Hacker-artist Paolo Cirio says he scraped data from more than 200,000 Cayman Islands corporations via government servers to protest offshore tax laws. Users can purchase their own offshore "Certificates of Incorporation" for tax purposes through Cirio's website.
Sure, all the leadership books you read tell you that “persistence” is the common trait of anyone who has had a significant impact on the world. But how do you know if you should persist at what you're already doing--or whether a different path would be better?
The New York Federal Reserve Bank is embarking on an ambitious social media monitoring project. Starting this December, the Fed will be monitoring Facebook, Twitter, and the broader web to gauge public response to economic policy. Civil libertarians and anti-big government activists are upset, but should they be?