Rethinking social media privacy

I was an active Foursquare user back in the first years of it, and it’s been a while since I toned down my participation in it. A few years ago, my girlfriend questioned me on why I was reporting my location everywhere I went. What was my gain on it? How much... Software Patents and Innovation stimulation

Software Patents and Innovation stimulation

In Mexico, we don’t have software patents and recently, New Zealand has also banned software patents in an effort to get rid of patent trolls. A few days ago while talking with a book author and lawyer, I mentioned my interest in copyright and patent law, as... 10 apps for privacy and secure communication

10 apps for privacy and secure communication

With all the recent news about privacy violations, user data requests, gag orders and the like, it is useful to know that there are tools to communicate in safer ways. I can’t say that they are bullet-proof, as I’m not a security analyst, but at least you... How Orwell’s 1984 novel is very accurate for 2013

How Orwell’s 1984 novel is very accurate for 2013

George Orwell published his dystopian novel 1984 in the year 1949 guessing a scary version of what the society might be in the future. His predictions have become so accurate to today’s world that we can almost say that if he was trying to predict the future, he...

Quick and Honest Guide to Creative Commons Licenses

In a way, the best way to fight piracy is by making it impossible for people to do illegal things with your works. Zacqary Adam Green came up with this handy guide to Creative Commons for his article on copyright reform. Funny as it may seem, it is a very practical...