Escaping a Virtual Sex Trade Jason Strother | Seoul North Koreans continue to flee their impoverished homeland in search of food and to escape political oppression. Christian missionaries have been at the forefront of the effort to bring these defectors to South Korea. But the work is difficult because of China’s crackdown on those who […]
Does National Security Trump Freedom of the Press? Elizabeth Lee | Washington Sensitive information released by the Wikileaks website has generated a heated debate in the United States: should the news media publish classified information, and does it compromise national security? And who decides? Those questions, and others, after the jump.
Once a Secret is Out of the Bag, Can It Ever Go Back In? Kate Woodsome | Washington, D.C The U.S. Justice Department is reportedly considering whether to file espionage charges against the WikiLeaks Web site and its founder Julian Assange. The case has raised broad legal questions about how the government will protect the […]
How Industry, Congress and the FCC Hope to Shape the Internet In the occasional rough-and-tumble where business, politics and the Internet meet, the phrase ‘net neutrality’ has become the equivalent of fighting words. This despite the fact that most people have no idea what ‘net neutrality’ means – let alone what the fight’s all about. […]
How Mobile Phones are Increasingly Becoming a Threat in Jails Andrew McIntyre is no school boy. As the BBC reports, he had been convicted on numerous firearms and drug-related charges and was serving an eight-month sentence behind bars. But that wasn’t enough to slow McIntyre’s burgeoning drug business. From his jail cell he was able […]
“The first serious infowar is now engaged. The field of battle is Wikileaks.” – John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation
How Wikileaks Exploits Technological, and Human, Weaknesses Kate Woodsome |Washington DC Historians, anti-war activists and armchair observers of human nature will have plenty to mull over in the coming years, thanks to the online group WikiLeaks. The website has published hundreds of thousands of previously unreleased U.S. military and diplomatic documents, dating from February of […]