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Douglas Rushkoff wants you to do something

The media theorist thinks we should control Facebook before it controls us. He also wants us to learn to code and grow some vegetables.

Could our government shut down the Internet?
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Evgeny Morozov on the era of cyber-pragmatism

The Internet helped mobilize the protests in the Middle East — but it also routinely helps authoritarian governments quash dissent, says Evgeny Morozov.

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The view from Saudi Arabia

Diplomats say that Mubarak has been offered a place in Saudi Arabia, but the former Egyptian president plans to die on Egyptian soil, says NPR’s Deborah Amos.

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When can cops gain access to my personal info on Facebook?

The rules aren’t always clear, and you might not know when it happens, writes G.W. Schulz of the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Owner of Tunisian TV station released from jail after arrest sparks free speech concerns

The move seemed to violate the interim government’s pledge to protect freedom of expression.

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Pakistan’s paradox

Islam stresses tolerance, but many Pakistanis celebrated the murder of a man who stressed it too, writes a Pakistani journalist.

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Is your boss spying off the clock?

For a fee, a new company called Social Intelligence monitors your online profile day and night.

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What’s Obama done so far? New site tells you … colorfully

Need to Know talks to the creators of a new site that uses colorful language to reinvigorate disaffected Obama supporters.

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Anti-social behavior: The Facebook exodus

How do you get off Facebook? Need to Know profiles one New Yorker trying to disconnect from the site, and talks to three men in Rotterdam who run a company that will remove you from it altogether.

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