East and West coast so far apart: Moglen vs Jobs

June 6th 2011 was a strange day. Facing the Pacific ocean Steve Jobs was describing his perfect plan to know which books you read, what magazines you buy, what music you listen, who you correspond with, who you love and who hates you.Β  On the Atlantic ocean Eben Moglen, Lawrence Lessig were describing how that…

Technology is changing politics

That’s the theme of the Personal Democracy Forum that started today in New York. Too often, the discussion of technology and politics employs a kind of lazy shorthand. We say things like “The Internet is revolutionizing politics,” or “the Internet is helping dictators,” as if a set of network protocols and bits and wires could…

The FreedomBox on CBSNews

Eben Moglen explains on CBSNews the FreedomBox project: software that keeps you in control of your private addressbook and your digital life online combined with plug-computer hardware. The ending quote “If that’s a revolution then we’re doing it” is pure Moglen style. Enjoy it. http://cnettv.cnet.com/av/video/cbsnews/atlantis2/cbsnews_player_embed.swf

The future of Free Software

Eben Moglen is helping Free Software to keep the promise of a free society. In his keynote speech at FOSDEM Moglen has laid out the foundation for the future of the Free Software movement: make sure that digital communication between people remains free. Our freedom depends on reengineering the network to replace vulnerable, centralized services…

The master hack of mr. Zuckerberg

Eben Moglen mentioned not too long ago Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg saying: Mr. Zuckerberg has […] done more harm to the human race than anybody else his age I wonder if he foresaw also that this golden boy would also try to hack the US financial system and get funds from Wall Street without actually…

Eben Moglen’s Freedom in the Cloud Talk

I watched Eben’s speech but now I can quote it too thanks to the transcript done by the friends at Software Freedom Law Center. Talking about the problems of the cloud services, Eben hits Facebook hard with his rhetoric: The human race has susceptibility to harm but Mr. Zuckerberg has attained an unenviable record. He…