Reading Time: 18 minutes David Kaye, UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression, distils the global challenges of our most consequential free-speech issue.
Reading Time: 13 minutes Jamie Bartlett, whose TED Talk about the “dark web” has been viewed by over two million people, explains how democracy and technology may be incompatible.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The FCC seems hell-bent on gutting net neutrality and giving broadband providers the power to regulate the Internet — even at the cost of ignoring identity theft.
Reading Time: 2 minutes On May 18, the FCC quietly voted to propose new rules governing Internet service providers. The intent is to appeal net neutrality regulations enacted under the Obama administration.
Reading Time: 1 minute As countries launch cyber attacks on each other constantly, online soldiers are becoming increasingly important to militaries around the world.
Reading Time: 1 minute RT Television interviews WhoWhatWhy editor-in-chief about breaking news on NSA internet surveillance.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Some sinister—and some intriguing—new developments in the prosecution (persecution?) of Barrett Brown.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A magazine-length, must-read story of hackers, leakers, democracy advocates, spies, cops, banks, lobbyists, WikiLeaks, the future of the Internet…and quite possibly of our democracy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s possible to get Congress to spin on a dime—but only a corporate dime. An alliance between tech companies and activists seems to have scared off, at least temporarily, a threat of ‘net censorship. But how do we get elected officials to do the right thing when corporate entities aren’t on the public side?
Reading Time: 2 minutes How the GOP will penalize children. Why kids who play more are smarter. Money, it turns out, really does not lead to happiness. And another bad idea from the Pentagon.
Reading Time: 1 minute Today’s edition of Worth Reading includes two videos “Worth Watching”. Sometimes a picture, or in this case film, is worth a thousand words. Warning: The video on the conflict in Libya contains graphic images.