Tag: freedom of information

by Julie Keck

1. Reuters’ Matthew Keys indicted for allegedly conspiring with hacker group ‘Anonymous’ (Politico) 2. Did Google just kill RSS? (Reuters) 3. Aaron Swartz to receive posthumous Freedom of Information Award (Mashable) 4. Google Maps Chief steps down to join Google X (Wired) 5. Smartphones are eating the world (MIT Tech Review) Subscribe to Daily Must […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Google did the right thing with the NASCAR crash, and why it matters (PaidContent.org) 2. Penguin profits fall, but digital sales are up, accounting for 30% of American revenue (The Bookseller) 3. ‘Inocente’ makes history as first Kickstarter-funded film to win an Oscar (The Verge) 4. White House directive makes digital scientific data […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How can Twitter improve? By boosting relevance and discovery (PaidContent.org) 2. 25% of 9-12-year-olds have Facebook profiles despite rule against it (Guardian) 3. The role of social media in disaster psychiatry (The Public Library of Science) 4. Promoting freedom of information vs. earning a living for your work (The Verge) Subscribe to Daily Must […] more »

by Josh Stearns

Since September, police have arrested dozens of journalists and activists around the country for the “crime” of trying to document political protests in public spaces. People using smartphones and mobile devices are changing the way we record and share breaking news. In return, police have targeted, harassed, and in many cases, arrested those trying to […] more »

by Simon Roughneen

BANGKOK — A week out from special elections that are likely to see opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi take a seat in the country’s parliament, Burma’s long-straitjacketed journalists sat with local and foreign officials to discuss a new press law that could see the country’s censorship regime abolished. Thiha Saw, editor of Myanmar Dhana […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Barnes & Noble launches new Nook tablet to compete with Kindle Fire (The Next Web) 2. Internet in Iran disrupted again one week after email and social networks were blocked (Reuters) 3. Hyperlocal news site in Chicago suspends publication (10,000 […] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. Half of all countries with freedom of information laws don’t follow them (Associated Press) 2. The road ahead for the Huffington Post: ‘capital-J Journalism’ is still a work in progress (Capital New York) 3. Highlights from the Social TV Summit (Lost Remote) 4. RoboKopter drone captures aerial views of Warsaw protest (New […] more »