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Information Imperialism?

Information Imperialism?

The use of networked communications tools to subvert regimes exposes a proclivity for digital intervention to provoke revolutionary actions, propaganda campaigns that make celebrities out of bloggers, and covert code warfare.

This Week in Internet Censorship

This Week in Internet Censorship

A news roundup by Jillian York

by Jillian C. York On June 16, 2011

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Digital Theocracy

Digital Theocracy

God is everywhere, and so is the Internet. Coincidence?

by william Vandenbroek On June 15, 2011

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Lulz Security: The Cheshire cat of the Internet

Lulz Security: The Cheshire cat of the Internet

Who is LulzSec, the mysterious group of hackers that for the last month attacked anything that moved? OWNI joined the IRC and went further down the rabbit hole….

by Olivier Tesquet On June 9, 2011

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What ad-targeting and zombies have in common

What ad-targeting and zombies have in common

Online advertisements which predict our desires too directly gives us an uneasy feeling. This begs the question: How far can ad-targeting take the technology before users feel like they’re losing control?

The Political Relevance of the Internet in Developing Countries

The Political Relevance of the Internet in Developing Countries

Academics are often incredulous at individuals’ desire to consume political information online in developing countries. But the belief that they would not have any desire at all to use the Internet to seek out political information is surely more dumbfounding.

Approaches to Studying Net Freedom: Freedom House & The OpenNet Initiative

Approaches to Studying Net Freedom: Freedom House & The OpenNet Initiative

Digital activist Mary C. Joyce compares Freedom House’s new report on global cyber liberties to OpenNet’s initiative twin report.

The World Wide Mind

The World Wide Mind

The merger of computer and brain, bytes and thoughts, has never felt far-fetched for Michael Chorost. Here’s how, by making the internet a new nervous system for humanity, humans will also re-connect with one another in a profoundly new way.

by Michael Chorost On April 27, 2011

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Keeping ISPs transparent and honest

Keeping ISPs transparent and honest

Do we really need more government regulation when users can hold internet service providers accountable by choosing those who provide the best service?

The Internet has increased employment by 25% in France since 1995

The Internet has increased employment by 25% in France since 1995

How much does the Internet contribute to the French economy? A report from McKinsey reveals it is becoming the driving force behind economic growth.

by Jean Marc Manach On March 25, 2011

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How France placed the Internet on permanent surveillance

How France placed the Internet on permanent surveillance

In France, what was supposed to be an emergency measure of internet surveillance after 9/11 led to a permanent legislation. Here’s the story.

Facebook and Twitter are just places revolutionaries go

Facebook and Twitter are just places revolutionaries go

Cyber​​-utopians believe that the Arab revolutions took place through social networks. Do they ignore the real mechanisms of activism?

How we’re financing meaningful journalism

How we’re financing meaningful journalism

As Craigslist, Google, Groupon, et al. have sucked up the ad dollars that once supported journalism, many downsized-but-not-out journalists have plugged into collaborative editorial and funding networks to launch investigative audience-generated, and enterprise stories.

Supersize my Patriot Act

Supersize my Patriot Act

Nearly 10 years after the naissance of the Patriot Act, it is up for renewal in Congress – this time with greater surveillance powers over the Internet.

Digital Rations: Internet Policy in Castro’s Cuba

Digital Rations: Internet Policy in Castro’s Cuba

Internet access is politicized in Cuba and critical expression suppressed, but as tech savvy increases on the island many are able to connect through unofficial means.

The Internet and revolutions: what is the relationship?

The Internet and revolutions: what is the relationship?

In Morozov’s book, “The Net Delusion,” he denounces the idea cyber-utopianism as a naive notion. Pierre Haski, co-founder of Rue 89, disagrees that the Internet is not causing positive revolutionary changes.

by Pierre Haski On February 9, 2011

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Egypt: A “downgraded” revolution

Egypt: A “downgraded” revolution

With the Internet being heavily censored, Al-Jazeera has continued the coverage of the Egyptian uprising and other methods of communication are springing up on the web. Are we seeing a “downgraded” revolution?

Citizen Media in the Maghreb

Citizen Media in the Maghreb

The present political systems in the Maghreb countries are not eager to promote reliable freedom of the press. But new technologies have enabled journalists and normal citizens alike to become multi-skilled media producers.

by Laid Zaghlami On January 17, 2011

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Musing about 2011 and an un-national generation

Musing about 2011 and an un-national generation

Everything is becoming more stateless, more global. And we don’t know how to deal with it.

by J P Rangaswami On January 10, 2011

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Latest Empirical Findings on Democratic Effects of the Internet

Latest Empirical Findings on Democratic Effects of the Internet

The results of this study yield no conclusive evidence that the democratic growth from 1994 to 2003 was due singularly, or even primarily, to the diffusion of the Internet.

by Patrick Meier On December 31, 2010

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Dear Media: Bullying is Never Just “Cyber”

Dear Media: Bullying is Never Just “Cyber”

The term “cyberbullying” is frequently used to describe hurtful behaviors occurring via communication technologies. But why distinguish “cyber” bullying from other forms of bullying?

by Nathan Jurgenson On November 16, 2010

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The militarization of the Internet

The militarization of the Internet

Retrofitting the web to make it fit law enforcement’s (or national security’s) “authentication” needs would be an enormous, retrograde step.

by Susan Crawford On October 30, 2010

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Sinistra italiana: la novità viene dal Sud… e da Internet

Sinistra italiana: la novità viene dal Sud… e da Internet

La classe politica non è molto agile sul web 2.O… Tra le eccezioni, Nichi Vendola, presidente della regione della Puglia, figura di spicco dell’opposizione, mobilizza i giovani grazie alla sua rete di «fabbriche»

I Cyber attivisti italiani, precursori delle nuove contestazioni digitali

I Cyber attivisti italiani, precursori delle nuove contestazioni digitali

Per far fronte all’egemonia di Berlusconi sullo stato e sui media, l’attivismo politico italiano si riinventa sulla rete, facendo dell’Italia un laboratorio di nuove forme di contestazione digitale