Now that the SOPA and PIPA fights have died down, and Hollywood prepares their next salvo against internet freedom with ACTA and PCIP, it’s worth pausing to consider how the war on piracy could actually be won. Our weirdness is free: Gabriella Coleman on the logic of Anonymous — online army, agent of chaos, and seeker of justice. The most prolific hacker on the Internet is a one-handed shadow. Rex Hammock on how just because you can make money from something doesn’t mean you should, and other rules of the web. Meet the Yahoo Boys: Researchers in Nigeria have managed to conduct detailed interviews with 40 of the country's infamous "419 scam" email spammers. Evgeny Morozov on the Information Welfare State: The "right to be forgotten" doesn't go far enough — we need mandatory insurance to protect online reputations. Once, we stored our photos and other mementos in shoeboxes in the attic; now we keep them online — that puts our stuff at the mercy of companies that could decide to throw it away, unless Jason Scott and the Archive Team can get there first. A look at the 7 most annoying hidden agendas on the Internet.

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