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

2 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

6 months agoOdd : 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

6 months agoOdd : 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

8 months agoOdd : 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

10 months agoOdd : 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

11 months 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

last yearOdd : 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

last yearLGBT / 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

last yearSports : 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.

Wisconsin Football: 3 Things Danny O'Brien Can Do to Earn Back His Starting Spot

The Badgers' bad screenplay of a season will take another plot twist this week. According to ESPN, Curt Phillips will be the starting quarterback come Saturday when Wisconsin travels to Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Unlike...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Football: Can Joel Stave Be a 4-Year Starter for the Badgers?

When Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave took over for Danny O'Brien midway through the Utah State game in Week 3, doubt crept into the minds of the Badgers faithful. Is it already time to abandon the Danny O'Brien project? Who is thisShow More Summary

Wisconsin Badgers: Freshman QB Joel Stave to Start Against UTEP

After three games of offensive ineptitude, it appears head coach Bret Bielema and the Badgers coaching staff have decided to end the Danny O'Brien era at Wisconsin, for now, according to a Wisconsin State Journal report. Joel Stave,Show More Summary

Wisconsin Starting QB For Week 4 To Remain A Mystery

The Wisconsin Badgers have something of a quarterback controversy on their hands, after starter Danny O'Brien was benched at halftime on Saturday in favor of redshirt freshman Joel Stave. Wisconsin did end up winning that game over Utah...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Football: Winners and Losers from the Week 2 Game vs. Oregon State

The Wisconsin Badgers just played Oregon State, looking terrible in a loss to the Beavers. The Badgers offense was atrocious, with Montee Ball and Danny O'Brien being complete nonfactors. The offensive line also struggled mightily. Here's a look at the winners and losers from Saturday's loss. Begin Slideshow

Wisconsin Football: What Danny O'Brien as a Starter Means to Badger Offense

Bret Bielema announced over the weekend that junior quarterback Danny O'Brien, the Maryland transfer who's eligible to play immediately for the Badgers, has officially been named the starting quarterback. And since this is Bret Bielema we're talking about, it should come as no surprise that the coach made his announcement via Twitter. Show More Summary

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