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Event Notice: Computers, Freedom, and Privacy '09

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 1 2009

For those of you in Washington DC or able to get yourself there on short notice, 2009's Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference is happening at George Washington University this week. There's still time to register, ... Read More

Prop 8: Adventures in Instant Mobile Organizing

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 26 2009

Today the California Supreme Court is set to announce its ruling on the validity of Proposition 8, and a progressive phone company is using the marriage equality decision as a chance to kick the tires on a geo-targeted ... Read More

The Manager Behind the Curtain: Profiling Joe Rospars

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 15 2009

Joe Rospars might seem like a household name in the households occupied by those of us who hang around these parts. But Google the name of the Obama campaign's new media director -- as Rospars himself claims never to do, ... Read More

Assessing the Twitter Revolution

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 13 2009

Writing on his Foreign Policy net.effect blog last week, Evegeny Morozov may well have been the first writer to suggest that Moldova's anti-communist protests could be seen as a "Twitter revolution." That theme ... Read More

A "Twitter Revolution"? A Second Look at the Uprising in Moldova

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 10 2009

Back in my high school days, I hosted a sophisticated little soiree amongst some close friends that happened to turn into a raging kegger requiring of police intervention. How'd it happen? One friend called another, who ... Read More