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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

Julian Assange, New Media Entreprenuer

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 6 2010

You can swiftly file this under "self promotion," but I thought I might point out that I have a new piece in this week's New York magazine that considers how Julian Assange and the Wikileaks crew are quickly ... Read More

Wikileaks Now Has Over 500 Mirrors

BY Nick Judd | Monday, December 6 2010

As of this morning, Wikileaks had over 500 mirrors around the world, and is providing visitors with step-by-step instructions on how to create new mirrors. Read More

Library of Congress Blinds Hill's Researchers to Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, December 6 2010

If a big takeaway from l'affair Wikileaks is that there's tremendous power in the networked world's ability to ripple out information, Steven Aftergood has a story on the flip-side of that power. Decisions about who gets ... Read More

They're Probably Just Looking at Wikileaks

BY Nick Judd | Monday, December 6 2010

By digging into anonymized data on browsing habits from users of Firefox's "Test Pilot" plugin, Slate's Jeremy Singer-Vine points readers to a Mashable article from earlier this year on Firefox's "Private Browsing" ... Read More

After Wikileaks: The Promise of Internet Freedom, For Real

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, December 5 2010

The conflict between Wikileaks and the U.S. Government reminds me of something we've been experiencing for some years now in the private sector of corporate activity and social enterprises. Lots of hierarchical, ... Read More

Wikileaks Has More Google Juice than Justin Bieber, but What Will Searchers See?

BY Nick Judd | Friday, December 3 2010

Over the last couple of days, Wikileaks has vaulted into the ranks of the top searched-for terms on Google, both internationally and in the U.S. Take it as proof positive that the best way to get people to look at ... Read More

Freedom of the Press Is Guaranteed Only to Those Who Own Their Own Server

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 3 2010

Reflecting on Amazon's craven decision to pre-emptively cave in to pressure from U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman and kick Wikileaks off its cloud servers, the thought occurs to me that it's time to update A.J. Liebling's old ... Read More

Yochai Benkler: "Every journalist should shudder...that Amazon took Wikileaks off its servers."

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, December 3 2010

Last night, at a panel discussion at the Columbia Journalism School on media policy, Harvard University professor Yochai Benkler, made a series of critical points about the role of online media watchdogs. As his text, he ... Read More

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With Vision of Internet Magna Carta, Web We Want Campaign Aims To Go Beyond Protest Mode

On Saturday, Tim Berners-Lee reiterated his call for an Internet Magna Carta to ensure the independence and openness of the World Wide Web and protection of user privacy. His remarks were part of the opening of the Web We Want Festival at the Southbank Centre in London, which the Web We Want campaign envisioned as only the start of a year long international process underlying his call to formulate concrete visions for the open web of the future, going beyond protests and the usual advocacy groups. GO

First POST: Lifestyles

Google's CEO on "work-life balance"; how CloudFlare just doubled the size of the encrypted web; Dems like Twitter; Reps like Pinterest; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Showdown

How demonstrators in Hong Kong are using mobile tech to route around government control; will the news penetrate mainland China?; dueling spin from Dems and Reps on which party's tech efforts will matter more in November; and much, much more. GO

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Pirate MEP Crowdsources Internet Policy Questions For Designated EU Commissioners

While the Pirate Party within Germany was facing internal disputes over the last week, the German Pirate Party member in the European Parliament, Julia Reda, is seeking to make the European Commission appointment process more transparent by crowdsourcing questions for the designated Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society and the designated Vice President for the Digital Single Market. GO

First POST: Dogfood

What ethical social networking might look like; can the iPhone promise more privacy?; how Obama did on transparency; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Sucks

How the FCC can't communicate; tech is getting more political; Facebook might see a lawsuit for its mood manipulation experiment; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Wartime

A bizarre online marketing effort targets actress Emma Watson; why the news media needs to defend the privacy of its online readers; Chicago's playbook for civic user testing; and much, much more. GO

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