The global technology firm, ThoughtWorks, where the late digital freedom and information activist Aaron Swartz worked, has become one of the first technology firms to urge immediate action be taken to address National Security Agency programs and end mass surveillance.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 18, 2013 1:55 pm|
|By: danps Saturday September 28, 2013 7:40 pm|
A couple of weeks ago, Yves Smith’s link roundup included a McClatchy piece about consumers dropping cable TV. She remarked: “Trust me, when you seem more consumers ditching cable, you’ll see the pipeline providers start charging based on how much you download a month.” Caps really aren’t necessary, though; connections are already capped by speed. You can’t download any more than the connection will allow. Consumers should be able to buy a connection at a set price, and the ISP should charge for it based on how much data it could transmit. Charge more for faster speeds, less for slower ones.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:05 pm|
In light of her decision, I checked in with Elon James White, founder of the award winning Podcast This Week In Blackness, and rapper Jasiri X, who in recent months had collaborated to give the Internet The 10 Frisk Commandments Remix, for their reactions.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday August 7, 2013 12:15 pm|
Over a dozen countries, including the United States, are currently negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. The public is not allowed to know what is in the agreement, though large corporations are.
|By: Sara Haile-Mariam Friday August 2, 2013 6:59 pm|
Pat Robertson has been making headlines lately. With the help of some creative callers to his show “The 700 Club,” Robertson can’t seem to stay out of the news.
It all began earlier this week when a viewer named David asked how he should refer to his transgender colleagues given that their gender status had changed in eyes of the law.
|By: DSWright Friday July 12, 2013 10:57 am|
A federal judge has granted Chevron a broad and sweeping subpoena for data related to the $18.2 billion judgment against Chevron in Ecuador. The subpoena is trying to gain information on journalists and activists who may have been critical of Chevron.
|By: Jon Walker Monday July 8, 2013 7:00 pm|
While the Internet has grown significantly in prominence, television remains the clear king of the news world. It is the primary source of news for more than half the country.
|By: Lisa Derrick Monday July 8, 2013 4:59 pm|
Stephen Maing’s documentary High Tech, Low Life reveals the efforts of two of China’s most visible bloggers, Tiger Temple and Zola, two very different reporters with apparently different motivations whose work scaling “the Great Firewall” walks the fine line between political dissidence and social commentary.
|By: DSWright Monday June 3, 2013 7:35 am|
In response to a reported wave of cybertattacks, the United States and China will be holding talks on how the two countries can create new rules for regulating the internet. The talks will be ongoing and are set to start in July.
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 8, 2013 6:40 am|
The FBI has long been searching for a way to bypass the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which they have claimed makes their job difficult, increasingly so in the information age. Previously the FBI just broke the law and hoped it would not get caught. Now the agency wants a patina of legality to cover its transgressions against liberty.