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Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Cisco Systems are under fire from Congress for helping China censor and prosecute political dissidents. But a proposed law to guide technology companies doing business abroad raises troubling questions for Internet users everywhere.

Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, a k a MyDD and Daily Kos, propose to revive the Democratic Party with a technology-driven "bloodless coup."

Telephone and cable bigwigs pitched their vision of a pay-to-play
Internet to the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday, and web visionaries
pushed back. Lawmakers seemed baffled by the complexity.

Telephone and cable companies are crafting strategies to transform the free and open Internet to a privately run service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online. Can we stop them?

Obsessed voyeurs in the Bush Administration are poking their noses into
everyone's business, with the help of Internet giants like Microsoft,
AOL and Yahoo.

The scandals suffocating the Bush Administration seem less like Nixon
and Watergate and more like Louis XV and pre-Revolutionary France. They
are harbingers of a potent cultural event that may jolt the public out
of complacency.

What began as an amateur porn site has become a magnet for graphic images of combat and derisive comments posted by US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. But military officials are loath to condemn it.

Journalists, bloggers, news executives, media scholars and librarians try to make sense of the new media environment.

It's hard to know who to root against in the
bloggers vs. CNN controversy that led to the
resignation of CNN's Eason Jordan, a twenty-three-year veteran of the
network.

Thanks to Web-savvy agitators, insiderism and elitism are under heavy attack.

Blogs

The selective censorship of “Innocence of Muslims” in Libya and Egypt “reeks of paternalism.”

September 14, 2012

Twitter messages are bubbling up to the President.

September 10, 2012

 With campaigns and partisans gaining narrative-shaping clout, journalists' role is shrinking.

August 24, 2012

A young woman turns the political moment into musical parody.

August 22, 2012

An insurance giant battles the Internet.

August 16, 2012

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

 Eric on the royal Internet "we" and Reed on this summer of political sequels. 

July 6, 2012

 “Artists who turncoat and exploit other artists—I have no words.”

June 22, 2012

Conservatives mocked “The Life of Julia,” but it is more advanced than Romney's Website. Does that matter?

May 13, 2012