Iran’s halal internet

By Jillian C. York

Any attempt to block the social networks Iranians have become accustomed to would surely backfire, writes author.

For months, against the backdrop of the media focus on Iran’s nuclear ambitions and the potential Western response, another story about the Islamic Republic’s ambitions has been gaining ground: that story is about the Iranian . . . → Read More: Iran’s halal internet

Internet and the Tsunami we’ve been underestimating

reads the caption under the image depicting a group of protesters wearing Guy Fawkes masks and holding both humorous and denunciatory signs, “The internet is here”. The caption not only conveys the sentiment that drove US congressmen to drop their support of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) andPIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act) bills, but can also be . . . → Read More: Internet and the Tsunami we’ve been underestimating

Hundreds of websites join the anti PIPA/SOPA protests

WASHINGTON: Wikipedia, Google and hundreds of other websites staged online protests Wednesday against US legislation targeting Internet piracy of movies and music and the sale of counterfeit goods.

Wikipedia shut down the English version of its online encyclopedia for 24 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate . . . → Read More: Hundreds of websites join the anti PIPA/SOPA protests

Wikipedia’s Wednesday Blackout

The wave of online protests against two Congressional bills that aim to curtail copyright violations on the Internet is gathering momentum.

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