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Wikileaks has competition 06 May 2011

Want the Wikileaks without the Julian Assange? Well the Wall Street Journal has the answer. It recently introduced SafeHouse, an online drop box for whistleblowers to release documents anonymously. And they are not alone.

Social empowerment, media literacies and the relevance of Social Media 05 May 2011

How spontaneous and public conversation among people who use the internet can be organized as citizen news agencies? Maybe you have a profile on a social media service. If not, for sure you have many friends who are already there talking about themselves, news, music, entertainment and cool thing...

Take Back the Tech: Declare your right to communicate May 3
Take Back the Tech: Declare your right to communicate May 3 29 April 2011 APC

On May 3, World Press Freedom Day, join Communication Is Your Right! and Take Back the Tech! for a global action day to defend our right to freely access, use, engage and share information and opinions and become our own media through information and communication technologies (ICTs).

Open Source Alternatives
Open Source Alternatives 28 April 2011 grady

The personal finance website mint.com recently released an article on open source alternatives to popular software applications.

Sony Network Suffers Massive Intrusion
Sony Network Suffers Massive Intrusion 28 April 2011 grady

Sony announced yesterday that the PlayStation Network was currently down. As if we hadn’t noticed.

Freedom on the Net 2011
Freedom on the Net 2011 27 April 2011 grady

As part of its 70th anniversary, Freedom House has published its 2011 report on Freedom on the Net. The publication includes in-depth and detailed country reports on restrictions to internet rights, as well as a global overview of freedom on the internet.

The Economist: police lack legal tools to combat cyberstalking
The Economist: police lack legal tools to combat cyberstalking 20 April 2011 APC

The US-based magazine, The Economist, published an article today called Creepy Crawlies: The internet allows the malicious to menace their victims that paints a dire picture for victims of cyberstalking seeking justice.

Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter
Uganda orders blocking of Facebook, Twitter 20 April 2011 Grady

Amid mounting protests over fuel and food prices, the Ugandan government called on ISPs to block access to Facebook and Twitter.