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The Web and The Kremlin

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 5:18 pm (UTC-4)
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The Internet and Social Media Snap at Putin Doug Bernard | Washington DC There are few things worse for a politician than losing an election. One of those is being mocked. Just ask Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.  In late November, two weeks before parliamentary elections, Putin decided to appear on live television to introduce […]

Who’s Buying All the Spy Gear?

Posted December 10th, 2011 at 1:06 pm (UTC-4)
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The Full Truth Is Hard To Know Doug Bernard | Washington DC Five times a year, in cities as diverse as Prague, Washington, Brasilia, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur, thousands of buyers and sellers of electronic gear gather for a series of events that have come to be known as “The Wiretapper’s Ball.”  On display are […]

UPDATE: SMS vs. the King

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-4)
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Thailand’s Expanding Crackdown on Free Speech and Lese Majeste Doug Bernard | Washington DC UPDATE, December 7, 2011: A Thai court has sentenced American citizen Joe Gordon to 2 1/2 years in Thai prison for admitting to posting weblinks to a banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej which was found to violate lese majeste. The […]

Carrier IQ, Quietly Tracking Your Phone

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 1:33 pm (UTC-4)
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New Questions About Mobile Phone Privacy Doug Bernard | Washington DC Trevor Eckhart, by his own account, is a 25-year-old “average Joe.” A digital developer based in Connecticut, Eckhart’s been quietly exploring the privacy and security aspects of the Android mobile operating system. This week, the quiet ended. First posted on his website “Android Security […]

Four Degrees of Facebook?

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 5:22 pm (UTC-4)
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And the Campaign Against “Breaking The Internet” Doug Bernard | Washington DC 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: What’s With The “Weirdness” from China? There’s been […]

The Web Goes World Wide

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 6:47 pm (UTC-4)
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Who’s Online Now, and Who’s Coming Next With the creation in 1989 of the “HyperText Transfer Protocol” by researcher Tim Berners-Lee, the Internet has been synonymous with what’s called the “World Wide Web.” (That name, incidentally, was also Berners-Lee’s idea.) The phrase, like Berners-Lee’s new computer language, is elegant, compact and easily grasped. But for […]

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Are Teens Meaner Online?

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 8:47 pm (UTC-4)
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A New Look at Teens and Online Behavior If it seems like just about every teenager living in the United States is on the Internet, that’s because nearly every one of them is. An astounding 95% of teens aged 12-17 are now online, and over 80% of those teens are using social networking sites like […]

Has Facebook Faded? Part Two

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-4)
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Has Facebook Become Everyone’s Creepy Friend? Doug Bernard | Washington DC We’re taking a two-part look at the dual challenges facing social networking giant Facebook: increased complexity and decreased privacy. In part one, we explored whether the constant addition of new features is complicating the user experience, making it less fun and more work. Today, […]

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Has Facebook Faded? Part One

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 11:06 am (UTC-4)
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Part One: Is Facebook’s Size Its Strength, or Vulnerability? Doug Bernard | Washington DC We’re taking a two-part look at the dual challenges facing social networking giant Facebook: increased complexity and decreased privacy.  First, we explore whether the constant addition of new features is complicating the user experience, making it less fun and more work. […]

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Anonymous vs. the Zetas

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-4)
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And Taking the OWS Protests Online Doug Bernard | Washington DC 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: Anonymous vs. the Zetas.  Over the last year, the […]

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