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Digital Rights and Online Privacy

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 9:06 am (UTC-4)
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  Ross Slutsky | Washington DC Over the past few months, many tech observers have become wary of the direction that online privacy and digital rights seem to be headed. During the debates surrounding the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), many worried about the new information the National Security Agency (NSA) would be able to […]

China’s Internet Slap Fight

Posted July 23rd, 2012 at 11:37 pm (UTC-4)

How A 50 Cent Debate Lead To Blows Ross Slutsky | Washington DC An ongoing Internet argument that recently came to physical blows in China still has many around the world scratching their heads in confusion. On one side of the fight: Zhou Yan, a crusading journalist with a fondness for dissidents and a little […]

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Digitally Distracted

Posted July 20th, 2012 at 7:13 pm (UTC-4)
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Are We Controlling Our Gadgets, Or Do They Control Us? Doug Bernard | Washington DC Think for a quick moment, assuming you can put down your mobile phone for that long.  How many texts did you send today? Ten? 100? Or this one: how many emails did you read and respond to? Tweets? Facebook updates […]

The Coming Of The Mahdi Virus

Posted July 19th, 2012 at 3:03 pm (UTC-4)
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A New Computer Worm Hits Iran And The Mideast Doug Bernard | Washington DC Computer networks across the Middle East once again are being hit by a nasty computer worm that seems intent on stealing as much information about users as possible, all under a cloak of hidden digital code. Digital security analysts this week […]

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YouTube Becomes NewsTube

Posted July 16th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-4)
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Changing Viewing Habits Mean Changing The News Doug Bernard | Washington DC Here’s a statistic to make your eyes roll: every minute of every day, more than 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. That’s 180 days – nearly half a year’s worth of video – posted on one website every 24 hours. With […]

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Are We All Facebook Stalkers?

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 3:51 pm (UTC-4)

A Different Perspective On A Common Phrase Over the years, we’ve run stories warning of the dangers of social networks; of “over-sharing” and eroding personal privacy. One aspect previously addressed is the phenomena often called “cyber-stalking.” We stand second to no one in warning of the genuine threat stalkers pose, regardless of whether they track […]

A Victory for the Internet?

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 1:33 pm (UTC-4)
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A New Push For, And Old Worries About, Internet Freedom Doug Bernard | Washington DC Freedom champions take heart…at least a little bit. There were some moves this week that advocates for free online expression say point to a larger trend toward more, not less, freedom on the web. But the Internet being fickle, not […]

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