Tag Archives: freedom

Election Day Special: Sharing a Picture of Your Ballot Asking for Trouble

I hope everyone reading this has already voted, but if you’re on your way to the polls later, be sure not to succumb to the temptation to post a picture of your ballot to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other … Continue reading

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Twitter Tool Allows Centralized Censorship

The social networking service Twitter announced a new tool today that allows it to selectively censor users’ tweets based on a host of criteria.  This has taken a lot of heat from some critics but there’s another side to this that … Continue reading

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U.S. Government’s Open Source Center Uses Power of Social Media to Track Political Unrest

Have you ever thumbed out a tweet or Facebook post thinking to yourself, ‘this is so narcissistic, no one will ever read this or care about it if they do’?  Maybe not, or maybe you’re so into yourself that you … Continue reading

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Ugh, Canada! Our Northern Neighbor Is Aiming to Make Internet Privacy a Lot Less Private

Ars Technica reported on a developing story out of Canada this week that should worry many Internet privacy advocates.  The country’s conservative party, which took over control of their parliament this spring, seeks to broadly expand the government’s power.  The … Continue reading

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Facebook Hate Groups Emerge as Casey Anthony Released from Jail

Cyber-bullying is a hot topic these days.  Many social networking sites have policies directed toward preventing cyber-bullying.  Facebook is one of those sites, having been the venue for several high profile bullying incidents recently .  Facebook’s policy directs victims of cyber-bullying to … Continue reading

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Is Internet Access a Human Right? Reflections in the Wake of the Egyptian Protests

Is access to the Internet a universal human right that should be recognized by the United Nations?  This question, buzzing around the world this week, is certainly one that I hadn’t thought of at length until now, so I posed it to … Continue reading

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Egypt Shuts Off Internet and Phone Networks as Protests Continue

It is amazing to read about and watch the pro-democracy protests going on in Egypt right now.  Having been to Cairo and Alexandria just this past November, I recognize a number of the major areas where the protests are taking … Continue reading

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