Without it, a few large companies will have an inordinate amount of power over what people hear, say, and see over the internet.
The most awkward part of online chat
The most awkward feature of online chat.
Check out 1964's version of today and see if you can spot what's missing.
Are you hard-wired to leave positive feedback on eBay? Inside the surprising science of altruism
By imagining that the statute provides more protection than it does, the FISC’s opinion ends up approving a program that Congress did not contemplate.
In the so-called “global turn” in contemporary historiography, it has not been enough simply to study the way Western powers have affected the rest of the world. The task has also been to show how the rest of the world affected the West. And it has been a matter of applying, even to quite distant historical periods, the controlling metaphor of the digital age: the “network.” Yet a remarkable amount is absent as well.
These charts should give pause to any dictator considering an Internet blackout
The Syrian city of Aleppo briefly regained access to the Internet yesterday, ending an information blackout that lasted well over a month. As of this afternoon, though, it looks like the city is back offline. During the brief window of access, people on the ground issued celebratory tweets even as fighting continues in the city, one of the main battlegrounds of Syria's civil war.
What Jeff Bezos can teach The Washington Post
What’s intriguing about Jeff Bezos, who purchased The Washington Post this week, is not that he’s a digital guy or that he has a lot of money—though both certainly help—but that ever since he founded Amazon, he’s specialized in the long view. The company lost money for nine years, and Bezos continues to prioritize long-term investment over near-term profit.
David Cameron's farcical war on porn
David Cameron's farcical war on porn.