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Surfer Switches Surfboards In The Middle Of Riding A Wave

A Pacific hurricane is providing California surfers with huge waves this week. At the Wedge, a popular surfing destination near Newport Beach, Danny O'Brien took big-wave surfing to the extreme by executing a board transfer. He starts riding the wave while carrying a shorter white board, and then he makes the switch halfway through. Show More Summary

2014 NBA Free Agents: Bargain Players with Potential to Be Steals on Open Market

Without Boris Diaw, without Danny Green and without Patty Mills, there is no fifth San Antonio Spurs championship. The NBA is a star-driven league and will be henceforth, but no team has ever hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy withoutShow More Summary

Texans Eyeing 2,000 Total Yards for Arian Foster in 2014, Injury Concerns Linger

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he wants to use running back Arian Foster similarly to how he used Kevin Faulk and Danny Woodhead during his time with the New England Patriots. What does this mean for Foster's role in the...Show More Summary

Will Only the Rich Benefit From the EU's New Right to Purge Google?

Danny O'Brien of the Electronic Frontier Foundation isn't happy about the new EU court decision that requires Google to delete links to information that people find troublesome: When a newspaper publishes a news item, it appears online....Attempting...Show More Summary

Mozilla CAN change the industry: by adding DRM, they change it for the worse

6 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Following on from yesterday's brutal, awful news that Mozilla is going to add DRM to its Firefox browser, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Danny O'Brien has published an important editorial explaining how Mozilla's decision sets back the whole cause of fighting for a free and open Internet. Read the rest

Why the Revolutionary Guard Targeted Iran's Gadget Bloggers

Danny O'Brien, a long-time privacy and online free speech activist, is the International Director at the digital-rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). You can follow him on Twitter @mala. Narenji ("Orange") was Iran's top...Show More Summary

Villagers Dedicates 'Occupy Your Mind' to Gay Brothers and Sisters in Russia: VIDEO

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Villagers, an indie folk band from Dublin, Ireland, consisting of Conor O'Brien, Tommy McLaughlin, Danny Snow, James Byrne and Cormac Curran, are dedicating their latest video to the oppressed LGBT community in Sochi. Writes the band: "To whom it may...

HOWTO protect yourself from Internet surveillance, EFF edition

last yearOdd : Boing Boing

The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Danny O'Brien has ten important suggestions for things you can do right now to minimize the extent to which you are surveilled on the Internet.

Progressbar, a short film

last yearOdd : Boing Boing

Vincent Broquaire's "Progressbar" is a short film illustrating the most significant aphorism of the Danny O'Brien canon: "Those progress-bars don't watch themselves." They certainly don't -- the hypnogogic nature of the erratic progress-bar, with its intermittent, inscrutable reward-system, is one of the signal motifs of the Internet era.

Danny O'Brien on civil liberties groups, the NSA and Bruce Sterling

last yearOdd : Boing Boing

Yesterday, I posted my reaction to Bruce Sterling's essay The Ecuadorian Library, where Bruce described activists as "living in a pitiful dream world where their imaginary rule of law applies to an electronic frontier." Danny O'Brien,...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Football: Danny O'Brien a Victim of Timing at Wisconsin and Maryland

One could say that Danny O'Brien is a victim of bad timing as his time with Wisconsin officially comes to an end. After leaving Maryland in 2012 to transfer to Madison, the former signal-caller is leaving the Dairy State in the rear view mirror for an unknown destination. Show More Summary

QB Danny O'Brien Reportedly Leaves Wisconsin Football Program

Danny O'Brien is transferring for the second time in his college career. According to Fox Sports and the Wisconsin State Journal, O'Brien has announced that he will not be part of the Wisconsin football program this season. This is the second time O'Brien has left a program, as he gave Maryland similar treatment after the 2011 season. Show More Summary

Anno NTK: 15-year-old tech news just keeps on getting better

last yearOdd : Boing Boing

It's been just over a year since Anno NTK launched, a kind of Wayback Machine for the wonderful old-school UK tech newsletter Need to Know. Each week, Danny O'Brien will send you a fifteen-year-old edition of NTK, letting you catch up on the tech news of the late 1990s.

EFF beats the Trans Pacific Partnership to Peru, sounds the alarm about upcoming brutal, secret copyright treaty meeting

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Danny O'Brien from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez, The latest round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership starts today in Lima, Peru. Embedded in the trade agreement is an IP chapter that, according to leaks, exports the worst of US copyright law -- DRM blocks, extended copyright terms, ISPs as copyright cops -- without even of the [...]

Challenged in China

3. Made in China: Models for media and censorship By Danny O’Brien and Madeline Earp As the founding editor, in 2005, of the Liberian online investigative news site FrontPage Africa, Rodney Sieh has fought off lawsuits, imprisonment, and death threats. In the face of such pressures, he has still managed...

It’s time the NHS’s Pope David followed Pope Benedict into retirement

What with the pope and Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Catholicism is a hot topic, so forgive me if I haul it in as a weapon to attack the NHS establishment. In revealing that he almost became a priest, Danny Boyle gave a clue as to why his Olympics opening ceremony presented the NHS as an object of [...]

EFF's new international director: Danny O'Brien

2 years agoOdd : Boing Boing

Oh my, this is good news: Danny O'Brien, my successor at EFF (who left to work for the Committee to Protect Journalists) has gone back to EFF, where he'll run the international team.

Meme: Sue Feuds With Blaine On "Glee," How to Meet Dylan O'Brien and Jeff Davis Teases Boys In Danny's "Teen Wolf" Bed

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : After Elton

When Glee returns, Sue and Blaine are going to be feuding. According to Jane Lynch, "I’m blackmailing him to get back on the Cheerios. Because I want his ass on my Cheerios.” Lots of people want Blaine's ass, Sue, but to my knowledge only Kurt and Eli C. Show More Summary

Committee to Protect Journalists: Cutting Syria's Internet: desperate move doomed to failure

By Danny O'Brien/CPJ Internet Advocacy Coordinator The Syrian Internet, like the country, appears to have been collapsing into a patchwork of unconnected systems for some...

College Football Coach Departures: Gene Chizik, Frank Spaziani, Jon Embree, Tom O’Brien and Danny Hope

2 years agoSports : The Big Lead

A lot of programs think they should be awesome with the new TV revenue, failed to realize everyone else in the conference got the same windfall.

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