(This originally appeared as “Why Governments Use Broadcast TV and Dissidents Use Twitter” on The Atlantic.com) Last March I was walking past Gezi Park with a Turkish friend at dusk. He had just joined me from prayers and I asked him what he thought about the brewing debate over […]
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(This originally appeared as “Singapore Doesn’t Always Need Internet Censorship to Silence Critics” on TechPresident. Redux + additional links on Freedom to Tinker.) Singapore likes to promote itself as a business-friendly country where the government has a soft touch. But by firing a professor known for criticizing the government’s censorship strategies, […]
(This appeared as “Let’s Nationalize Facebook” in Slate’s Future Tense Blog.) Over the last several years, Facebook has become a public good and an important social resource. But as a company, it is behaving badly, and long term, that may cost it: A spring survey found that almost half […]
Interviewed for LA Times http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/23/business/la-fi-obama-tech-sanctions-20120424
Political Parties & Voter Privacy: Australia, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom in Comparative Perspective
Howard, Philip N., and Daniel Kreiss. “Political Parties & Voter Privacy: Australia, Canada, the United States and United Kingdom in Comparative Perspective.” First Monday 15, no. 12. Political parties are among the most lax, unregulated organizations handling large volumes of personally identifiable data about citizens’ behavior and attitudes. We analyze […]