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In a World Where P.J. Crowley Gets the Boot...

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 15 2011

Over on HuffPo, our Micah Sifry argues that the resignation of the State Department spokesperson should make anyone who works in the government social media space wonder why they bother. Read More

Philippa Thomas, P.J. Crowley, and the Power of the Blog

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 14 2011

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Quote of the Day: An Era With No Secrets

BY Nick Judd | Friday, March 11 2011

There are leaks everywhere in Washington – it’s a town that can’t keep a secret. But the scale is different. It was a colossal failure by the DoD to allow this mass of documents to be transported outside the ... Read More

A New Must-Read: Robert Manne's "The Cypherpunk Revolutionary Julian Assange"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, March 6 2011

It will take you a half hour to read Robert Manne's new essay on Julian Assange, but trust me, if you are one of those people who have been transfixed by the epic and world-shaking trajectory of WikiLeaks, the time will ... Read More

The New Age of Transparency: A Scorecard of Sorts

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, March 2 2011

It seems as though digital information is leaking out, or sort of leaking out, all over the place, rearranging and upsetting little ecosystems of power in all kinds of strange and unpredictable ways. In some cases, the ... Read More

Clinton@State: Seriously, #NetFreedom's a Big Deal

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 15 2011

At DC's George Washington University today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a speech today titled "Internet Rights And Wrongs: Choices & Challenges In A Networked World;” photo credit: ... Read More

Today's Appointment Streaming: Clinton to Tackle "Internet Rights and Wrongs"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, February 15 2011

Secretary Clinton briefs the press yesterday after meeting on Capitol Hill; photo via the State Department's Flickr feed Read More

The One with Anonymous Hackers, Glenn Greenwald, U.S. Security Firms, and a Plan to Bring Down Wikileaks

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 14 2011

A slide from "The Wikileaks Threat," a presentation allegedly hacked from the files of the securuity firm HBGary, via Business Insider Read More

Watch Live: WikiLeaks and Online Civil Disobedience

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, February 9 2011

Watch live streaming video from smw_newyork_hearst at Check out our Social Media Week event, "Wikileaks and Online Civil Disobedience," streaming live now. This conversation features Deanna Zandt, John ... Read More


BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, February 9 2011