The Obama campaign won a Webby award, the Oscar of the Internet. The award represents the strengths of their data operation and the growing importance of big data in electoral politics.
An interview of Aaron Swartz, the Internet activist who committed suicide, has been released. He warned of internet censorship by private and government actors, months before his legal fight.
No one has the luxury of assuming a disconnect between the virtual and the “real” worlds, especially given statistics about rape and domestic violence.
The "Right to Know Act" in California essentially gives individuals the means of knowing what companies are doing with the information their users give them. These companies are fighting back.
The latest Google Transparency Report indicates that government requests of internet content removal increased 25% between the first and second half of 2012.
Hey, nice business you got there ... be a real shame if something happened to it. Tell you what though, Yelp's got a real nice protection package that'll make sure you get some good reviews.
Google has published their semi-annual report on governmental requests for content removal and user information. They've been asking to snoop more than ever.
Despite all the problems facing the U.S. right now, DC has decided to set it sights on the internet.