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Taking Credit Where It’s Due

Posted February 25th, 2011 at 1:54 pm (UTC-4)

Are Social Networks Inherently Democratizing? “Libya is not Egypt, it is not Tunisia.”  It’s an observation recently made by many – no less in this quote than by Saif  al-Islam, son of Libyan autocrat Moammar Gadhafi. Unlike Tunisia, there’s less national and more tribal identity in Libya.  Unlike Egypt, there are no strong Libyan institutions […]

Poisoning the Internet

Posted February 23rd, 2011 at 2:12 pm (UTC-4)
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William Ide  –  Washington A group of computer hackers hijacked websites run by the Voice of America this week, sending its online traffic to an Internet website claimed to be run by the “Iranian Cyber Army”.  The attack comes as the U.S. government is renewing its push to promote freedom in cyber space and as […]

Look Who Wants To Be Facebook Friends

Posted February 18th, 2011 at 3:57 pm (UTC-4)
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And Bloggers Pay the Price for Free Speech Online Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  There are no editorial threads implied connecting these items together, other than being interesting. #1 Terrorists Move to Social Media.  The open-source group Public Intelligence recently […]

Right, or Wrong, On Internet Freedoms?

Posted February 16th, 2011 at 12:00 am (UTC-4)

“Internet freedom isn’t about any one particular activity online. It’s about ensuring that the internet remains a space where activities of all kinds can take place, from grand, ground-breaking, historic campaigns to the small, ordinary acts that people engage in every day.”

“Internet Rights and Wrongs”

Posted February 15th, 2011 at 5:53 pm (UTC-4)
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UPDATE, 18:30 UTC: There will be a live webchat produced by the US State Department on Sec. Clinton’s “Internet Rights and Wrongs” speech starting at 19 hours UTC.  Guests will include State Department Special Advisor on technology Alec Ross. You can access it by clicking here. 17:00 UTC: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is speaking […]

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Love in Zeros and Ones

Posted February 14th, 2011 at 3:41 pm (UTC-4)
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Faiza Elmasry | Washington, D.C. In today’s fast-paced world there are more ways to communicate than ever – e-mail, text messaging, Facebook, Twitter and other types of social media. Relationship experts say such connections can help fuel passion and have already changed the way people date and fall in love. But technology can cause people […]

The Revolution Will Be Televised – and Tweeted

Posted February 10th, 2011 at 10:56 pm (UTC-4)

Who Got The News First…And Who Got It Right? UPDATE 11:05am ET: Today’s announcement from Vice President Omar Suleiman Friday that Hosni Mubarak was stepping down from the Presidency was transmitted instantaneously via the ‘old’ and ‘new’.  TV news channels over the world carried the announcement from Egyptian State TV live, and the Internet lit […]

“Saudiwoman” Weighs In on Protests

Posted February 8th, 2011 at 4:31 pm (UTC-4)

And Why An “Internet Kill Switch” May Not Exist Periodically we like to share a few of the stories and posts from across the web that caught our eye.  While there’s no editorial thread necessarily connecting all these together, it’s probably no surprise that several of the more provocative items we’ve found recently relate to […]

Arabs Find – and Lose – Their Voice Online

Posted February 4th, 2011 at 3:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Digital Connections Sprout in a Difficult Environment The images collected over the last two months have been nothing if not compelling. Masses of Tunisians surrounding government office buildings as President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali flees the nation.  Thousands of Yemenis filling the streets of Sanaa to protest the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  […]

Egypt Comes Back Online

Posted February 2nd, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-4)
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The Internet Fights Back Against a Blackout, and Wins Early reports Wednesday morning are that Egyptian ISPs have reversed course and are once again making Egypt visible to the Internet. The Renesys Corporation, which was the first to note and track Egypt’s erasing of the BGP maps into and out of the nation, is now […]

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