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F.A.T. Helps Censor the Internet

Whether its former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens making an erroneous analogy about the Internet’s infrastructure or the Chinese firewalls that block...

Lisa Baldini
Lisa Baldini on August 18, 2009.

Whether its former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens making an erroneous analogy about the Internet’s infrastructure or the Chinese firewalls that block access to Twitter, the Internet’s uninhibited access to information attracts (often ill -informed) advocates for Internet censorship. F.A.T. or Free Art & Technology make light of this phenomenon with the introduction of the Ctrl+F’d bookmarklet. Named in homage to Rush Limbaugh’s ignorance of the control-f command, Ctrl F’d allows users to censor popular websites in the same way that companies and organizations attempt to do so with sensitive online documents.

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Lisa Baldini is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. As a student of Graham Harwood, Luciana Parisi, and Matthew Fuller, Lisa's interest in technology lies in how culture is changed from the bottom up through history, materiality, databases, user experience, and affective computing. A student of social media marketing, she sees how people try to engage consumers through technology and how much failure is at hand by misunderstanding the medium. A teacher at heart, she writes and curates in an effort to link the knowledge derived between the academic, art, and business worlds.

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