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This article is adapted by permission from Database Nation: The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century (O'Reilly).

Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson's factual findings in United States v. Microsoft, released November 5, spell the doom of Microsoft as we have known it.

The recent CBS-Viacom-bination--at $37 billion, the largest media deal ever--mirrored previous purchases, like Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC and Time Warner's taking of Turner Broadc

Armed militias had forced most journalists to flee from East Timor by September 7, the day then-President B.J. Habibie and General Wiranto of Indonesia declared martial law for the region.

We are entering, techno-boosters breathlessly proclaim, a "third industrial revolution," that of the "knowledge-based" or "new" economy.

A perplexing disconnect from reality haunts the American financial community.

This article is adapted from Andrew L. Shapiro's book about the politics of the Internet, The Control Revolution (PublicAffairs/Century Foundation). For more information visit www.controlrevolution.com.

The unfortunate flaw in From the Telegraph to the Internet is its title, which suggests a highly specialized account of an industry when in fact it is a deeply moving narrative of a commi

Record numbers of students are going online, according to UCLA's annual survey of college freshmen released this past January.

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The GOP hosts a fancy fundraiser for the disgraced Senator Vitter while demanding Representative Weiner’s immediate resignation.

June 9, 2011

After Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, John Ensign, David Vitter, Eliot Spitzer, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Edwards and more—why don’t politicians learn?

June 7, 2011

A video documenting alleged torture by the Assad regime went viral—reinvigorating protests in Syria—and then hit a wall on the very website where it first launched. Does YouTube have a human rights policy?

May 31, 2011

Like Google Executive and activist Wael Ghonim said, if you want to liberate a sociey, just give them the Internet. The Internet helps you fight the media war.

February 11, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011

The famous author and web skeptic emerged on Wednesday, arguing that Egypt's protests do not undermine his famous beef with online organizing.

February 2, 2011

As we speak, Egypt is struggling with near-total Internet and communications shut-off, and not just Egyptians are grappling with the implications. Can the flow of social media information to an entire country simply be cut? Apparently, yes. And that's not just an Egyptian concern.

February 1, 2011

Greg Mitchell brings the latest on both WikiLeaks and the Tuscon shooting.

January 11, 2011

Monday's update from Greg Mitchell on the latest on all things WikiLeaks.

January 10, 2011

 Greg Mitchell takes a look at the latest in WikiLeaks. 

January 8, 2011