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Broadcasting murder: Militants use media for deadly purpose

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

News of the August 19, 2014, murder of journalist James Foley broke not in the media but instead on Twitter. News organizations faced the agonizing questions of how to report on the killing and what portions of the video...

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Treating the Internet as the enemy in the Middle East

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

The snow and freezing temperatures that struck Saudi Arabia unexpectedly in December 2013 were newsworthy in a desert kingdom better known for its extreme heat. But the fact that the ensuing power outages at a regional prison left prisoners...

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Surveillance forces journalists to think and act like spies

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

Once upon a time, a journalist never gave up a confidential source. When someone comes forward, anonymously, to inform the public, it's better to risk time incarcerated than give them up. This ethical responsibility was also a practical and...

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Two continents, two courts, two approaches to privacy

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

At 3:20 a.m. on August 24, 2014, the strongest earthquake in a quarter-century rocked the San Francisco Bay Area, causing damage widely estimated at between $300 million and $1 billion....

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Journalists overcome obstacles through crowdfunding and determination

April 27, 2015 11:01 AM ET

During South Africa's Boer War, at the turn of the 20th century, a determined news organization relocated reporters, copy editors, and printing presses to the front line to ensure accurate reporting. In the Warsaw Ghetto, during World War II,...

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China's Great Cannon: New weapon to suppress free speech online

April 21, 2015 6:12 PM ET

China, rated as the eighth most censored country in the world, in a report released by CPJ today, has long had a strong line of defense against free speech online. Its Golden Shield Project, launched by the Ministry of...

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10 Most Censored Countries

April 21, 2015 10:00 AM ET

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When it comes to Great Firewall attacks, HTTPS is greatest defense

April 8, 2015 2:03 PM ET

The power of HTTPS to protect has been brought into sharp focus by a series of attacks against software collaboration site GitHub. These attacks consistently failed because of the site's universal use of HTTPS. Most recently, GitHub reported a...

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Evolution of Pakistan's proposed cybercrime law

April 1, 2015 2:30 PM ET

A pointer to our colleagues at Bolo Bhi, Pakistan's independent Internet freedom and electronic privacy watchdog (it's involved in gender issues too). The watchdog has been tracking the evolution of Pakistan's attempts at cybercrime legislation since 2007....

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China's CNNIC issues false certificates in serious breach of crypto trust

March 31, 2015 6:02 PM ET

In a major breach of public trust and confidence, the Chinese digital certificate authority China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) certified false credentials for numerous domains, including several owned by Google. The deliberate breach had the potential to seriously...

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