Global Voices Online: “Based on Hamed Saberâ€™s â€œAccess Flickrâ€ Firefox extension, which enables users to circumvent the filter currently in effect in Iran and in few other countries that block Flickr, the popular photo-sharing website, another Iranian developer, MohammadR, has released â€œFreeAccess Plus!â€œ, a nifty extension that turns Firefox into a proxy that bypasses censorshipContinue reading “FreeAccess Plus!: Web 2.0 Censorship workaround”
theuptake.org has some pretty good citizen journalist coverage of the primaries
Michael Geist comes up with 8 tech law issues to watch in the upcoming year, among them is the expansion of the digital divide in Canada and information security.
Blogger Kevin Lin, self-titled social cyborg, is taking beat blogging to the extreme. According to David Cohn: “His goal is to report on events for other people – literally talking to and attending events that they want him to. If you can’t go to MacWorld but want somebody to report on precisely what you tellContinue reading “Social Cyborg”
Reporters Without Borders have published a list of all the names of those imprisoned for cyberdissidence,Â China tops the list with 51 known cyberactivists in jail.
Â The Machinist is reporting that Search Wikia, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales’ new open-source search engine is not living up to the hype.Â Wales is the first to admit that there are problems, his goal is an ambitious one:Â Jimmy Wales wants people out on the Internet to help build something as complex and useful asContinue reading “Search Wikia gets some bad reviews”
The Federal Communications Commission will investigate complaints that Comcast Corp. actively interferes with Internet traffic as its subscribers try to share files online, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said Tuesday.
Sony BMG announced that it would abandon digital rights management software, it will start selling mp3s on Amazon without any copy protections, it is rumored that Steve Jobs is going to announce the same on Tuesday at the MacWorld Expo, which will probably drive the final nail in the DRM coffin.
nettime: In a move that could profoundly reshape the media landscape in France, President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday proposed banning commercials from public television and making up for some of the lost revenue with a first-of-its-kind tax on the Internet and mobile phones.
With the writer’s strike still looming large the NYTimes is hypothesizing about the death of television, particularly because of the popularity of online videos created by out of work actors and writers: Impossible is the Opposite of Possible for one