Internet Censorship News
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Talk Internet Censorship
Rand Paul blasts Donald Trump on his internet censorship position.
Guy Fawkes Night and the Famous Mask That Lives on Through Anonymous
Remember, remember the Fifth of November. Even 400 years after his death, British folk hero Guy Fawkes has helped stoke the spirit of protesters with a mask that was popularized in the graphic novel and movie "V for Vendetta" and has since been adopted by the hacktivist group Anonymous. The
Enviros On Offense (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TOM STEYER’S GAME PLAN: Billionaire Tom Steyer’s super PAC has outlined its plans for the 2014 elections, ABC’s RICK KLEIN reports. $100 million spread across seven states: Senate races in Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, and New Hampshire, and governor’s ...
Pharrell, Iranian President React to Tehran 'Happy' Arrests
Singer Pharrell Williams and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani both took to Twitter to react to the news that six young Iranians were arrested after they posted a video of themselves last month dancing to Pharrell’s hit song “Happy.” Pharrell linked to a New York Times...
Turkish Court Overturns Government's Ban on Twitter
Turkey's ban on Twitter lasted all of six days. Earlier today, a Turkish court overturned the government's decision to ban the social media network. According to the television station NTV, Twitter is expected to be restored later in the day. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of the Justice and
Read an Excerpt of Alexis Ohanian's New Book 'Without Their Permission'
Excerpted from the last chapter of WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed, by Alexis Ohanian, Business Plus, 2013, all rights reserved. Available wherever books are sold: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes and IndieBound. The problem with the future is that...
Talk Pushes Online 'Blackout' to Protest CISPA
Last year, sites all around the Internet chose to run a “blackout” by displaying censorship bars and statements of opposition to Internet censorship as part of a coordinated protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). Now, word is...
Talk Begins of April 22 Online 'Blackout' in CISPA Protest
No sooner had the House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), on Thursday, than word began spreading of an online protest. Some are suggesting the protest take the form of a “blackout” – going offline for 24 hours, displaying censorship bars...
Immigration Activists Go Virtual With Social Media Leading the 'March'
Tens of thousands of people skipped work in 2006 to march in immigration-rights rallies across the country and on the National Mall in Washington. So the 2013 Virtual March for Immigration Reform , using social media to pressure Congress online, is a clear sign of how the movement is evolving.
Top Five Internet Issues to Watch in 2013
It's been a little over a year since a tsunami of protest brought down the ill-fated SOPA and PIPA , the two bills in Congress that were supposed to protect the copyrights of musicians and movie makers, but left Internet companies saying they'd have to be digital police. After such heavyweights as