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Twitter assumes role as defender of free speech

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From The New York Times: At a time when Internet companies control so much of what we can say and do online, can Twitter stand up for privacy, free expression and profitability all at the same time? “They are going to have to monetize the data that they have and they can’t rock the boat maybe,” […]

NATO group releases manual on cyber warfare

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The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (CCD COE) released today a draft of the forthcoming Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. From the Center’s website: The Tallinn Manual, written at the invitation of the Centre by an independent ‘International Group of Experts’, is the result of a three-year effort to […]

Jordanian websites go dark in protest of legislation

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From techPresident: Over two hundred Jordanian websites went dark on Wednesday [August 29], in a SOPA-like protest of draft legislation that would allow the government to block and censor Internet content. The action was coordinated by a grassroots organization of tech savvy Jordanians and the editors of various Jordanian websites, with blackout screens on dozens of widely read […]

The New York Times leads fight against patent lawsuit

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In 1997, Richard J. Helferich patented the technology used to send text messages with Web links to mobile phones. After 23 lawsuits against a range of companies, Helferich Patent Licensing–his company of the same name–is facing resistance from its latest target: the New York Times. Read more here.

Googlers discuss policy initiatives and SOPA with HKS community

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Posted by Maria Davydenko Past and present Google employees joined Kennedy School students, fellows, and faculty today to discuss the Internet behemoth’s role in policy and the growing importance of transparency and privacy in Google products. Googlers in attendance included representatives from Google’s transparency initiative and Global Industrial Relations team. Talk quickly turned to the […]

What’s Good for Verizon and AT&T Is Terrible for American Consumers

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Originally posted on Wired Magazine By Susan Crawford 07.26.12 6:30 AM This summer, the very big wireless carriers in America, Verizon (106 million subscribers) and AT&T (99 million), are poised to get even bigger. As they move towards squashing cheap data substitutes for expensive voice minutes, consider charging application providers to reach subscribers, layer on fees […]