star Trek pads, people got…

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You Don't Need My Location

You Don't Need My Location

When I read Jon Mitchell's post on Glassmap, my first thought was, "Who in God's name would want anyone, even friends, knowing where they…

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Mon, 13 February 2012
Malaysia Deports Saudi

Malaysia Deports Saudi

Hamza Kashgari, who fled his native Saudi Arabia, has been sent back to face a possible death penalty. He left the country, intending to…

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Thu, 9 February 2012
Twitter User Faces Death Penalty

Twitter User Faces Death Penalty

A 23-year-old Saudi Twitter user, Hamza Kashgari, fled the country Sunday to avoid being arrested for his religious tweets, only to find…

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Fri, 3 February 2012
Thu, 2 February 2012
Dark Side of the Moon

Dark Side of the Moon

NASA's Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has released the first footage shot of the moon's far side. The…

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Tue, 31 January 2012
Lomax Folk Recordings Go Digital

Lomax Folk Recordings Go Digital

Anyone with an abiding interest in American music will have heard of Alan Lomax. His travels around the U.S. and through other countries…

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Sun, 29 January 2012
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Foxconn Chair Calls Employees Animals

Foxconn Chair Calls Employees Animals

Terry Gou, chairman of Taipei-based Hon Hai, Foxconn's parent company, called his employees animals at a recent company party, according…

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Al-Shabaab Tweets Terror

Al-Shabaab Tweets Terror

Since the Kenyan army has gone into Somalia in October (during my trip to Kenya), the main Islamist group Al-Shabaab has used Twitter in its…

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WSJ Unveils China Econtracker

WSJ Unveils China Econtracker

China Real Time, the Wall Street Journal's blog devoted to the world's second-largest country, has developed and launched China Econtracker…

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Sat, 14 January 2012
Fri, 13 January 2012
Google Accused of Fraud

Google Accused of Fraud

Mocality, a Kenya-based crowd-sourced web and mobile business listings company, has accused Google of fraudulently stealing its customers…

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Thu, 12 January 2012
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Israel Calls Credit Hack Terrorism

Israel Calls Credit Hack Terrorism

After a cyber-attack by a hacker claiming to be Saudi, Israel has vowed a strong response. "(Such an attack is) a breach of sovereignty…

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