Google, Guardian of Political Dissent?

Jul 12, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Through user notification systems, Google is fighting efforts by governments to censor online content and crack down on dissidents.

PayPal and the Battle for Control of E-Commerce

Apr 30, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

The critical role that payment processors like PayPal place in e-commerce makes them subject to increased liability when they provide services and when they refuse to provide those services.

Iran’s “Cyber Army” and other government attempts to control the Internet

Apr 16, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Iran’s latest attempt to control the Internet makes it increasingly clear that an Internet controlled and patrolled by governments makes the Internet no safer or more secure.

Twitter and National Security

Mar 2, 2012 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

Prosecution of photographer, Park Jung-geun, by the South Korean government illustrates the challenges that social media, such as Twitter, pose for governments around the world.

Senate upholds FCC net neutrality rules; what happens in court?

Nov 15, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Senate recently voted down a resolution designed to block FCC net neutrality rules from taking effect later this month. Will the rules fare any better in court?

Hot Docs: Cisco responsible for the “Great Firewall of China”

May 26, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Cisco is being sued by Falun Gong practitioners for developing, creating, and maintaining China’s Golden Shield, China’s Big Brother computer system.