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Sep 21, 2009
Scientology: The web's first copyright-wielding nemesis — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Julian Dibbell
Source: Wired
The Church of Scientology was founded in the early 1950s by pulp science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, and it's been run by his successor, David Miscavige, since 1987. But for the past year or so the public face of Scientology has been a man named Tommy Davis. Son of Hollywood actress (and longtime Scientologist) Anne Archer, Davis has a stylish mop coif and boyish (not to say Tom Cruise-ish) good looks that have been put before the media's cameras every time ...
Sep 21, 2009
The Assclown Offensive: How to enrage the Church of Scientology — Wired
Oct 17, 2008
'Anonymous' Member Unmasked, Charged With Web Attack on Scientology — Wired
Apr 30, 2008
Scientology shares secrets on YouTube ... Sort of — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Jenna Wortham
Source: Wired
The Church of Scientology fired the latest salvo in the information war with its detractors Monday, launching a YouTube channel and touting "its commitment to open communication." But the notoriously secretive (and litigious) organization doesn’t appear to truly be embracing the kind of openness that makes the internet such a philosophical free-for-all: The Church of Scientology YouTube channel doesn’t allow users to post comments, and the option to embed videos is disabled for certain clips. The channel was launched to "share ...
Tag(s): Jenna WorthamWiredYouTube
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jan 23, 2008
War Breaks Out Between Hackers and Scientology -- There Can Be Only One — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Ryan Singel
Source: Wired
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 15, 2007
Cast your vote on the Wikipedia editing Wall of Shame — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Scott Gilbertson
Source: Wired
Threat Level is running a poll where you can track and vote on the most shameful and/or disturbing Wikipedia edits found with Virgil Griffith’s new Wikipedia search tool. For those that missed the story, Griffith created a tool that unmasks the anonymous edits made to Wikipedia pages. The long and short of it is that corporations, celebrities and other egomaniacs concerned with negative Wikipedia entries can no longer hide behind the anonymous edits. Here’s an excerpt from John Borland’s full story ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 1, 2005
The Neopets Addiction — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): David Kushner
Source: Wired
20 million kids can't get enough - and neither can advertisers. How a virtual animal kingdom became a product placement paradise. Every day after school, 11-year-old Tyler Gagen hurries home down the country roads of Hastings, Minnesota, to play with Buddy. "He likes hot dogs and cake," Tyler says of his pet. "I haven't brought him to the grooming parlor yet, but I will. He gets the royal treatment!" Tyler also cares for a half-Siamese tomcat, Arctic, and two cocker spaniels, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 27, 2001
Scientology Critic Convicted — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Declan McCullagh
Source: Wired
WASHINGTON – A California jury has convicted Keith Henson, a prominent critic of Scientology, of terrorizing the group through Usenet posts and by picketing one of its offices. Henson, a computer engineer who has been involved in prior legal skirmishes with Scientology, was found guilty on Thursday of interfering with Scientologists' civil rights and now faces a prison sentence of up to one year and a fine of up to $5,000. The charges revolved around posts Henson made in the alt.religion.scientology ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 20, 2001
A Thorn in Hollywood's Side — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Declan McCullagh
Source: Wired
Dave Touretzky might seem like an unlikely champion of free expression. The 41-year-old researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science in Pittsburgh spends his evenings investigating how the brains of rats record and process location information. "My primary research interest is understanding how space is represented in the rodent brain," says Touretzky, who regularly works until 2 a.m. What that translates into is computer simulations, occasional surgery on hapless members of the species rattus norvegicus, and programming a squat ...
Mar 17, 2001
Xenu do, but not on Slashdot — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Declan McCullagh
Source: Wired
The geek-culture destination Slashdot.org said on Friday that it deleted a post in response to legal threats from the Church of Scientology. Scientology's notoriously litigious team of attack attorneys successfully pressured the site's editors into erasing a discussion board message, which allegedly contained copyrighted material. "While Slashdot is an open forum and we encourage free discussion and sharing of ideas, our lawyers have advised us that, considering all the details of this case, the comment should come down," co-founder Rob "CmdrTaco" ...
Mar 19, 2000
Scientology in the Machine — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Ayla Jean Yackley
Source: Wired
BERLIN – A Microsoft spokesman called reports that the software maker has turned over its closely guarded Windows 2000 source code to the German government "just a rumor," but would not deny that the company has disclosed technical secrets in a probe of the operating system. "I can't confirm that we're sharing [the source code]," said Microsoft Germany's Thomas Baumgärtner after German news organizations reported this month that the company had offered federal authorities the opportunity to inspect its source code. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 1999
Virtual Book Burning — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Romano
Source: Wired
When A Piece of Blue Sky, a book critical of the Church of Scientology, suddenly disappeared from Amazon.com's online catalog early this year, newsgroups such as alt.religion.scientology buzzed with conspiracy theories. Then, in June, Amazon.co.uk, the online bookseller's British division, expunged a controversial book, The Committee, which implicates David Trimble, head of the Ulster Unionist Party, in atrocities against Catholics. Amazon's decision to remove two books from its online list demonstrates the perils of balancing a billion-dollar book business with a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 25, 1999
Scientology book an open issue — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Polly Sprenger
Source: Wired
A book removed from Amazon's site because of alleged legal troubles is now among the top 150 books sold by the online bookstore. The book, a controversial exposé of the Church of Scientology, languished deep in Amazon's list of 4.5 million titles before being dropped in February. A Wired News report on that decision prompted Amazon to reinstate the book late last week. The book jumped to No. 700 before hitting a high of 148 on Tuesday. Author Jon Atack, reached ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 20, 1999
Amazon Drops Controversial Book — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Polly Sprenger
Source: Wired
Amazon.com has removed a controversial book from its listings, a book well known for angering the Church of Scientology. A Piece of Blue Sky, by UK writer Jon Atack, is an exposé of the Scientology movement from its creation in 1959 until the death of founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1986. The book disappeared from Amazon's site only recently. On alt.religion.scientology newsgroups, participants are questioning Amazon's decision, angrily pointing out that it is still legal to sell the book in United ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 18, 1998
Scientology slips through the net — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Judy Bryan
Source: Wired
Depending on whom you ask, last week's verdict in Religious Technology Center v. Keith Henson is either a vote for intellectual property rights or a vote against freedom of information. But regardless of whom you ask, Henson is in an unenviable position: He faces a US$75,000 fine for violating the Church of Scientology's copyright. And this Friday, the Palo Alto, California, electrical engineer must tell the judge in the case why he should not be held in contempt of court for ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 4, 1998
Church, enemies wage war on Internet battlefield — Boston Herald
More: rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org
Dec 1, 1995
alt.scientology.war — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Wendy M. Grossman
Source: Wired
When computers are seized because they contain allegedly stolen intellectual property, and police pierce the security anonymous remailers,the days of the Net as a cozy, cocktail party are over. Welcome to a flame war with real bullets. When computers are seized because they contain allegedly stolen intellectual property, or the security of anonymous remailers is pierced by police, alt.scientology.war the days of the Internet as a cozy, private, intellectual cocktail party are over. Welcome to mortal combat between two alien cultures ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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