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The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Wild Republican accusations have been debunked—but still they continue.

When Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, R. Kelly and capitalism killed sexual liberation.

Finn Brunton

How did something as trivial as spam end up on the forefront of cyberwar?

Rabaa

At first it was the Muslim Brotherhood. Now dozens of journalists, non-Islamist activists and students have been detained and beaten.

Net Neutrality protest

Why is Verizon suing the FCC over net neutrality regulations?

Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

E.L. Doctorow

Who will rule our virtual world—government data miners and the corporations in step with them, or everyone else?

Blogs

The probing parts of the talk show host’s interview were cut before broadcast.

January 23, 2013

You don’t need to be a “fashionista” to see that there are real liberatory powers in the way she manipulates the fashion press.

January 22, 2013

The lack of coverage of the New Mexico murders points to just how commonplace gun violence has become.

January 22, 2013

This week: Standardized testing and armed guards in schools, the story behind Facebook Graph Search and questions of black female agency in Django Unchained.

January 20, 2013

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

January 18, 2013

At the behest of Reverend King, he challenged broadcast media to cover civil rights honestly, and in so doing forged a movement to make real the promise of a free press.

January 17, 2013

Good for her, better for us.

January 15, 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