An article form the New York Times a month ago about how Rackspace moved into an abandoned mall on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. The change has created a whole new economy for the area, improving not just the abandoned mall, but the community around it. A big win for what otherwise would have been a dead zone.
Only about a month old (I’ve been slightly busy at work!), three articles of interest.
No, not stealing a bike, a bike sneak is a way to make sure bicyclists cross streetcar and train tracks at the correct angle. Of course, it’s being implemented in Seattle. As a bonus, a blog post ❤ of Seattle.
We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker Wold of Lulzsec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency by Parmy Olsen tracks the rise of cyber-attacks by Anonymous in the name of freedoms. Ms. Olsen talks to the “insiders” about why and how they do what they do. A fascinating read, with information and details not found in traditional media.
This Machine Kills Secrets: How Wikileakers, Cypherpunks, and Hacktivists Aim to Free the World’s Information by Andy Greenberg follows the rise, and surprising starts of several individuals involved with WikiLeaks. The book reads as more of a multi-person biography rather than a history of outing secrets.
I would recommend these books for readers who know only a bit about Anonymous or WikiLeaks. As I follow many privacy and activist blogs, the information was not new to me, just in a different form. Both books were easy to follow even with the multitude of people involved.