A new Pew study says that a majority of people living in developing and emerging countries want their internet access unrestricted. Continue reading
The Washington Post reported Friday that the United States intends to give up federal government authority over the administration of the Internet.
Twenty-five years have passed since a paper first introduced the concept of the World Wide Web. How do Americans think about the Internet and its impact on their lives? Jeffrey Brown talks to three people who have observed the growth of online life from different angles: Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing, Catherine Steiner-Adair of the Harvard Medical School and Daniel Weitzner from MIT. Continue reading
Mt. Gox, an early player in the virtual currency Bitcoins, became a major online exchange until the disappearance of a significant sum and the subsequent bankruptcy of the company. Kashmir Hill of Forbes joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the potential for tracking the missing money and the repercussions of collapse for its users and other rising cryptocurrencies. Continue reading
Often rooted in a heightened level of expressed emotion, uncensored anger or frustration, the rant is accessible to anyone armed with a computer keyboard and an Internet connection. But what are Internet ranters really after? And does ranting bring them closer to their goal? Continue reading
Updated 6:15 p.m. ET A NSA spokesperson, late today, emailed the following statement to the NewsHour: “As we’ve said before, the National Security Agency does not ask its foreign partners to undertake any intelligence activity that the U.S. Government would … Continue reading
Even before President Obama outlined his proposed changes in how the NSA should collect data for surveillance, many tech giants were vocal in their criticism. Gwen Ifill discusses what’s at stake with Christian Dawson of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition and Nuala O’Connor of the Center for Democracy and Technology. Continue reading