Five years ago today, millions of people came together to shock Washington into action on behalf of the public. Jan. 18, 2012 was a day of mass protests against legislation that would have undermined the free and open exchange of information online.
This week marks the four year anniversary of the largest online protest in history, when 75,000 websites and 15 million users protested legislation supported by the entertainment industry that threatened freedom of expression online.
Industry-written policy has brought us higher broadband bills, limited choice among providers and efforts to stifle the creativity of entrepreneurs and the broader public.
It's no surprise that Illinois consumers expressed identity theft as their No. 2 complaint, right behind debt, according to the state attorney general's office.
First, find who his or her biggest corporate donors are. Then check his or her record on policies that may impact the bottom lines of those companies. Does she support or oppose financial-sector reform? Has he recently signed a letter or released a statement opposing EPA curbs to coal-plant emissions?
"In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history," the
I thought John Sarik was trying to shake my hand when we met last Spring at the Columbia Laboratory for Unconventional Electronics (CLUE). Instead he was trying to hand me a small tan-colored plastic figurine of smuggler and rouge Han Solo, of Star Wars fame, frozen in carbonite.
This video is part of a series of interviews with speakers, attendees and panelists at The Aspen Ideas Festival, produced
Can students really be taught critical thinking, civics, and citizenship skills in a standardized format that values conformity? Will relying on MOOCs and automation in the long-term turn professors into "delivery managers" and students into automatons and passive consumers rather than citizens?
The Knights have been making waves with their blend of high musicianship, adventurous programming and youthful camaraderie on stage.
Aaron Schwartz Memorial Footage
The Justice Department apparently wanted to send a message with its decision to prosecute Swartz while ignoring the financial fraud that fueled the housing bubble. It certainly did.
Hey folks -- Today is Internet Freedom Day and that's a really big deal. This year, I asked folks: How does the Internet give you a voice? I got a lot of really good responses, and wanted to share some of them with you on Internet Freedom Day.
Last January, Congress was considering two bills, the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and Protect IP Act, or PIPA, meant