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More Privacy, or More Excuses?

Posted February 24th, 2012 at 10:52 pm (UTC-4)
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Examining the Obama Administration’s Proposed Privacy Bill of Rights Doug Bernard | Washington DC There aren’t many things the world’s three largest web browsers – Microsoft’s Explorer, Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox – can agree on. This week saw the unveiling of one of them. The Obama administration is putting forward a new set of […]

“Blogging While Vietnamese”

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 11:08 pm (UTC-4)
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Vietnam Cracks Down On The Internet And Free Expression Doug Bernard | Washington DC Dieu Cay knows the risks and rewards of being a blogger in Vietnam. On the risk side, he’s been tossed in and out of prison cells over the last five years, today finding himself detained once more. His reward? He’s still […]

Building An Internet Bridge To Iran

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 10:37 pm (UTC-4)
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The Battles To Keep Iran’s Web Up And Running Doug Bernard | Washington DC It’s no secret the Iranian government doesn’t much care for the Internet. At least, when it comes to their own citizens. While maintaining its oil and financial industries’ links to the rest of the world via the Internet, Tehran continues to […]

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Falling Into The Black Hole

Posted February 16th, 2012 at 1:18 am (UTC-4)
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An Old Hack Technique Gets A New Twist Doug Bernard | Washington DC Hackers may not always be the most innovative group. But as a rule, they are sneaky. That’s exactly how the latest hack target, Cryptome.org, summed up the recent hit on its website: “sneaky.” A well known anti-secrecy site, Cryptome tends more to […]

Happy Valentine’s Day – NOT!

Posted February 14th, 2012 at 4:01 pm (UTC-4)
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The Internet’s Love/Hate Relationship with the Day of Love Doug Bernard | Washington DC Question: if someone texts “<3″ to you, does that count as a Valentine? I pondered that this morning when I noticed my mobile phone blinking, warning me I had a new text message. “<3″ it read, the Internet-speak version of a […]

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When Will Anonymous Go Too Far?

Posted February 8th, 2012 at 7:45 pm (UTC-4)
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Pushing Bounds And Tempting A Fight Doug Bernard | Washington DC If one could speak about Anonymous as a singular entity, then it’s clear that Anonymous is spoiling for a fight. But of course, Anonymous is anything but a singular thing. It’s been called a hive of numberless drones, an amorphous hidden collective of computer […]

Your Facebook Friends Have More Friends Than You

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 5:17 am (UTC-4)
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And Other Surprising Findings From a New Facebook Study Doug Bernard | Washington DC “Facebook was not originally created to be a company,” wrote founder Mark Zuckerberg in a letter this week. “Facebook exists to make the world more open and connected, and not just to build a company. We expect everyone at Facebook to […]

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