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Web Filtering in One Virginia County's Schools "Gets Better"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 27 2011

A follow up on that ACLU project that asked kids to test whether gay-related sites, including the "It Gets Better" video effort, were being blocked on their schools' computers: school officials in Prince ... Read More

Digital Dissent Shapes Singapore Election

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 27 2011

Singapore -- a land where losing six seats out of 87 counts as a major challenge to the ruling Peoples' Action Party -- commentators are embracing the idea that citizens used digital media to inject oppositional thoughts ... Read More

Anti-McHenry Facebook Fusillade, Day Three

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

In case you're wondering, the pummeling that North Carolina Republican Patrick McHenry has been taking on his Facebook page hasn't abated. If you missed it, what set McHenry critics off was that this exchange on Tuesday ... Read More

Mobile for Obama

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

The Obama campaign preps piles of cell phones. Read More

Who's Hunting for Huntsman on Freelancer Site?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

Politico's Ben Smith dives into an Iowa political blog's report that someone seems to be both (a) offering $1,500 for someone else to figure out what other sites the owner of JonHuntsman.com owns, by using that site's ... Read More

Uncle Sam Wants "You"

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

Even the AP can't help but have some fun with the newly in-effect federal Plain Language Act. But they point out an interesting new preferred usage: "In one striking change, the government is becoming 'we' and ... Read More

Facebook Adds Two Bush White House Staffers to Washington Policy Team

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

Facebook's not only growing its international policy team, but its domestic one, too. National Journal's Juliana Gruenwald reports that the company's DC office is adding a pair former staffers from the George W. Bush ... Read More

At E-G8, Civil Society Groups Restake Their Claim on the 'Net

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, May 26 2011

One way to very quickly sketch out the history of business on the Internet is like this: after some debate over whether commerce should even be allowed online, in the mid-1990s Internet stakeholders -- including those ... Read More

John Perry Barlow Does the E-G8 His Way

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 25 2011

John Perry Barlow used his time up on stage at the controversial E-G8 get-together in Paris to argue in favor of a vision of the Internet's future befitting the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ... Read More

Some Advice for Canada's New MPs: Question Authority. Starting with Your OS.

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 25 2011

As a fresh new class of members entered Canada's parliament a few weeks back, open government advocate David Eaves offered some guidance: [T]he real first test will come when you set up your office. The test will happen ... Read More