Tag: tor

by Julie Keck

1. Atlantic Media in Talks to Sell Quartz (James Fontanella-Khan & Shannon Pareil / Financial Times) 2. Kickstarter Hires Reporter to Probe Startup that Collapsed after Raising $3.4M (Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica) 3. NFL Media Czar Suggests Thursday Night Football Won’t Move Online (Eric Johnson / Re/code) 4. Beloved Parenting Podcast ‘Longest Shortest Time’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How one blog helped spark the New York Times’ digital evolution (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. 30 years of research on gender, equality, and diversity at the MIT Media Lab (J. Nate Matias / Medium) 3. Internet shutdowns are the wrong response to national security threats (Deji Olukotun & Peter Micek / Access […] more »

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. Mexico’s legislature considered — and then quickly shelved — a cybercrime bill that critics labeled “the worst Internet law in history.” The Law for the Prevention and Punishment of Information Crimes was drafted by Senator […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. European lawmakers vote in support of Edward Snowden (Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic) 2. New York Times looks for ways to fight ad blocking (Nathalie Tadena / Wall Street Journal) 3. Spotify helps to beat music piracy, European Commission finds (via TorrentFreak) 4. Facebook to bring the next billion people online (and help marketers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Librarians leap to the aid of researchers whose funding will soon depend on open access (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education – registration required) 2. Education technology deals reach $1.6 billion in first half of 2015 (Tony Wan & Tyler McNally / EdSurge) 3. Campus technology 2015: Q&A with MakerBot’s Jordan Brehove […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBCUniversal poised to make big investments in BuzzFeed and Vox Media (Kara Swisher & Peter Kafka / Re/code) 2. Public libraries will operate Tor exit nodes to make the service more secure (Jason Koebler / Motherboard) 3. Two out of two news organizations recommend user research (Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab) 4. How […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

Facebook recently announced on its blog a new set of features adding support for the PGP email encryption system. The changes allow users to post their public email encryption key to their Facebook profile, inviting others to encrypt future emails. In a move that significantly bolsters security, it is also now possible to request that all […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Tor and Bitlit offer discounted e-books to print-book owners (Cory Doctorow / BoingBoing) 2. President Obama unveils plan to give 10k free e-books to low-income kids (Kwame Opam / The Verge) 3. Want to succeed in self-publishing? Watch the money (Drucilla Shultz / Publishers Weekly) 4. How to make multi-channel publishing profitable (Hal Robinson […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Ta-Nehisi Coates built the best comment section on the internet—and why it can’t last (Eva Holland / Longreads) 2. Google faces fight in Europe on search delisting (Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch) 3. Is Tor still secure after Silk Road? (Steven J. Murdoch / Phys.Org) 4. If Google pays Twitter for content, should it […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Inside Google’s big plan to race Amazon to your door (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 2. Investigation shows NSA tracks individuals who search for articles about privacy tools (Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing) 3. Byliner gone bad and the business of longform journalism on the web (Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOm) 4. Ukraine’s civil […] more »