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In Syria, a detained Internet activist remains in limbo

Two years ago this week, authorities arrested a computer programmer, Bassel Khartabil, involved in protests against the Syrian government. There's still no word on when he'll be released.

By Mar. 11, 2014

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Activist group to debut barcode-scanning boycott Israel app

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement is coming out with a smartphone app that can scan products to see if the manufacturer has ties to Israel.

By Mar. 13, 2014

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Activist 'Twitter Dress' tweets political messages

An Internet-connected frock that streams tweets gives young Swedes a voice at the annual bigwig political summit Almedalen Week.

By Jul. 15, 2013

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Memorial service honors Swartz as activist, individual

At a memorial gathering for Aaron Swartz in New York City, the tech activist's death prompts tender recollections and fierce resolve.

By Jan. 19, 2013

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Internet activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide

The 26-year-old hacker and information activist had faced charges for his alleged role in making MIT academic journal articles public.

By Jan. 12, 2013

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'No more iSlave:' An activist fights for iPhone workers

Debby Chan, a human rights activist based in Hong Kong, has led the battle to improve conditions for employees of China's giant contract manufacturers

By Sep. 25, 2012

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Activist for Anonymous arrested during online chat

Barrett Brown is arrested during an online chat, after he appeared in a rambling YouTube video in which he spoke of ruining an FBI agent's life.

By Sep. 13, 2012

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Was Apple protest leader Mark Shields an 'accidental activist'?

More than 250,000 people signed Mark Shields' petition demanding better conditions for workers who assemble iPads. Shields said he fell into the cause accidentally. But he also does this sort of thing for a living.

By May. 3, 2012

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Cuban activist blogger forced to stay on the island

Acclaimed Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez has repeatedly tried to travel internationally but local authorities refuse to let her leave--human rights organizations think it's because of the political views she writes about on her blog.

By Feb. 7, 2012

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Activist investor taps MTV, NBC alums for Yahoo proxy war

Dan Loeb's Third Point files papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to wrest four board seats from the Web giant.

By Feb. 14, 2012