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What the Heck Does that Mean?: Why Amazon Hosts Websites

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 7 2010

Photo credit: kevindooley Recently, I was talking Wikileaks with a very smart person in my life who had to wonder, "What the heck is Amazon.com doing hosting websites, anyway?" F Read More

Freedom of the Press Is Guaranteed Only to Those Who Own Their Own Server

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 3 2010

Reflecting on Amazon's craven decision to pre-emptively cave in to pressure from U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman and kick Wikileaks off its cloud servers, the thought occurs to me that it's time to update A.J. Liebling's old ... Read More

Yochai Benkler: "Every journalist should shudder...that Amazon took Wikileaks off its servers."

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 3 2010

Last night, at a panel discussion at the Columbia Journalism School on media policy, Harvard University professor Yochai Benkler, made a series of critical points about the role of online media watchdogs. As his text, he ... Read More

Lieberman's Message to Tech Companies: Stay Away From Wikileaks

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 1 2010

Here's a little more detail on how Amazon came to kick Wikileaks off its servers. Yesterday, members of the staff of the Senate Homeland Security committee, which is chaired by Joe Lieberman (D-CT) (I-CT) saw a news ... Read More

Daily Digest: Who Says Experience Matters?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, March 13 2008

New technologies that may impact '08; one GOP consultant's Amazon wishlist; a relationship between online video and fundraising?; a peek at Election 2024; McCain's catatonic blog; the non-existent link between experience ... Read More

Did Facebook Play Favorites with Obama?

BY Editors | Monday, June 4 2007

Imagine this scenario: One day, retail giant Wal-Mart decides that it’s going to open up a section of all of its stores to products devised by outside suppliers, as long as they meet some internal company standards ... Read More

Amazonia

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, March 9 2007

It's Friday afternoon, and time to ask the burning questions that don't get asked at any other time of the week... Why is it that one out of a hundred people who go to Amazon to check out Barack Obama's bestselling book ... Read More