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Bradner is a consultant with Harvard University's University Information Systems. Reach him at sob@sobco.com. Bradner forum Get Bradner in your inbox.

Rewriting Internet History

Rewriting history for political purposes used to be a favorite pastime in the old Soviet Union.

Is Apple Destroying the Internet?

Google co-founder Sergey Brin claims Facebook and Apple are clear dangers to the Internet.

Apple's Gatekeeper: A Low Cost for Partial Security

Apple's Mountain Lion will reportedly have lots of new features. This column will examine just one of the new features, one that, while good, has not yet included all the functions of its iOS prototype.

Europe Cares About Privacy, So You Must Too

In late January, the European Commission published a proposal "on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data."

Science, Technology, and Politicians

What is it about politicians that makes them believe that they, with a few minutes' cursory review, know better than people who have studied in an area for decades?

The Internet Has Escaped the Ax, At Least for Now

But the Internet as we have grown to know it remains under relentless attack.

GPS on the Run?

The Supreme Court earlier this month heard arguments on a relatively common drug case, but there is a chance for this case to set the groundwork, for good or ill, on resolving most of the issues I discussed recently regarding the murky state of privacy protections from the government in the United States.