freedom of speech

holy cow

India Wants to Censor the Word ‘Cow’ In a New Documentary

A Harvard economist's documentary is the latest victim of the right-wing agenda.
Ankita Rao
7.12.17
Op-Ed

The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail

'Million dollar dissident' Ahmed Mansoor’s actions protected millions of iPhone users from sophisticated spyware. If you care about your privacy and security, you should be fighting for his release.
Tanya O'Carroll
5.12.17
online censorship

Turkey Has Blocked Wikipedia and Is Censoring Twitter

President Erdoğan's crackdown on voices of dissent is expanding to the internet.
Farid Farid
4.29.17
Wicked Burn

This Indie Space Network Launched the ‘First Protest in Space’ Targeting Trump

'LOOK AT THAT, YOU SON OF A BITCH' reads a suborbital tweet paraphrasing Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell.
Becky Ferreira
4.12.17
Gear

What to Bring to a Peaceful Protest

The gear you should bring when exercising your Constitutional right to peaceably assemble, and what you should leave behind.
Samantha Cole
1.20.17
News

Researchers Accuse Canadian Internet Company of Helping Yemen Censor the Web

Citizen Lab says the Houthi rebels got help from Netsweeper to censor news and political websites.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.21.15
Hillary Clinton

Why the US Government Is Investing Millions in Internet Freedom Technologies

In post-Snowden era, the US tries more of the same.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.29.15
Internet

PayPal Cuts Off Reddit Clone Voat Over 'Obscenity'

“Now I see why the Roman Republic fell.”
Rachel Pick
6.23.15
News

Even the Bots on This Reddit Simulator Are Full of Hate Today

/r/SubredditSimulator holds a dark mirror to Reddit’s hatred.
Jordan Pearson
6.11.15
Film

Why Indie Movie Theaters Decided to Save 'The Interview'

Sony reversed its decision to cancel the release of the controversial film.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.23.14
Motherboard Blog

Google Reveals That the U.S. Is a Leader in Web Censorship

When we think of online censorship, we think of places like China, a country notorious for its Great Firewall. Just two weeks ago, party officials were forced to block searches for “Shanghai stock market” when the index opened at exactly 2346.98 and...
ALEC LIU
6.19.12