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Teaching the 'fourth literacy': Codery goes live

Call me hacker.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 29, 2012
Overdub Tampering 3

The Overdub Tampering Committee

Armed with an idea, a hastily written manifesto, a press release, and some software to disguise my computer's IP address, I was able to raise the question, "How do you know that what you're illegally downloading is the actual music it claims to be?" This
How a group of Boston musicians exacted their weird price from the world of online music sharing — without actually doing a thing
By RYAN WALSH  |  February 17, 2012

At the Hardware Hackathon: the Kegerator goes digital

One team turns a glowing tube of epoxy into a prototype for the next generation of lava lamps. Another rewires a Home Depot doorbell to send tweets, rather than ring. A third team wants to use Xbox to create a virtual dance floor.
Engineering Dept.
By STEPHEN BEALE  |  February 03, 2012
Murdoch Deviance

Rupert Murdoch's Watergate

Murdoch is a tycoon of darkness. Aside from his handful of quality publications — the Wall Street Journal, the Times of London, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Australian — his News Corporation specializes in smears, sensationalism, and mendacity
Defining deviancy
By EDITORIAL  |  July 15, 2011

The Big Hurt: Hack Is Wack (is wack)

If you thought Sex Pistols Perfume was the unlikeliest endorsement I'd lay on you this month, think again.
Snoop Dogg takes a bite out of cybercrime
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 24, 2010

Maine breaches

When many Mainers think of "cybersecurity," they probably remember the 2008 HANNAFORD SECURITY BREACH , when 4.2 million credit- and debit-card numbers were stolen from shoppers at the grocery chain's stores.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2010


Hacking into pie

John Duksta's latest bit of high-tech wizardry — a machine that would aid in the creation of circuit boards — fell a bit short.
By ABIGAIL CROCKER  |  September 11, 2009