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Technology

From the Internet's founders, a warning

More than three decades after the worldwide communications network was born, David Clark and Yochai Benkler say they’re deeply concerned that the Internet is headed in a dangerous direction that its founders never intended.

Technology

The FCC prepares for its historic net neutrality vote

The inventor of the term "net neutrality" says government involvement is key to great Internet service, and the FCC looks set to agree. The regulatory agency will vote next on a plan to make the Internet a public utility, allowing the government to block service providers from creating "fast lanes" for content.

Technology

From the Internet's founders, a warning

More than three decades after the worldwide communications network was born, David Clark and Yochai Benkler say they’re deeply concerned that the Internet is headed in a dangerous direction that its founders never intended.

Global Politics

Harvard researchers went undercover to reveal Chinese censorship tactics on the Internet

We all know about the so-called ‘Great Firewall of China,” the half-joking term for the barrier set up to prevent Western media from being consumed in China. And most of us assume there is a great deal of additional censorship with China itself. But until Gary King of Harvard University found a way to peer directly at the inner workings of Chinese censorship, no one knew exactly how it was done or what the Chinese were most serious about censoring.