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Julian Assange: Web Is 'Greatest Spying Machine'

Newser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Internet is the "greatest spying machine the world has ever known," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has warned in a speech. While the Web holds g...

Twitter Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, Not WikiLeaks

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Charlotte Safavi

Though Iran's Green Movement has failed so far to produce significant change, I expect it has left Iranian politicians more aware of what damage a Tweet can do.

The F Word: Remembering Why WikiLeaks Matters

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

It can be sexy to talk about digital direct action, but tech activists and political activists, especially in the US, bring a tremendous amount of privilege to the table.

How Translation Is Changing the World

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

The worldwide web must also be wordwise. Slowly but surely, we're getting there.

Tim Berners-Lee Warns Against Facebook Threat: Social Network Fragments Web

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, warned that social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Friendster constitute one of "severa...

Web 2.0 Summit 2010 Kicks Off: Watch LIVE Here

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Web 2.0 Summit has kicked off, with Google CEO Eric Schmidt opening the 3-day event in San Francisco. If you can't make it to the event, which...

Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur

Michele Colucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michele Colucci

Fund-raising is an awkward and often uncomfortable effort for those raising funds. But when the person asking is a women entrepreneur, the dance takes on many more nuances.

Broadband for the People: From the Net to the Roots

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

As we grow increasingly dependent on the Internet, the question of how this essential network operates has never been more important.

Sugata Mitra: The Child-Driven Education

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology


Empowerment via the New Media

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Rep. Charles Rangel

There's really nothing like a handwritten note from a constituent you've known for years. But I'm excited to harness the power of technology that's making it easier to stay in touch with my constituents.

China Struggles to Contain Online Gaming

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Robert Weller

China is trying to slow the growing number of teens who are becoming addicted to online gaming. Rules have been issued requiring that children under ...

Finding a Social Compact for the Blogosphere: NYT's "The Medium" on ScienceBlogs Dust-Up

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
George Spyros

Writing with accountability and reading with a sense of responsibility on the Web would form a compact between author and reader, providing a strong "formula" upon which to base our mutually constructed and shared social state.

What Shoppers Have Been Waiting For

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Danny Wong

This era of Web 2.0, which in turn created consumer and shopping 2.0, has put more focus on what the consumer wants, not what businesses want consumers to want.

Ethan Zuckerman: Listening to Global Voices

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

2010-07-15-Ted.jpg Blogger and geek Ethan Zuckerman wants to connect the whole of the wider world -- via some smart strategies to open up your Twitter world and read news in different languages.

E-Commerce Is Booming

Danny Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Wong

Traditional retail is becoming outdated. Online sales are soaring. When will we reach the tipping point when e-commerce generates more sales than brick-and-mortar retail?

Whose Internet Is It?

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

First, we had the Supreme Court affirming the free speech rights of corporations. Now we have the DC Court of Appeals telling us Comcast owns the Int...

O'Reilly Media's Laurel Ruma on Open Government

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Many of us have heard about open government -- this is where government from all levels make their services available online. In addition to making...

The Internet's Love Affair with WebTV

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Information is a commodity. It's an article of trade that is valued above all other products and services. Information has always been coveted but con...

Why "Talk" Culture will Destroy the World

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Hugh McGuire

In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani takes on the Internet, remix culture, post-modernism and the technology-induced Decline of Western Civilizatio...

If Mark Zuckerberg Invented the Web

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David Weinberger

Imagine an alternative universe in which Mark Zuckerberg is born before Tim Berners-Lee, and invents the Web. This alternative history writes its own ending: The Web would be a boring, small, and of little consequence.

Marvell's Nafea Bshara Talks about Broadband

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Marvell CTO Nafea Bshara says lack of ISP competition coupled with the lack of government support may reduce broadband speed in the U.S..

Chicago Revamps City Website For The First Time In Nine Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the first time in nine years, Chicago has a new website. For years, city residents wanting to research licensing, or even pay bills online, were ...

Net Neutrality and the Third Way

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tracy Rosenberg

Thank you Mr. Genachowski, but speaking for myself, I'd wish you'd gone for the whole enchilada. While the regulators may forbear, I'm not so sure those you regulate will be quite so forbearing.

Tim Berners-Lee: The Year Open Data Went Worldwide

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web, called for "raw data now" -- for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the Web.

Q&A: Award-Winning Documentarian Ondi Timoner Rocks With We Live In Public

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

Tonight, director Ondi Timoner takes her mission to self-distribute her provocative feature doc We Live In Public -- winner of 2009's Sundance Grand Jury Prize -- across the country.