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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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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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Just How Open Is the Web? | BBC

January 9, 2014

Openness was at the very centre of Sir Tim Berners-Lee's original vision for the world wide web. But 25 years on, how close is today's web to that idea -- and what do we actually mean by 'open' in this context? The BBC's Technology Correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones has been exploring openness online - and some of the threats facing it.

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The Challenge of Getting the Truth About China | NPR

December 20, 2013

During Vice President Joe Biden's recent visit to China, he complained to the highest officials about the treatment of western reporters. After weeks of anxiety for some two-dozen western reporters, the Chinese government is renewing some press passes. Yesterday, Bloomberg News said its reporters' finally had been granted the annual renewal of their press cards. The New York Times says the same for some, but not all, of its staff in China. Visas will probably follow. But one veteran of 18 years may never return to the country, and others have now been warned.

The NSA Scandal Has Damaged U.S. Credibility Online | Computer World

December 5, 2013

But surveillance does make Internet users think twice about what opinions to express, said Rebecca MacKinnon, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and cofounder of Global Voices Online. She called on the U.S. government to embrace the human rights of all Internet users, whether or not they live in the U.S.

NSA Spying Risks $35 Billion in U.S. Technology Sales | Businessweek

November 26, 2013

(IBM:US) and Intel Corp. (INTC:US). “The potential fallout is pretty huge given how much our economy depends on the information economy for its growth,” said Rebecca MacKinnon, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a Washington policy group.

The Debate Continues on Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor | The Guardian

November 26, 2013

... discussion about the NSA affair with former US Senator Bob Kerrey, a member of the 9/11 Commission; Professor Yochai Benkler, codirector of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard; and journalist Rebecca MacKinnon, a New America fellow.

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