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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 […]

What Do You Think: Regulating Online Speech

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 4:33 pm (UTC-4)
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Adding Your Voice To The Debate Ross Slutsky | Washington DC Keen observers of the web may have noticed recently some in politics and the media expressing concern about online free speech, and an upcoming meeting of the UN’s International Telecommunications Union. The ITU works to create international standards for digital communications, and during this […]

Shattered Glass

Posted June 20th, 2012 at 4:07 pm (UTC-4)
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One Hit, And One Miss, On Social Media Integration Ross Slutsky | Washington DC Network executives have been buzzing for years about finding new ways to add social media into the television experience. No TV program worth a mention doesn’t have its own Twitter feed, Facebook page or some other social networking component. But are […]

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Google Scrubs The Web

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 4:44 pm (UTC-4)
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“An Alarming Rise” In Internet Censorship Doug Bernard | Washington DC If the latest numbers from Google are any measure, 2012 is not shaping up as a good year for free speech on the Internet. For the last two or so years, following a high-profile dust-up with the government of China regarding content, the search […]

Spying Online In Syria

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 11:09 am (UTC-4)

Damascus Mines The Web To Target Activists Doug Bernard | Washington DC As the situation and armed conflicts in Syria enter a new period of uncertainty and militarization, it increasingly appears the same may well be said about Syria’s Internet. Of course, it’s old news to say that Damascus restricts citizen’s access to the web […]

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