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The goal of government surveillance is to create a deliberate backdoor into secure systems. The appeal to a hacker is obvious.

Joseph Stiglitz's Freefall, Mark Weiss's The Whole Island and Robert Darnton's The Case for Books.

Had the Supreme Court not kicked video cameras out of the courtroom, the Prop 8 trial may have enabled Americans to see how a controversial court decision is born.

Jane Mayer offers a perspective on the troubling losses in the field of investigative reporting. Investigative reporting, which is a slow, expensive undertaking, has become a "luxury item" for many outlets.

David Schimke stresses the role of the trained citizen journalist
in shaping coverage--and how mainstream reporters should learn to stray beyond the press conference model of news.

Mark Luckie argues that interaction will be key for future business models in media--involving what the user thinks not only in choosing your story, but in packaging the story.

Ana Marie Cox reflects on her experiences during the 2008 presidential election and suggests that we might see an influx of reporters that are hired by specific candidates to do opposition research and reporting.

The Google Books settlement is a forward-looking commercial joint venture that far exceeds the scope of the class-action lawsuit.

The new progressive Jewish organization J Street has benefited from the blogosphere's interest. But will exposure turn into political mobilization?

A conversation with the former frontman of Pulp about the sound of music in the digital era.

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