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Barrett Brown

Amid the outrage over the NSA's spying program, the jailing of journalist Barrett Brown points to a deeper and very troubling problem.

Computer user

What is the NSA doing with your metadata?

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Facebook

Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?

Violentacrez

Unmasking racists and trolls on the Internet may feel like justice, but it does not drive social progress.

Sheryl Sandberg

Feminists were quick—too quick—to question the Facebook COO's motives for writing Lean In, her self-help manifesto.

stalked online picture

For the novelist James Lasdun, being stalked online is like “swallowing a cup of poison every morning.”

Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan garners much attention for his bold moves as a blogger. But what about the quality of his judgments?

Aaron Swartz

The Justice Department has been ruthless in targeting those who bring hidden information into the public realm. 

Google campus

Left undiscussed in the FTC’s investigation is the search giant’s ability to limit what we all read.  

Blogs

What is the famous media mogul doing on Twitter?

January 30, 2012

Members of Congress need to feel the heat on the Stop Internet Piracy Act. Here’s how a bold progressive challenger and digital activists forced Paul Ryan to come out against SOPA. It’s a smart model for winning this fight.

January 18, 2012

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that social media platforms offer a voice to segments of the American population that might not have had one before.

September 1, 2011

Although unknown to many liberals, Red State’s Erick Erickson is an exemplar of the new right-wing media activists pushing the GOP to extremes. 

August 2, 2011

The social, cultural and political potential of millions of plugged-in Muslims creating and shaping their own narratives is both titillating and promising.

June 23, 2011

Andrew Rossi's documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times explores what happens when old media and new media collide.

June 14, 2011

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