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Twitter Adopts New International Censorship Policy

By Joshua Bouaziz From the protests at Tianmen Square to today’s “Occupy” movement, protesters have found a way to coordinate their uprisings.  In 1989, in the midst of the protests at Tianmen Square, Chinese students in the U.S. defied the Chinese government and used fax...

Internet Regulation Debate, Protest, Earn Public Attention

By Alex Giannattasio Screenshot from Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Since the Fall of 2011, two Congressional bills have fueled an increasingly public debate concerning government regulation of the Internet. Pitting powerful economic interests against each other, the debate has...

The Future of Online Currencies Remains Doubtful – Megan Brown

It sounds like a plot element from a futuristic science fiction novel—a currency existing online and created by a shadowy figure. But Bitcoin and its enigmatic creator are real, offering an alternative to PayPal, credit cards and the U.S. dollar, at least for now. Bitcoin is an...

Netflix Pushes for Net Neutrality by Megan Brown

Netflix hasn’t had an easy summer. The popular DVD-rental and video streaming website faced public outcry after announcing new billing plans and the breakdown of negotiations with media supplier Starz. A more daunting, long-term issue facing the company, however, is net...