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[UPDATED] Notes on an Early Afternoon #pdfleaks Continues

BY Nick Judd | Saturday, December 11 2010

Housekeeping note: For some reason, I can't tweet from @nclarkjudd at present. Please email me your bon mots, opinions, questions and thoughts in the meantime. We're also working to make sure the #pdfleaks hashtag is ... Read More

A PdF Reader on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom [UPDATED II]

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 10 2010

Here's a list of essential posts on current Wikileaks controversy, starting with coverage by techPresident's editors and including posts by the various speakers in Personal Democracy Forum's December 11 New York City ... Read More

The Program for the PdF Symposium on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 10 2010

Saturday morning from 10am to 2pm, the Personal Democracy Forum (PdF) community is gathering to explore the impact of Wikileaks and ponder the future of internet freedom, at Riverpark in Manhattan (450 East 29th Street). ... Read More

One Researcher-Entrepreneur on "Banning" Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, December 10 2010

Stuart Shulman is both an assistant professor in UMass Amherst's political science department and the CEO of a company called Texifter, which builds text-analysis software tools and counts amongst its clients the FCC and ... Read More

The Web's Social Contract: Does It Exist? Are Wikileaks Takedowns Breaking It?

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 9 2010

(Consider this a rough, unformed thought. But given the rapidity with which Wikileaks news is following these days, it seems to make sense to move quickly in getting this down on pixels.) Read More

Flash: PdF Symposium on Wikileaks and Internet Freedom, Announced for Saturday December 11

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, December 8 2010

In the digital age, should all information be free? Does good government require secrecy, or more openness? Can we trust private internet service providers to defend free speech? Is Wikileaks a terrorist organization, or ... Read More

Cable: The Reaction Inside China to Clinton's "Internet Freedom" Speech

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 8 2010

One Wikileaks released document seems to have slipped under the radar thus far, a cable titled "Secretary Clinton's Internet Freedom Speech: China Reaction." (The document, tagged #10BEIJING183, is marked with ... Read More

A New Tool Emerges to Spread Wikileaks Info

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, December 7 2010

French web developer Benoît Chesneau, who created a map to represent incidents from Wikileaks' previous leak of incident reports from the war in Afghanistan over time, is publicizing an Internet address to go to in ... Read More

What the Heck Does that Mean?: Why Amazon Hosts Websites

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, December 7 2010

Photo credit: kevindooley Recently, I was talking Wikileaks with a very smart person in my life who had to wonder, "What the heck is Amazon.com doing hosting websites, anyway?" F Read More

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Germany Releases Open Data Action Plan Amidst Grassroots Enthusiasm and Pirate Party Turmoil

The German government on Wednesday unveiled its open data action plan to implement the open data charter established by the G8, now G7, countries. But while German open government advocates welcomed its release, for them it does not go far enough. Even as the open data movement is taking new hold in Germany on the local level with encouragement from the new Code for Germany effort, in the national Pirate Party, the supposed German net party, internal leadership disputes are overshadowing its digital agenda. GO

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First POST: Scotched

Why conservatives should back net neutrality; how big data may damage civil rights; the ways Silicon Valley start-ups are exploiting freelance workers; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Resets

Apple's new iOS8 promises greater user privacy; Occupy Wall Street three years later; how tech may tilt the Scotland independence vote; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Connecting the Dots

Take Back the Tech grades Facebook, Twitter, et al, on transparency; MayDay PAC founder Lawrence Lessig talks about getting matched funds; and much, much more. GO

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First POST: Splits

USA Freedom Act divides Internet activists; Julian Assange's Reddit "Ask Me Anything"; New York's pro-net-neutrality protest; and much, much more GO

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After Election Loss, Teachout and Wu Keep Up Net Neutrality and Anti-Comcast Merger Campaign

The Teachout/Wu campaign may have lost, but their pro net-neutrality campaign continued Monday as both former candidates participated in a rallly in New York City marking the final day to comment on the Federal Communications Commission's Internet proposals and kept up their pressure on Governor Andrew Cuomo. GO

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