Category: Internet

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Glenn Greenwald: Should Twitter, Facebook and Google Executives be the Arbiters of What We See and Read?

In the digital age, we are nearing the point where an idea banished by Twitter, Facebook and Google all but vanishes from public discourse entirely

James Ball: Twitter: from free speech champion to selective censor?

By acting on footage of James Foley’s murder, Twitter has taken responsibility in a way it hasn’t over abuse and threats. So what happens next?

Lee Fang: Leading Civil Rights Groups Just Sold Out On Net Neutrality

Perhaps the bigger picture here is how so many of the old civil rights establishment have become comfortable with trading endorsements for cash

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Danny Schechter: Hackers Convention: Opposition To Mass Surveillance Grows

Thousands of hackers, privacy activists and anti-spying advocates from across the country and the world assembled at the Hotel Pennsylvania across from Penn Station in New York City this weekend to co-conspire and hear from whistleblowers

Robert Pogue Harrison: The Children of Silicon Valley

The twenty-first century has only aggravated the political, moral, social, and environmental concussions of the twentieth

April Glaser: In Defense of A Neutral Net

The Federal Communications Commission is about to make a critical decision about whether Internet providers will be allowed to discriminate against certain websites

Marty Kaplan: Having a Facebook Account Is to Beg to Be Manipulated

You’re a guinea pig in research studies of how best to target, engage and monetize you

Max Ocean: TPP Will Force ‘Policing’ of Internet Users

Groups slam proposed rules in open letters to negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement

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Glenn Greenwald: Controlling the Internet

The secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls

Eva Galperin: NSA Spying: Now It’s Personal

The Washington Post has revealed that “Nine of 10 account holders found in a large cache of intercepted conversations, which former NSA contractor Edward Snowden provided in full to The Post, were not the intended surveillance targets”

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