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Mainstream Media has Lost Control: Let the Whining Begin

By Bionic Mosquito Bionic Mosquito February 5, 2016   Mainstream Media has Lost Control: Let the Whining Begin       Actually, the “begin” part of the title might be a bit of an exaggeration as we have heard whining on this front for some time. Allow me to offer a recent – and rather […]

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"It was a pleasure to burn." (Photo: Fahrenheit 451)

Error 451: A New Dystopian Internet Code With a Very Important Meaning

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams December 23, 2015   Error 451: A New Dystopian Internet Code With a Very Important Meaning ‘If your government does that, it sends a strong message to you as a citizen about what their intent is.’     A new internet code inspired by the dystopian writings of Ray Bradbury […]


Lawmakers ‘Fail the Internet,’ Sneak Cyber Bill Into Must-Pass Omnibus

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams December 16, 2015   Lawmakers ‘Fail the Internet,’ Sneak Cyber Bill Into Must-Pass Omnibus “It’s clear now that this bill was never intended to prevent cyber attacks, it’s a disingenuous attempt to quietly expand the U.S. government’s surveillance programs.”     A controversial cyber bill is included in the final text […]

"Congress has failed the Internet once again," said Evan Greer, campaign director at Fight for the Future. (Photo: Thomas Heylen/flickr/cc)

New Hampshire Library Stands Up to US Government, Reinstates Tor Relay

By Adam Dick Ron Paul Institute September 16, 2015   New Hampshire Library Stands Up to US Government, Reinstates Tor Relay     The board of trustees overseeing the Kilton Public Library in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Tuesday decided, despite pushback from the United States Department of Homeland Security, to reinstate a Tor relay […]

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Jennifer Granick, addressing security professionals at the annual Black Hat conference in Las Vegas on August 5, said "the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse: terrorists, pedophiles, drug dealers, and money launderers" are allowing the government to push for even more regulation and control of the Internet. (Photo: Lily Hay Newman via Slate)

‘The Dream of Internet Freedom is Dying,’ Warns Top Civil Liberties Attorney

By Lauren McCauley Common Dreams August 7, 2015   ‘The Dream of Internet Freedom is Dying,’ Warns Top Civil Liberties Attorney In keynote address to Black Hat security conference, Jennifer Granick tells experts: ‘We need to get ready to smash the Internet apart to make something better.’     “The dream of Internet freedom is… […]


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China’s Internet Police Launch ‘Speech Inspections’, Chill Critical Voices

By Oiwan Lam Global Voices June 4, 2015   China’s Internet Police Launch ‘Speech Inspections’, Chill Critical Voices     Chinese Internet Police Units from 50 municipal governments began conducting “speech inspections” on social media platforms on June 1. According to a statement from the Ministry of Public Security, the Internet Police will be patrolling […]


The internet’s IP addresses are running out: Can IPv6 save the day?

By Peter Armstrong CBC News May 15, 2015 8:12 AM ET   The internet’s IP addresses are running out: Can IPv6 save the day? Last new IPv4 address will be handed out by early 2016     It turns out even the internet operates within finite dimensions. The web is about to exhaust its supply […]

Internet Protocol (IP) addresses are like the internet's phone numbers, helping route internet traffic to the right place. The web is about to exhaust its supply of IP numbers, leaving technology companies scrambling to get onto a new routing system. (Andrey Popov/Shutterstock)

Outernet: The Information War on a Whole New Level

By Ulson Gunnar New Eastern Outlook April 14, 2015   Outernet: The Information War on a Whole New Level   The information war can be quickly lost if one cannot get their assets onto the “battlefield.” For the US, UK or Europe, the constant din of their propaganda spread across the planet via their impressive […]

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Truth Is Our Country

By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts Paul Craig Roberts.org March 17, 2015   Truth Is Our Country   Press Club Of Mexico Awards PCR International Medal For Journalism Excellence Last week in Mexico at the annual awards conference of the Club De Periodistas De Mexico I was given the International Award For Excellence In Journalism. In […]


Internet at the Speed of Government

By LAWRENCE W. REED Foundation for Economic Education March 15, 2015     Internet at the Speed of Government Warmed over regulations from 80 years ago won’t fix the Web   Last month, the Federal Communications Commission launched a historic power grab over the Internet, euphemistically known as “net neutrality,” based on a Great Depression-era law to […]

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