Mark Boal


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  • 17 years ago

    I had to do it. Computer games are my sin, my soul. At night when I’m tired, in the morning when I awake, they are there, always ready for another round of generated joy. Every so often I go under, bingeing on photons and electrons as though ...

  • 17 years ago

    History will note Thursday, March 2, 2000, as the day DoubleClick, the Internet’s leading ad firm, took a hard look at the future—and blinked. The company had planned to combine the information it already collects from anonymous Web surf...

  • 17 years ago

    Give the ACLU a little credit. Here they are, ready with a lawsuit against the FBI less than a month after agents pressured an ISP and filmmaker to remove a film deemed dangerous from The plaintiffs are, of course, Mike Zieper,...

  • 17 years ago

    It's not easy preparing for Y2K and the end of civilization. Between amassing the water jugs, batteries, and kerosene and lime, even the most devoted survivalist can let a crucial detail slip by. Fortunately, survivalist newsgroups are packed with...

  • 17 years ago

    The FBI has dropped its investigation of Mike Z., the auteur whose pulled Web site ( became a cause célèbre online after a Voice story detailed the case of apparent censorship. "Our initial objective in looking int...

  • 18 years ago

    Success seemed imminent. A local TV station was airing a segment about his Web site, and he began to savor those precious moments of microfame. No more dingy years of self-subsidized screenings; now there'd be an audience for his art. But then cam...


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