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Are virtual-world video games just another plaything or a new frontier with vast potential to upend social norms?

Online activists are shining much-needed light on superdelegates, revealing who they are and how they'll vote--and asking why we need them.

Big Think seeks to smarten up the Internet by getting up close and intellectual with the most creative thinkers alive.

When a young Moroccan computer engineer created a fake Facebook profile
for the Crown Prince of Morocco, the result was jail, torture and a very
uncertain future.

His web-driven, self-starting activism could be the key to getting his message out--and bringing young voters to the polls on Super Tuesday.

Striking members of the Writers Guild of America are bringing the labor movement something it hasn't had for a long time: an audience.

As the old concept of privacy fades and a new one arises online, what is being lost?

Stop corporate robots from taking over the Web. Freespeech.org explains how relentless marketing and data-mining puts your privacy in peril.

Putting blogs, cellphones and text messages to work, Pakistani students around the world are rallying against Musharraf's martial law.

As the strike continues, Writers Guild members have turned the Internet into an organizing tool.

Blogs

This week: the realities of sex work, Western interventionism and Canada is really cold. 

January 25, 2013

Two movies on the group have already drawn criticism from their subjects.

January 24, 2013

The prosecution of Aaron Swartz was about more than “hacking,” and we need to remember that.

January 18, 2013

Lawrence Lessig, a friend and mentor of Aaron Swartz, discusses the circumstances of Swartz's death and the government's culpability.

January 15, 2013

The Internet rightly takes the magazine to task for the article, which ran under a small disclaimer and a large The Atlantic logo.

January 15, 2013

Although Governor Deval Patrick said it won’t affect his choice of a replacement, the petition drive could raise pressure to involve citizens in the process.

January 14, 2013

Each of our minds contain a universe, but how is it that his mind contained fourteen or fifteen of them?

January 12, 2013

Prosecutors suggest similar litigation against media outlets is possible.

January 10, 2013

Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to help groups survive government tactics to isolate or suppress them or limit their funds.

December 18, 2012

There is an unusually large, organized drive for gun control after the murder at Sandy Hook Elementary.

December 17, 2012