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Open Letter to G8: What Happens When the Internet Breaks?

Juliette Powell | Posted 07.31.2011 | Technology
Juliette Powell

How vulnerable is the internet to such a break-down? It's already gone down twice.

WikiLeaks: The First World InfoWar

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alexia Parks

Julian Assange's weapon of choice is a 256-bit encryption key. The rapid duplication of WikiLeaks content to more than 208 mirror websites represents a global counter-force that is now worldwide.

Personal Democracy Forum 2010: Losing Faith in Obama and Big Government

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mayhill Fowler

It's not hard to tease out the implications of turning America into a geography of city-states. So why did some of the speakers and attendees take the possibility seriously?

PdF10 Takes the Gloves off: The Internet, Obama in the Crosshairs

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Michah Sifry opened with a live video of oil gushing into the Gulf. The freedom to see the disaster didn't change the fact that we weren't doing anything. Remote engagement only takes you so far.

Obama's Choice Leads to Roadtripping With the Dead

Juliette Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juliette Powell

The Grateful Dead were chosen by Obama himself to rock the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball, and I'll be reporting, blogging and tweeting the play-by-play live somewhere between the deadheads and the political heads.