NYPD Tries to Rewrite History
After becoming the epicenter for press suppression and journalist arrests over the last nine months, the NYPD is trying to rewrite history and pretend like nothing ever happened.
The Rise of Citizen Journalism
Factual filmmaking has in some senses become hostage to these new, "immediate" technologies. But many working in the genre praise the developments for adding a richer dimension to current affairs and factual documentaries and everyone seems to agree that the genre will never be the same again.
Chicago PD Sued for Deleting Footage, Strip Searching Citizens Over Cop Car Crash
Chicago Police Captain Kevin Navarro was driving a marked police car down the wrong way of a busy street when he collided head-on with a motorcycle last year. The incident just happened to be caught on camera because a group of residents had been video recording their friend on the motorcycle. And they continued shooting photos and videos of the aftermath, documenting the police SUV in the wrong lane. But by the time a multitude of cops showed up to the scene, they began arresting the citizens with cameras and deleting their footage. The citizens were acquitted and now they are suing.
Mike Elk Will Press Charges Against Honeywell for Blocking Him from Asking Questions
The reporter who was physically attacked for trying to ask a powerful CEO questions said that he is pressing charges over the incident. Mike Elk was at a public meeting on Capitol Hill last Thursday when he had his microphone yanked out of his hands after he tried to ask Honeywell CEO David Cote about the company's labor practices. He was then shoved and forcibly barricaded in a room by Honeywell personnel when he tried to approach Cote outside the meeting.
New York Times Journalist Defends National Security Leaks
Two stories published by the New York Times, which exposed the extent of U.S. involvement in cyber attacks against Iran and the White House's secret "Kill List," have sparked scrutiny over the last week amid allegations that administration officials had leaked classified information for political gain.
Newspaper as Business Pulpit
There is a growing worry that the falling value and failing business models of many American newspapers could lead to a situation where moneyed interests buy papers and use them to prosecute a political and commercial agenda. That future appears to have arrived in San Diego, where the U-T San Diego, the daily newspaper bought by the local developer and hotelier Douglas F. Manchester, often seems like a brochure for his various interests.
Network Neutrality and Quality of Service: What a Non-Discrimination Rule Should Look Like
Over the past ten years, the debate over Network Neutrality has remained one of the central debates in Internet policy. Governments all over the world have been investigating whether legislative or regulatory action is needed to limit the ability of providers of Internet access services to interfere with the applications, content and services on their networks.
Why Do So Many Bloggers Get Arrested After Internet Freedom Conferences?
While returning from the Human Rights and Technology Conference in Rio De Janeiro, Nadim Kobeissi had to change planes in the United States. At the airport, he was detained and had his passport confiscated for an hour. This time, he was asked about the technology used in CryptoCat. Maybe CryptoCat wasn't the reason Kobeissi was flagged. But he isn't the only activist who has faced legal trouble after attending an Internet freedom conference.
Debunking Rumors of an Internet Takeover
This just in from Geneva: The United Nations has no plans to seize control of the Internet. The Web-snatching black helicopters have not left the hangar.
China Tightens Internet Controls, Real-Name System to Expand
China unveiled a draft of new Internet regulations that, if finalized, will force the nation's Twitter-like social networking platforms, along with all the blogs and online forums, to require users to register with their official IDs.
Lack of Computer Access a Major Hurdle for the Poor
Throughout the nation, a stark divide separates those with access to computers and computer training, and those without. For low-income Americans, it's akin to being stuck yelling out a window to communicate while everyone else is using the phone.
The Specter of 'Search Neutrality' Raises Its Head Again
Every few months, it seems, a hue and cry emerges from somewhere about how Google is a monopoly and is being unfair to competitors, either by promoting its own services in search results or penalizing others, or both.
Is the iPhone Overcrowding the World's 3G Networks?
Regardless of which platform is winning today's smartphone race, the installed base of active iPhones remains huge, and according to a new report, those iOS devices are having an outsized impact on the world's 3G networks.