Tag: aaron swartz

by Global Voices Advocacy Netizen Report Team

Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world. In October, a Colombian graduate student will go on trial for sharing an academic paper online. The paper’s author pressed copyright violation charges against Diego Gomez for posting his research on the document-sharing website […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. ‘Aaron’s Law’ is back to fix the ‘worst law in technology’ (Kevin Collier / Daily Dot) 2. Political fact-checking: Growing and influential, but partisanship is a factor (via American Press Institute) 3. Abramson ‘hasn’t let journalism’s reinvention or gender disparity clobber her optimism’ (Dan Reimold / College Media Matters) 4. The Washington Post offers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MIT moves to intervene in release of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service file (Wired) 2. Freedom of Information Act Machine fights government secrecy by automating transparency requests (TechCrunch) 3. Facebook introduces photo comments for pages (Mashable) 4. Reading news through gestures: New York Times to release Leap Motion app (The Verge) 5. Swell raises $5.4 […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Judge orders U.S. to release Secret Service file on Aaron Swartz (Wired) 2. Ingram: If you don’t like the chaos of breaking news, you should probably stay off Twitter (paidContent) 3. Federal judge allows the Electronic Freedom Foundation’s NSA mass spying case to proceed (EFF) 4. Harper’s Magazine is finally ready for the digital […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How much work Twitter is too much? (The Awl) 2. “Why I admire the OC register, even though I disagree with almost everything they’re doing” (PaidContent.org) 3. Dan Gillmor says journalists are uninformed about who controls the platforms they publish on (Nieman) 4. Swartz death inspires expanded effort to liberate pay walled court docs […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Stop making fun of the Washington Post’s blogger job and start applying for it (Slate) 2. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women in tech and news share their views (Guardian) 3. YouTube now has 1 billion monthly users (Mashable) 4. Why Matthew Keys is not ‘the next Aaron Swartz’ (Washington Post) 5. Why no one […] more »

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. Google Reader to shut down July 1 (The Verge) 2. Aaron Swartz lawyers accuse prosecutor of misconduct (Huffington Post) 3. Small but passionate online audience Kickstarts “Veronica Mars” movie (TechCrunch) 4. In Defense of Reddit: The SXSW controversy that just won’t die (MotherBoard) 5. Redbox Instant ready to open its doors to the public […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. A reluctant witness: @quinnnorton on the investigation of Aaron Swartz (The Atlantic) 2. Google Glass’ women problems (TechCrunch)   3. Study: Tone of comments can influence reader understanding of an article (NYT) 4. If Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks are guilty, so is the New York Times (PaidContent.org) 5. Banner ads to become a thing […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 6 top tips for handing a social media crisis (memeburn) 2. Kickstarter’s Perry Chen on crowdsourcing and creativity – Podcast (GigaOm) 3. Success of music streaming apps like Spotify means less money for musicians (NYT) 4. “In death, Swartz has become a political martyr for the cause he championed in life: making scientific and […] more »