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Julian Assange

The Wikileaks founder has sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

The Amazon Effect

Amazon got big fast, hastening the arrival of digital publishing. But how big is too big?

Why does Amazon now have customers do the search chores it used to do for them, and in innovative ways?

Postal service

It’s smart politics—the PO is popular, and could be a great community aid in the digital era.

The Internet as a toy with a tin ear and a wooden tongue.

Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center

Governments are ramping up investment in cyberweaponry as well as cybersecurity, opening a dark new frontier.

Occupy Wall Street protesters

The battle for the Internet has politicized prankster cybercollectives like Anonymous--and now authorities are cracking down.

Peter Van Buren is a State Department employee—who might get fired for disseminating public information about WikiLeaks online.

Julian Assange

The embattled WikiLeaks founder has hired two renowned human rights attorneys for his extradition hearing on the sexual assault case in Sweden.

At the 2011 Personal Democracy Forum, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jillian C. York discusses WikiLeaks and the censorship of expression on the Internet.

Blogs

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014

The famous blogger needn’t panic. Twitter’s new partnership with the feminist group WAM! is an attempt to fight abuse, not impose ideological censorship. 

November 12, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

The FCC is reportedly considering a “hybrid” plan that could still leave us with exactly what we don’t want: fast lanes for the 1% and slow lanes for everybody else.

November 6, 2014

We're running out of time to fight for net neutrality.

September 10, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

“This is exactly why we need Net Neutrality. We don’t want to live in a world where Comcast or AT&T gets to decide which side of the story you see.”

August 1, 2014

Civil rights groups seem willing to sell out their own members for a buck.

July 25, 2014

The organization is calling out members of the CBC it believes are siding with the telecom industry over the interests of everyday Internet users.

July 14, 2014