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Climbing the Great Firewall of China

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, February 20 2006

The Washington Post has two must-read articles on the evolution of Internet use in China, starting with yesterday's feature on how a journalist's open letter criticizing pro-government editing practices at a top paper ... Read More

Threat to the Net

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, February 9 2006

With Congress debating the future of the Internet, and major telecom companies speaking openly about discriminating against online content and service they don't control, people are raising their voices to make sure the ... Read More

Tricky Dicky Haunts Wiki?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 30 2006

It looks like more Republican staffers than Democrats have their fingers caught in the cookie jar known as the Wikipedia. At least that's what this entry on the Wikipedia page shows for IP 143.231.249.141, which belongs ... Read More

Liberal Zeitgeist Watch

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, January 25 2006

Has there been a "change in mood and tactic[s] by online liberal activists"? That's the theory of MSNBC blog watcher Will Femia. He ties together the ferocious response of liberal bloggers to the Washington Post ... Read More

John Kerry, Blogger

BY Micah L. Sifry | Saturday, January 21 2006

"I want you all to know that I’m reading your many comments. My wife Teresa reads blogs passionately, and I follow blogs too, and I’m glad I can be a part of this – and frankly I’m not worried ... Read More

Gonzalez v Google

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, January 20 2006

The Justice Department's decision to seek a court order forcing Google to turn over one million random Web addresses and the records of all Google searches from a one-week period isn't just overbroad and unnecessary, in ... Read More

Is a Link an Endorsement?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 16 2006

That's the question raised in a new way by The Raw Story, which reports today that the Republican National Committee's website appears to be violating the non-profit status of several major organizations by listing them ... Read More

Bloggers and (Congressional) Transparency

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 16 2006

A bunch of high-profile "center-right" bloggers have launched an online appeal to the "new leadership" of the House of Representatives, insisting that it must be "thoroughly and transparently free of the taint of the ... Read More

DNC Flatters RNC With Plagiarism?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 16 2006

Did the Democratic National Committee's web site crib its privacy policy from the Republican National Committee's site? That's the question raised by former RNC e-campaign director Michael Turk (and PDF contributing ... Read More

Liveblogging Alito?

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, January 9 2006

The live Senate hearings on Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court could transfix the nation...or people may decide that they're more interested in the new season of American Idol. It's too soon to say. But some ... Read More