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Dear NSA, George Orwell Is Watching You

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a month of ironies focused on Net freedom and somebody is benefiting from it - with a great sense of humor to boot. Irony 1: "Dear NSA, you can ...

Bassem Youssef Brings Down House at 12th Arab Media Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Strutting onto the stage at this week's Arab Media Forum (AMF) to a burst of applause and cheers, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef had a captive audie...

CISPA, Netizens and the Internet's Coming of Age Party

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.02.2012 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

The Internet is experiencing a coming of age as not only has it surpassed television in terms of daily consumer usage, but it also is flexing its political muscle in capitols across the globe.

Another Pen Forced Down in Syria

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Reporters Uncensored

Reporters sans Frontieres this week demanded Syrian authorities to shed light on the status of detained writer and opposition activist Hussein Issou. There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding his case.

This Can Get Mark Zuckerberg Arrested

Mark Belinsky | Posted 12.31.2011 | Technology
Mark Belinsky

According to the Computer Crimes Act of Thailand, a website owner is responsible for anything written on their site, not just the actual author of the content.

Digital Citizenship Includes Rights as Well as Responsibilities

Larry Magid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

I agree that being a good digital citizen includes respecting others and oneself and avoiding plagiarism. But missing in the discussion about digital citizenship is the fact that a citizen is a free person with rights.

Svajuna Beniuk: Internet Users Bring Man Who Threw Dog Over Bridge To Justice

Mail Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A young man who threw a dog off a bridge has been hunted down by outraged animal lovers on the internet. He had posted mobile phone video footage o...