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India And Kyrgyzstan Ramp Up Internet Monitoring And Censorship Efforts

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Techdirt has written about earlier moves by India to block Web sites and censor Twitter accounts. The central concern seems to be that inflammatory online activity might stoke or provoke local outbreaks of violence of the kind seen recently in Assam. Now The Times of India is reporting that the...
India And Kyrgyzstan Ramp Up Internet Monitoring And Censorship Efforts

Questions For Rebecca MacKinnnon: Techdirt Book Club Discussion

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Following up on this first experiment with the Techdirt Book Club -- where we're going to host a discussion around Rebecca MacKinnon's Consent of the Networked -- I've added some potential questions on the Step2 discussion page where people can add their own questions and vote existing questions up or...
Questions For Rebecca MacKinnnon: Techdirt Book Club Discussion

Copyfraud: Techdirt Book Club Selection For April

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We'll have our discussion with Rebecca MacKinnon about her book soon, but as we've now hit April, I wanted to get people started on the second book we'll be discussing as a part of the Techdirt book club. This time it's Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law by...
Copyfraud: Techdirt Book Club Selection For April

Buzz by Rebecca MacKinnon from Buzz. http://r2.ly/xip7

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Buzz by Rebecca MacKinnon from Buzz. http://r2.ly/xip7

On power, balance, shifting and disruption

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What is this stuff we call power? This question came to mind when I read about Digital Power and Its Discontents, a conference coming up on 21 April at Georgetown. In it (says that link) they will be “exploring the ways digital technologies disrupt the balance of power between and...
On power, balance, shifting and disruption

Et cetera: Steven Poole's non-fiction choice - review

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Consent of the Networked by Rebecca MacKinnon, Jamie Russell's Generation Xbox and The Empire of Death by Paul KoudounarisConsent of the Networked by Rebecca MacKinnon (Basic Books, £17.99)It's not just China, Syria and other authoritarian regimes that censor and spy on their citizens' internet activity; the greatest increase in such...
Et cetera: Steven Poole's non-fiction choice - review

What will the net do to institutions in the next 10 years?

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The latest Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project report is out: "The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future" surveys 895 tech experts on the way that technology will change institutions (government, business, nonprofits, schools) in the next ten years. The responses -- presented as a...
What will the net do to institutions in the next 10 years?

The Fight for a Fair and Free Internet

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When Rebecca MacKinnon was working for CNN in Beijing from 1992 to 2001, she and her fellow expats expected that the coming age of global networking would strongly undermine the Communist Party's grip on the reigns. But a decade later, she writes, "I grew to believe that we were naive."...
The Fight for a Fair and Free Internet

Twitter confronts ethics of commercial pressures in wake of Guy Adams 'mess'

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The social media site took a hit to its reputation as a home to free speech as the fight for internet freedom enters new stageIn January 2011 Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, together with the site's "trust and safety" arbiter Alex Macgillivray, posted a paean to freedom of expression under...
Twitter confronts ethics of commercial pressures in wake of Guy Adams 'mess'

Techdirt Book Club Question Time: Consent Of The Networked, By Rebecca MacKinnon

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As promised earlier this month, we're holding a "book club" discussion on Rebecca MacKinnon's Consent of the Networked. The discussion page over at Step2 is the place for people to submit and vote on questions that we'll use in the discussion itself. If you have questions, submit them there, and...
Techdirt Book Club Question Time: Consent Of The Networked, By Rebecca MacKinnon

Tech Weekly: news from Mobile World Congress

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Aleks Krotoski is joined by Juliette Garside to find out what's new at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Guardian data journalist James Ball joins us to discuss the decision by hacker collective Anonymous to give Wikileaks a series of emails hacked from intelligence firm Stratfor. Charles Arthur dissects Apple's decision...
Tech Weekly: news from Mobile World Congress

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom by Rebecca MacKinnon – review

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This thoroughly researched study finds fundamental freedom of information under constant threat in our online ageIn 2005 a young woman was riding on the underground in Seoul with her dog when it defecated on the floor. She refused to clean it up, to the consternation of passengers. Someone filmed the...
Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom by Rebecca MacKinnon – review

Announcing The Techdirt Book Club, Starting With Consent Of The Networked By Rebecca MacKinnon

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We're going to try something new, starting today: The Techdirt Book Club. There are tons of interesting books coming out these days, and we keep getting questions from the Techdirt community about other things they should be reading. So, we're going to try to set up a somewhat informal "Techdirt...
Announcing The Techdirt Book Club, Starting With Consent Of The Networked By Rebecca MacKinnon

How non-government actors have removed accountability: Consent of the Networked reviewed

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The (relative) maturity of the Internet and its use by both citizens across the world and the governments that occasionally fear them has produced something of a cottage industry in books. Titles on that relationship include the fairly recent The Net Delusion by Evgeny Morozov and The Internet of...
How non-government actors have removed accountability: Consent of the Networked reviewed

Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

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Welcome to the latest Last Week in Asia round-up, our selection of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: Google now warns Chinese users if their search terms will trigger connection interruption Last week US search giant Google launched an initiative which warns users based...
Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

Discussion On Consent of the Networked, By Rebecca MacKinnon: The Techdirt Book Club

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As promised, here is our discussion with Rebecca MacKinnon, the author of Consent of the Networked, a fascinating book about the fine balance online today between the ability to use the internet for amazingly positive activism... as well as the threats of those who seek to control and limit the...
Discussion On Consent of the Networked, By Rebecca MacKinnon: The Techdirt Book Club

Tech giants have power to be political masters as well as our web ones

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The Arab spring showed how multinationals can wield power without responsibility by controlling internet accessAmong all the excited commentary about the role of social networking in the Arab spring, one uncomfortable fact stands out: internet censorship and surveillance are alive and well in Tunisia and Egypt. They're being orchestrated and...
Tech giants have power to be political masters as well as our web ones

Eight Questions: Rebecca MacKinnon, "Consent of the Networked"

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As Beijing bureau chief for CNN in the late 1990′s, Rebecca MacKinnon witnessed first-hand the arrival of the Internet in China and the Chinese government’s struggle to control a technology some predicted would help bring about the end of Communist Party rule. A decade later, as Ms. MacKinnon documents in...
Eight Questions: Rebecca MacKinnon, "Consent of the Networked"

House Committee Approves Global Online Freedom Act

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An updated version of a bill that's been floating around for a few years -- the Global Online Freedom Act -- has passed out of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights, and some people think that it might actually get somewhere (I'm still a...
House Committee Approves Global Online Freedom Act

Chinese netizens' open letter to the Chinese Government and Google (Rebecca MacKinnon/RConversation)

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Chinese netizens' open letter to the Chinese Government and Google (Rebecca MacKinnon/RConversation)
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