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YouTube: He's Back! (CNN Interview)

BY | Monday, March 31 2008

Senator Mike Gravel discusses his switch to the Libertarian Party with CNN talking-head, Rick Sanchez. http://www.gravel2008.us Read More

YouTube: Ron Paul: The Day Before Super Tuesday

BY | Monday, March 31 2008

The final day of campaigning before Super Tuesday with stops in Fargo and Bismarck, North Dakota and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read More

Getting the Download from Joe Trippi

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 30 2008

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe Trippi a week ago, as we both were in DC for the launch of Larry Lessig's new Change-Congress project. (Joe is working with Larry on CC, and the Sunlight Foundation, which I ... Read More

Getting the Download from Joe Trippi

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 30 2008

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joe Trippi a week ago, as we both were in DC for the launch of Larry Lessig's new Change-Congress project. (Joe is working with Larry on CC, and the Sunlight Foundation, which I ... Read More

YouTube: Gotcha

BY | Saturday, March 29 2008

Senator Mike Gravel responds to RNN's Karen DePodwin's 'gotcha' question regarding his candidacy. http://www.gravel2008.us RNN: http://www.rnntv.com Read More

Daily Digest: The Letter Wars of 2008

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 28 2008

The Letter Wars: MoveOn fights a letter from Clinton donors with their own letter; Political Machine is apparently some sort of game about politics. We're not sure; a conversation about Obama and the "digital presidency" ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Letter Wars of 2008

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 28 2008

The Letter Wars: MoveOn fights a letter from Clinton donors with their own letter; Political Machine is apparently some sort of game about politics. We're not sure; a conversation about Obama and the "digital presidency" ... Read More

The Social Filter

BY Fred Stutzman | Friday, March 28 2008

Yesterday's NYT turned its gaze to the patterns of political connection young people are establishing in social media. In an article entitled Finding Political News Online, the Young Pass It On, Brian Stelter describes a ... Read More

Is It Hip? Of Presidential Candidates and Rock'n'Roll

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Friday, March 28 2008

Weighing in at not quite 2 tons of fun, the McCain Girls are tearing up the YouTube charts and shattering a whole lot of eardrums. Are they hip? Do they make John McCain hip? The jury is still out on that. And while the ... Read More

Favorite Videos of the Week: It's Raining McCain (But Not Sniper Fire)

BY Joshua Levy | Friday, March 28 2008

The race may have winnowed down to three candidates, but the videos keep a-flowin'. John McCain's out with a new ad; a Robert Palmer tune gets an update; we meet John Barnes, a candidate who promises to stick to the ... 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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