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#911Plus10: How 9/11 Begat Meetup.com

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, September 9 2011

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Daily Digest: A Day of Remembrance, Service, Matt Damon

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 11 2008

With the candidates holding back on negative ads in remembrance of September 11, 2001, MTV's Choose or Lose will live stream a forum tonight where McCain and Obama will detail their visions of service; a video clip of ... Read More

Daily Digest: A Day of Remembrance, Service, Matt Damon

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 11 2008

The Web on the Candidates Streaming the "ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum": Having curtailed their negative ads today, John McCain and Barack Obama will participate in a joint visit to the former ... Read More

Obama & McCain Honor 9/11 with Splash Pages

BY Michael Whitney | Thursday, September 11 2008

Today's the 7th anniversary of 9/11, and both Obama and McCain are honoring the day by putting up a splash page on the front of their websites. Obama's page features and American flag at 3/4 mast with a 2-paragraph ... Read More

Obama & McCain Honor 9/11 with Splash Pages

BY Michael Whitney | Thursday, September 11 2008

Today's the 7th anniversary of 9/11, and both Obama and McCain are honoring the day by putting up a splash page on the front of their websites. Obama's page features and American flag at 3/4 mast with a 2-paragraph ... Read More

News Briefs

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First POST: Company

The global "Snowden effect" is huge; how many consumer-facing online services fail the user privacy test; the Dems' 2016 digital to-do list; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Mood Slime

The Sony email leak reveals the MPAA's campaign against Google; how Uber is lobbying in local markets; mapping the #MillionsMarchNYC; and much, much more. GO

friday >

First POST: Cloudy

What the Internet is not; new analysis of public opinion on net neutrality; how cloud backup apparently foiled a police coverup; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Records

Is the future of citizen journalism vigilantism?; one tech mogul's vocal support for CIA torture; a cri de couer from the founder of the Pirate Bay; and much, much more. GO

Web Index Sees Impact of Net Neutrality, Surveillance and Copyright Laws

Denmark, Finland, Norway, the United Kingdom and Sweden have come out on top of the Web Index, a ranking of the Web Foundation measuring the economic, social and political benefit that countries gain from the web. The United States is at number six. For the authors of the report accompanying the index, the results reflect how inequality has an impact on access to the web. "Nordic policy-makers have been quick to adopt and promote the free Internet - and open access to information - as a 21st century public good," the report states. " Others, as this year's findings show, need to move fast to catch up." The report attributes the Scandinavian countries' advantage to the countries' broader efforts to invest in public goods and establish a welfare and acting against " excess concentrations of wealth and power." With the lower inequality in those countries than in others, "the skills, means and freedoms to benefit from new technologies are widespread, which helps to explain why Scandinavian countries score highly on the political, social and economic impact of the Web GO

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