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Internet Censorship

Tech Companies Discuss Governments' Push to Control Internet

Edward J. Black | Posted 08.13.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

While the Internet has faced various threats in its young life, countries that appreciate the economic and societal benefits are waking up to the very real threat of international governmental control.

From a Moment to a Movement: Sustaining the Internet's New Power

Leslie Harris | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

As long as elected officials view the Internet as source of danger and evil doing, the Internet has to use its growing power to keep them in check. That means that sometimes we will have to get beyond "no." No can't be the sole basis for a lasting movement that attains political power.

Where Do You Find Game-Changers?

Jakub Górnicki | Posted 08.08.2012 | Impact
Jakub Górnicki

So where do we look for those game-changers, or -- actually game-starters? We steal from the tables, not the database tables, but the normal wooded ones.

Where Do You Find Game-Changers?

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So where do we look for those game-changers, or -- actually game-starters? We steal from the tables, not the database tables, but the normal wooded ones.

Internet Problems? Call the U.N.

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 08.07.2012 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

In December delegates from China, Russia, Brazil, India and other nations will come together at a conference in Dubai to push to give the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union more control over Internet operations.

Gerry Smith

Internet Defense League Aims To Be the Web's 'Bat Signal' For Online Protests | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.25.2012 | Technology

Back in January, thousands of websites, including Wikipedia, went dark to protest legislation in Congress aimed at combating copyright infringement. O...

Assemblyman Says Proposed Anonymous Comment Ban 'Mischaracterized'

Posted 05.25.2012 | New York

Following the news of a proposal to ban anonymous internet comments in New York, the Internet Protection Act's main sponsor is pushing back by allegin...

Assemblyman Says Proposed Anonymous Comment Ban 'Mischaracterized'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York

Following the news of a proposal to ban anonymous internet comments in New York, the Internet Protection Act's main sponsor is pushing back by allegin...

Internet Restrictions: How Much Should We Worry About Our Freedom of Information?

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 07.21.2012 | Technology
Marianne Mollmann

From a human rights perspective, blanket restrictions on specific means of communication should always raise red flags.

Iran: Hacking Ya-Haq?

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Reporters Uncensored

The Iranian government's consistent repressive policies towards netizens has increased two fold in recent years as the government continues to step up its program to monitor, censor and persecute dissidents.

Internet Freedom Is a Human Right

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

Internet freedom -- the freedom to exchange thought, opinion, expression, and association to meet political, social, education, or religious objectives -- should not be restricted for law-abiding citizens in the United States or anywhere in the world.

Somebody You Used to Know Forever and Ever

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 06.30.2012 | Technology
Amalia Negreponti

The Internet is our first success in the quest for a kind of "forever" and "togetherness." Through its amazing innovations we stay 'on' all the time, connected to one another, alive through this connection of ours.

Are We Getting China-Africa Media Relations Wrong?

Iginio Gagliardone | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Iginio Gagliardone

While it is evident how China has been developing a distinctive domestic approach to the Internet and the role of media in society more generally, whether and how the ideas informing this approach are spreading is far less clear.

UN's ITU Could Become Next Internet Freedom Threat

Edward J. Black | Posted 05.09.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Some of the lessons learned from the dangers of legislation like SOPA should be the need for forbearance and a well-researched, multi-stakeholder derived policy to avoid unintended consequences.

Leave Our Net Alone*

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 04.28.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

So why are governments so eager to claim authority over it? Why would legacy corporations, industries, and institutions egg them on? Because the net is working better than ever.

The Anti-SOPA Act?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 02.22.2012 | Technology

When two proposed anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA looked as if they could become law, social news site Reddit helped organize a large-scale online pro...

Keeping SOPA Measures Out of Trade Agreements ACTA, TPP

Edward J. Black | Posted 04.16.2012 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Internet users realized during the debate over SOPA and its companion bill, PIPA, that because they were not at the table, they were on the menu. Vowing 'never again,' they have thus set their sights on ACTA.

Reacting to Reactionary Muslims

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

There are a number of Muslims in Muslim countries who may be willing to oppose the reactionary-conservative movements, but they need additional support, both from within Muslim countries as well as from outside.

Saki Knafo

Is Outkast's Big Boi A Pirate? How Twitter Cracks Down On Copyright Violations | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.09.2012 | Technology

In early June, about three weeks before Beyonce's latest album came out, one of her songs, a collaboration with the rapper Andre 3000, made its way to...

Complaints By Hindus, Muslims and Christians Force Google To Remove Content

Reuters | Arup Roychoudhury and Harichandan Arakali | Posted 04.06.2012 | Religion

By Arup Roychoudhury and Harichandan Arakali NEW DELHI/BANGALORE, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Internet giants Google Inc and Facebook removed co...

Thanks, Take Aways From Internet Revolution Over SOPA, PIPA

Edward J. Black | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Edward J. Black

The hundreds of thousand of calls to Congress and millions of petition signatures opposing two controversial bills, SOPA and PIPA, have been character...

SOPA's Dead, What Now?

Ivan J. Parron | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Ivan J. Parron

There are potential alternatives to the draconian SOPA and PIPA, ones that protect intellectual property rights while also protecting the vitality of the Internet and the rights of its users.

WATCH: Teens Sound Off On SOPA And Internet Censorship

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Teens have spoken -- and when it comes to SOPA, they've spoken loudly. More than any other recent legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act has given ri...

Censorship And SOPA: A Family Dinner Table Talk

The Huffington Post | Sarah H. Lee | Posted 01.27.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: If you were anywhere on the Internet this past Wednesday, you might...

Battle Over SOPA Shows Why Corporations Need First Amendment Protection

Peter Scheer | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Call this new institution, the corporate power brokers of Silicon Valley and other digital meccas across the country, the Fifth Estate. Pulling the plug on SOPA was the occasion for their political coming out.