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Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering
Deibert, Ron; Palfrey, John; Rohozinski, Rafal; Zittrain, Jonathan (eds.)
Many countries around the world block or filter Internet content, denying access to information -- often about politics, but also relating to sexuality, culture, or religion -- that they deem too sens...
Adapt or Die: Millennials, Technology, and Net Neutrality
Seimetz, Rob
The Internet is changing the way we think, concentrate, and process information. Studies are showing the Internet is lowering our concentration because the Internet offers constant distractions. It’s ...
Corporate Corruption And The Special Interest State: Regulatory Capture at the FCC
Rosen, David
With Tom Wheeler's nomination, expect pro big-telecom policies such as ending net neutrality, further industry consolidation, limiting meaningful competition and increasing user fees, among other poli...
Enemies of the Internet 2013: Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders is releasing a Special report on Internet surveillance
False Freedom: Online Censorship in the Middle East and North Africa
Zarwan, Elijah; Goldstein, Eric; Ghaemi, Hadi; Stork, Joe; PoKempner, Dinah; et al.
This report examines internet censorship policy and how theIinternet has transformed the accessibility of information mainly in the countries of Egypt, Iran, Syria, and Tunisia. When examining each co...
From an Open Internet, Back to the Dark Ages
Cook, Jonathan
Can anyone still doubt that access to a relatively free and open internet is rapidly coming to an end in the west? In China and other autocratic regimes, leaders have simply bent the internet to their...
The Internet, Capitalism, and the State - Book Review: A Review of Robert McChesney's "Digital Disconnect"
Robert McChesney's Digital Disconnect is an account of the internet's history and likely future within the context of corporate-dominated U.S. society.
Media Capitalism, the State and 21st Century Media Democracy Struggles: An interview with Robert McChesney
McChesney, Robert
Robert McChesney talks about contemporary media capitalism and 21st century media democracy struggles to understand and change it.
Net freedom 'at stake' on WikiLeaks
York, Jillian
Internet service providers are cutting access to the whistleblower site, raising broader concerns about online freedom.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 21, 2018: Their Interent or Ours?
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge corporations, working hand-in-glo...
Ours to Hack and To Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, A New Vision For the Future Of Work and A Fairer Internet
Scholz, Trebor; Schneider, Nathan
The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy: platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st-ce...
Their Internet or Ours?: Introduction to the April 21, 2018 issue of Other Voices
Diemer, Ulli
What happened to the Internet? The Internet, which was at one time a free and open space for sharing information and ideas, has been privatized and twisted to serve the profit-making agenda of huge co...
Towards a two-tiered knowledge society
Harries-Jones, Peter
On the Conservative government's actions to reduce Internet access and library access to a large portion of the population.

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Berlin Twitter Wall website blocked just days after its launch
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders deplores the fact that the Chinese authorities blocked the Berlin Twitter Wall website ( just days after its launch.
"ChinaLeaks" Stories Censored in Mainland China
Hudson, Michael; Guevara, Marina Walker; Olesen, Alexa
Chinese authorities move aggressively to block online access to news reports exposing the secrecy-cloaked offshore holdings of China’s political and financial elites.
Middle East and North Africa: Blogging flourishes; governments block and monitor content
Sources News Release
Thousands of writers, journalists, activists, lawyers and others are expressing their dissent and reporting on social issues by blogging throughout the Middle East and North Africa, says a new report ...
The 10 Tools of Online Oppressors
O'Brien, Danny
The world’s worst online oppressors are using an array of tactics, some reflecting astonishing levels of sophistication, others reminiscent of old-school techniques. From China’s high-level malware at...
Toronto's Citizen Lab uses forensics to fight online censors
Mahoney, Robert
Citizen Lab's team of academics and students investigate in real time governments and companies that restrict what we see and hear on the Internet. They are also trying to help online journalists and ...