Michael Freeman

Tech: ECB Casually Aims For War With BitCoin

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ECB Casually Aims For War With BitCoin All hail the European Union! Upon us, the unworthy, dear leaders at the European Central Bank have released a report entitled Virtual Currency Schemes. Despite the generic heading, it is safe to say that the report is focused on BitCoin, just not for a reason that any Bitcoin’er…

Tech: Americans Can Now Jailbreak Phones, But Not Tablets

Whiles the European Union is doing everything in it’s power to cripple the abilities of the already handicapped to consume media, the US has announced some new exemptions to the DMCA that are to be applauded. Americans Can Now Jailbreak Phones, But Not Tablets A series of new exemptions by the Librarian Of Congress to…

Rape The Poor, Taxi’s Must Be Regulated!

Watching what can only be described as liberal media is a sort of hobby of mine. Back in July I wrote an article concerning a simply hilarious piece by Kevin Drum over at Mother Jones wherein regulation is defended as deregulation. When a publication produces something as good or as bad as that was, depending…

Tech: EU Holding Disabled Rights Hostage For New ACTA

Despite it having been a slow news day, the European Union can always be counted on as a beacon of hope to bureaucrats and dictators everywhere on how to destroy civil liberties. EU Holding Disabled Rights Hostage For New ACTA Proving that there are no depths to which the European Union won’t happily sink, passage…

Tech: UN Advocates Global Internet Censorship With UK Backing

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UN Advocates Global Internet Censorship With UK Backing Shortly before I was forced to abandon my efforts, I mentioned how the United Nations was advancing the International Telecommunications Union to become literally the global controller of the internet. Today, a report has become the focus of attention from the United Nations Office on Drugs &…

Liberal Celebrates Regulation, Calls It Deregulation

A month ago I honestly had no idea what LIBOR was. When the scandal at Barclay’s broke, I had people asking for my opinion on the matter. When that happened, I did something the left should consider doing now and should probably have been doing since the beginning. Something that may seem completely out of…

Tech: ACTA About To Pass As CETA, SOPA To Pass In Chunks

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ACTA had been defeated, 478 to 39, in the European Parliament. This was an astounding victory for internet freedom. As I warned at the time, this was but a single battle in what promises to be a long, drawn out conflict, made necessary by the hands of the entertainment industry. However, over the next few…

Tech: Apologies, But I’ll Be Reporting Tech

When Simon offered me the chance to cover technology for Libertarian Home, I jumped at the opportunity. Since then, (Thursday) I have been trying to figure out how best to cover all of the rather significant events that occurred just this past week. A new week is beginning, so I have decided to settle for…

ACTA Dealt Heavy Blow In EU Parliament

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In case you haven’t heard, the Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement has been rejected by the European Parliament in a vote of 478 to 39 with 165 abstaining, with the only UK MEP voting in favour being Liberal Democrat, Bill Newton Dunn. Considering this is the party of Graham Watson, the MEP who boasts about his…