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The Winners Of The Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Are ... | The Los Angeles Times

April 12, 2014

Current Interest: “Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink. Fiction: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki. Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: “We Need New Names” by NoViolet Bulawayo. Graphic Novel/Comics: “Today is the Last Day of the Rest of ...


Secret 'Cuban Twitter' Poses Big Hurdle For Bloggers, Exiles | Huffington Post

April 5, 2014

"Cuban authorities already try to paint critical bloggers like Yoani Sanchez as U.S.-funded mercenaries, and the report about ZunZuneo will only give them more ammunition," said Emily Parker, a former State Department policy adviser and author of the ...


Future Tense Initiative & Tsinghua University Launch New U.S.-China Green Electronics Competition

March 26, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC — The Future Tense initiative – a partnership of New America, Arizona State University, and Slate magazine – is pleased to announce the launch of Green Electronics: A U.S.-China Maker Challenge, an unprecedented online DIY competition focused on preventing the creation of electronic waste (e-waste). The competition, a collaboration between Future Tense, China's Tsinghua University and other partners, invites U.S. and Chinese makers to find creative ways to turn yesterday's cellphone battery into tomorrow's treasure. 


Net Neutrality and the Fight for Your TV | The Globe and Mail

March 24, 2014

“This [potential Apple-Comcast] workaround is worth considerable scrutiny, particularly in light of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, as it speaks to both Comcast’s willingness to skirt around the rules now, and the potential harm if it’s able to do so as a combined entity with considerable market share in a variety of related industries,” said Sarah Morris, senior policy counsel for the Open Technology Institute.

Twittersphere Rallies To Help Turks By-Pass Block | AFP

March 22, 2014

Emily Parker, a New America Foundation fellow who has a new book on digital activism in authoritarian governments, noted that many people are able to use Twitter despite bans in countries such as China. "Turkey may have an even harder time keeping ...


Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Sheri Fink Win Book Awards | The New York Times

March 14, 2014

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Sheri Fink were among the winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards, named Thursday night in New York City. The awards, given annually to books published in the United States in English, are chosen by a group of nearly 600 critics and editors from major publications that cover books.

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Revealed: Nsa Plans To Hack Potentially Millions Of Computers

March 12, 2014

Reporting for The Intercept Wednesday on the latest revelations from Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher expose the spy agency's plans to hack millions of computers. According to classified documents, the NSA has ...


Netflix To Pay Comcast For Smoother Online Video Streaming | Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2014

"Netflix didn't have any options," said Marvin Ammori, an Internet policy expert at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society. "And Netflix cried, 'uncle.'" But by making peace with Netflix, Comcast removes or at least softens the voice of ...

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Stranger Than Fiction | Huffington Post

February 24, 2014

My friend Emily Parker was an editor of the op-ed section of The New York Times. In 2009, she came to Beijing and asked me to write an article, and we became friends. She did research on the Internet in the U.S., in Russia, and in China. She says in ...

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Comcast And Netflix Reach Deal On Service | The New York Times

February 23, 2014

Others, including Tim Wu, a Columbia Law School professor and advocate for net neutrality, said the interconnection agreement between Comcast and Netflix was one of the first such arrangements where a broadband provider like Comcast has extracted ...

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