Access Denied Map

Global Voices Advocacy, a worldwide network of anti-censorship bloggers and net activists “dedicated to protecting freedom of expression and free access to information online” have created an Access Denied Map: “The Map does not aim to index all kinds of web filtering, but rather to provide an overview of online censorship efforts related to theContinue reading “Access Denied Map”

FCC Update

According to the nytimes there is mounting controversy surrounding Kevin Martin’s plan to relax the rules surrounding media ownership. Jeff Jarvis, author of the blog BuzzMachine, has a different take on the Kevin Martin’s plan to relax media ownership laws. Unlike Robert McChesney (see previous post) he thinks the FCC allowing cross-platform media ownership isContinue reading “FCC Update”

Beat Reporting With a Social Network: Can it Work?

Jay Rosen describes his new project Beat Blogging as follows: “Maybe a beat reporter could do a way better job if there was a “live” social network connected to the beat, made up of people who know the territory the beat covers, and want the reporting on that beat to be better.” So he andContinue reading “Beat Reporting With a Social Network: Can it Work?”

Comcast sued

Comcast sued because of blocking p2p site bittorent. Comcast argues that it has the right to manage its network in order to provide all customers with a quality internet connection. This is the spiel Bell Sympatico has been has been giving us, hopefully someone will take it to court as well.

Since privacy is an illusion anyway…

Daniel Kerr argued that anonymity should no longer be the goal of privacy legislation. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguards people’s private communications and financial information. Kerr: “Protecting anonymity isn’t a fight that can be won. Anyone that’s typed in their name on Google understands that.” Currently the Foreign Intelligence SurveillanceContinue reading “Since privacy is an illusion anyway…”

the next president better know how to use a computer

TechPresident is doing some really interesting stuff: “TechPresident was started by Andrew Rasiej and Micah Sifry as a new group blog that covers how the 2008 presidential candidates are using the web, and vice versa, how content generated by voters is affecting the campaign. The 2008 election will be the first where the Internet willContinue reading “the next president better know how to use a computer”