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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

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

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First POST: Upgrades

Obama tech veterans heading to Hillary 2016?; renewed calls for Obama to stop collecting Americans' phone metadata; FCC upgrades its definition of broadband service, finally; and much, much more. GO

thursday >

First POST: Blogrolling

How Canada spies on its citizens' web behavior; with uber-blogger Andrew Sullivan quitting the field, whither political blogs; how big data is helping prevent homelessness in NYC; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Jargon Busters

Changes in the RNC's tech team; big plans for digital democracy in the UK; how people in Cuba are making their own private Internet; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Stalking

How the DEA tracks millions of America motorists; will the Senate enter the 21st century?; Obama veteran Jeremy Bird's role in the upcoming Israeli election; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: Video Stars

How the White House hit a home run on YouTube post-State of the Union; why the Barrett Brown sentencing casts a chill on online security research; how media producers use Crowdtangle to optimize their Facebook audiences; and much, much more. GO

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