Internet freedom

Minds aims to decentralize the social network

Decentralization is the buzzword du jour. Everything – from our currencies to our databases – are supposed to exist, immutably, in this strange new world. And Bill Ottman wants to add our

As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market

It’s been a bad few months for internet freedom in China (and really, a bad few decades, but who is counting?). The government brought into force a broad-ranging “cybersecurity law” earlier this

Tech and the presidential race

For presidential nominee Donald Trump, the importance of articulating a vision for the tech industry seems to be lost. While nominee Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive technology policy platform

From Internet To Internets

Over the past few days, China has blocked access to servers required to use Gmail through its Great Firewall. Earlier this month, Spain passed a law that requires Google to pay fees to publishers for

Google’s Defamation Case In India Underscores Challenges In Ensuring Internet Freedom

India's Supreme Court has deferred hearing of a defamation case against the local unit of Google on whether it's liable for offensive comments posted by a user on Blogspot.com. The case has been in pl

Making Government Suck Less

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em><a target="_blank" href="http://issa.house.gov/">U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa</a> has represented California’s 49th Congressional<sup> </sup>District in the House of Representa

Internet Freedom: Diplomats Join The Dissidents, Geeks And Censors

In its new <a href="http://en.rsf.org/beset-by-online-surveillance-and-12-03-2012,42061.html">“Enemies of the Internet”</a> report, the international watchdog group Reporters Without Borders depic

Twitter, Democracy, and Internet Freedom

Twitter has taken fire in recent days from activists and bloggers who fear that the company’s new censorship policies will muffle online freedom. News reports recall the ways in which protestors ha

Getting “Internet Freedom” Straight

What is Internet freedom? The United States government has an “Internet freedom” agenda, complete with speeches by the Secretary of State and millions of dollars in program funding. A key United