Apr 4, 2014
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Turkish Court Speaks

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Some time ago, I blogged about Turkey’s censorship on social media, mostly because Turkey’s prime minister Erdogan got caught in scandal. Turkey’s court system took up the issue. They ruled in favor of…the people! They ruled the ban on social media sites like You Tube violates human rights. Twitter was included in this social media […]

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Mar 31, 2014
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Bitcoin Dives

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Just a few months ago, Bitcoin was the darling of many techies. It was the darling of the stock market for a while. Now, it may as well be just a collector’s item. According to the IRS, Bitcoins are just that, property, not currency. So Bitcoins aren’t fungible (Returnable or negotiable in any kind of […]

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Mar 27, 2014
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The State of News Media

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stateofnewsmedia

Without giving my age, I’m old enough to remember watching the local news at 6pm and the national news at 6:30 and that was your only news source for the day. It looks like those days are over! According of a Pew Research poll, nearly a third of adults get at least some of their […]

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Mar 23, 2014
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Google Stands Up To Turkey

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Yesterday, I talked about Turkey’s crackdown…well…let’s call it outright ban on Google and Twitter and what a firestorm it’s causing. Now, Google itself addresses the issue. Google rejected Turkey’s request to take down You Tube videos reporting Turkish government corruption. They’ve been embroiled in scandal recently, and insiders say Google won’t take such exposing videos […]

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Mar 22, 2014
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Turkey Pushes Censorship

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Several months ago, I did a top 10, or should I say bottom 10, on the most censored countries in the world when it comes to the Internet. Maybe I should redo that list. Turkey, considered a moderate Middle Eastern nation, votes to widen online censorship. The Turkish government has blocked Google and Twitter access. […]

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