The Null Device
A heartwarming example of inter-faith unity: What could bring the Bush administration and members of the so-called Axis of Evil together on the same side? Opposition to rights for gays, women and children and the Godless European secular humanists who back them. (Wonder where Australia's government stands on this; I suspect that if push came to shove, our leaders would line up obediently with Bush.) (via lots of places)
Engineers in Britain have developed a super-miniaturised mobile phone that can be implanted in a tooth. The phone receives digital radio signals and transmits them to the inner ear by bone resonance, in a way that no-one else can hear; it can be implanted during routine dental surgery. No word on whether it contains any sort of microphone or means of sending sound.
(How much do you want to bet that the CIA/MI6/&c. have already had something of this sort for some time?) (via Techdirt)
Lech Walesa, leader of the Polish Solidarność movement which, during the 1980s, started the collapse of Communism in Europe, talks about the role of communications technology against oppression.