Category: Internet

Jon Queally: Global Cyberwar

Surveillance Is Just First Phase

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Medea Benjamin: ‘Flogging for Blogging’ Official Saudi Policy

Raif Badawi was sentenced by a Saudi court to 1,000 floggings, as well as ten years in prison and a fine of $266,000. Badawi’s crime? Blogging.

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Edward Snowden: Edward Snowden on Cyber Warfare

Large-scale cyber attacks with suspected ties to nation states are growing increasingly prevalent

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Conn Hallinan: Dispatch Awards 2014

Each year Dispatches From the Edge gives awards to individuals, companies and governments that make following the news a daily adventure. Here are the winners for 2014

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Justin Podur: Hacktivism

A review of: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

David Rovics: How Facebook Killed the Internet

For a brief period of time, we had access to the same audience, the same readers we had before, but now we could communicate with them virtually for free

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Juan Cole: Is the NSA Responsible for N. Korea’s Hack of Sony Pictures?

The National Security Agency has been for two decades a powerful behind-the-scenes lobby for weak internet encryption and privacy protocols

Santiago Carrion: New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights

A new leak exposes US attempts to boost mega-corporations by undermining privacy rights and internet freedoms through the top-secret TISA trade deal

Helen Lewis: The limits of hacker activism

Activism is utterly impossible if you have no way of keeping track of your fellow activists and of forming even weak ties with them

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Jim Hightower: Why Corporations Are Doing Everything They Can to Destroy Net Neutrality

There’s a reason Internet isn’t provided for free as an investment in the common good

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