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Tomorrow, a Hearing On Who Should Be Allowed to Disconnect Some of the Internet's Tubes

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, November 15 2011

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act, a bill that would institutionalize measures the Department of Justice has supported in the name of stopping copyright ... Read More

In Mexico, Struggle Between Digital Citizens and Drug Cartels Claims Another Victim

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, November 10 2011

The struggle between citizens of the Mexican border town of Nuevo Laredo and the gangsters of drug cartels has claimed another victim, the Associated Press reports: The decapitated body of a man was left Wednesday at the ... Read More

Missouri Lawmakers Take a Step Back on 'Facebook Law'

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, September 13 2011

The Missouri Senate has given initial approval to a revision of that state's so-called "Facebook Law" that rolls back a measure prohibiting teachers from having private online communications with students, the Associated ... Read More

Internet Censorship Tightens in Pakistan

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 31 2011

For people in Pakistan, if the government can't watch what you say on the Internet, ISPs are now required to report it, per the Guardian: The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority legal notice urged ISPs to report ... Read More

The American Angle on David Cameron's Social Media Censorship Moment

BY Nick Judd | Monday, August 22 2011

The "special relationship" between the United States and United Kingdom apparently went unscathed earlier this month when British Prime Minister David Cameron attacked one of the U.S. State Department's pet causes, ... Read More

On The British Government's Study of Banning Criminal Suspects From Social Media

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, August 11 2011

The British government believes it may be able to prevent the kind of destruction that happened to the Croydon building pictured above during recent riots by banning suspected criminals from social media. Photo: Peter G. ... Read More

Apple Takes Down Palestinian Intifada App After Israel Protests

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 23 2011

“Apps containing references or commentary about a religious, cultural or ethnic group that are defamatory, offensive, mean-spirited or likely to expose the targeted group to harm or violence will be rejected.” That's ... Read More

State Department Subsidizes Disruptive Tech for 'Freedom to Connect'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 13 2011

From the in-case-you-missed-it department, the New York Times on Sunday prominently featured a dive into the world of "liberation technology" — hacked-together solutions to avoid or subvert control of ... Read More

Personal Democracy 2011: a view from Europe

BY Antonella Napolitano | Monday, June 13 2011

[Picks for people across the pond] Personal Democracy Forum 2011 was focused on agents of change: people and movements that are changing the world using technologies to get together, share and organize. And change it is ... Read More

Should Americans Care About Superinjunctions?

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, May 31 2011

In a Forbes op-ed published over the weekend, Mercatus fellow Adam Thierer digs into the relevance of the British courts' efforts to uphold "superinjunctions," privacy orders that effectively bar the press (and anyone ... Read More

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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