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Google Plus Finally Gives Up on Its Ineffective, Dangerous Real-Name Policy

  • By
  • Rebecca MacKinnon,
  • New America Foundation
September 17, 2014 |
After three years, Google finally got it. Google now admits it was wrong to require real names on Google Plus, and it’s apologized for taking so long, causing “unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users.” Too bad it had to learn the hard way, but better late than never.

Even For Censorship Savvy China, Icts Can Cut Through Corruption, Study Finds | TechPresident

May 23, 2014

A 2009 study of Chinese censorship by Rebecca MacKinnon revealed that sometimes 50 percent or more of posts with censor-trigger words remain online. While “corruption” is one of 50 categories under which officials censor materials, a test revealed that ...

Saving Privacy

  • By
  • Rebecca MacKinnon,
  • New America Foundation
May 19, 2014 |

China's Latest Crackdown On Porn Has Little To Do With Porn | Quartz

April 14, 2014

“Historically in China … the technology used to censor porn has ended up being used more vigorously to censor political content than smut,” Rebecca MacKinnon, an expert on China's internet, wrote about a previous campaign in 2009. That year, several ...

As Turkey's Erdogan Has Discovered, You Can't Turn Off Twitter | The Guardian

March 22, 2014

... way the NSA and GCHQ have turned it into an Orwellian dream machine, and in the way the Chinese have invented a new form of tech-savvy governance – what the internet freedom campaigner Rebecca Mackinnon named "networked authoritarianism".

Free Flow of Information or Censorship? | KCRW

March 14, 2014

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Is Digital Technology Advancing or Limiting Freedom of the Press?

  • By
  • Rebecca MacKinnon,
  • New America Foundation
March 10, 2014 |

Linkedin Makes Major Play For China | Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2014

As a professional networking service, not a more general service such as Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn may have a shot at operating in China, said Rebecca MacKinnon, China expert and human rights activist with New America Foundation. But, MacKinnon ...

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