• The Faces of Social Media Censorship

    November 15, 2013
    Online news organization ProPublica just launched a special feature documenting censorship on social media in China. China's Memory Hole focuses on censorship of users of Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, which filters out “undesirable” content from the more than 100 million items posted daily.
  • What Ted Cruz Doesn't Want You to Know

    October 28, 2013
    By now it seems pretty clear that Sen. Ted Cruz has a plan to occupy the White House. But he doesn’t want people to know too much about it.
  • Hacking Partisanship

    October 21, 2013
    Washington likes to talk bipartisanship. During the government shutdown, elected officials from both parties clogged the airwaves with rhetoric about crossing over, finding common cause with political foes and ending the standoff.
  • Internet Freedom: A Disturbing View from the Trenches

    October 4, 2013
    Is the Internet freedom movement a thing? That depends on who you ask, and where you live.
  • Verizon's Plan to Break the Internet

    September 18, 2013
    Verizon has a big plan for the Internet. And if that doesn’t worry you, it should. The company is trying to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s Open Internet Order, which prevents Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise discriminating against online content.
  • Internet S.O.S.

    September 9, 2013
    Is the Internet in critical condition? These latest revelations only heighten our sense that nothing we say or do online is secure or private.
  • Your Rights: Gone with a Click

    August 20, 2013
    What do you surrender each time you "agree" to a website's terms of service?
  • Obama's NSA Reforms Off to a Bad Start

    August 14, 2013
    President Obama's decision late Friday to suggest a series of reforms to the government's widespread surveillance programs surprised many data protection and free speech advocates.
  • Ready to Dump Cable?

    August 13, 2013
    As CBS and Time Warner Cable remain locked in a battle over retransmission fees, you have to wonder when their millions of viewers will throw in the towel and abandon cable altogether.
  • Chasing Profits in TV News

    July 17, 2013
    On Tuesday, I took part in a discussion at the NJ News Commons about the future of local news in New Jersey and beyond. Exhibit A was Fox’s decision to replace WWOR’s evening newscast with Chasing New Jersey, a TV newsmagazine modeled after the celebrity gossip show TMZ.