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Syrian activists' Facebook pages said to be shuttered

A handful of profiles and pages on the social network, which have been gathering places for Syrians to discuss their country's civil war, have mysteriously disappeared.

By May. 22, 2013


Google activists try to sabotage Google Glass auction

A student wins in the Google #IfIHadGlass competition and tries to sell his glasses on eBay. He meets with opposition. He says he just wanted to pay off his student loans.

By Apr. 20, 2013


Breast cancer activists win battle with Facebook over mastectomy photos

A Change.org petition pushes the social network to be more conscientious in how it handles images depicting breast cancer survivors.

By Jun. 12, 2013


'Occupy' activists use iPhone line as podium for protest

A group of protesters tells CNET that they have joined the iPhone line outside Apple's flagship New York City store to decry Apple's labor practices, as well as commercialism and waste.

By Sep. 19, 2012


Free-software activists hope for detained engineer's freedom

Bassel Khartabil, a volunteer with copyright licensing nonprofit Creative Commons, was reportedly detained by the Syrian government on March 15.

By Jul. 11, 2012


Activists want stronger privacy protections for driverless cars

Consumer Watchdog says Google is going to go willy-nilly with data collection for autonomous vehicles, and the California bill shouldn't get the green light without more restrictions.

By Jun. 25, 2012


Apple under fire from activists for shooting down drone app

Petition presses Apple to allow app that maps U.S. drone strikes to be featured in company's mobile-app store. Group behind petition says map is meant to inform public about U.S. "drone wars" -- not celebrate them.

By Nov. 14, 2012


Patent activists: Let's light up Intellectual Ventures' IP portfolio

A new crowdsourced project aims to unearth and make public the details of Intellectual Ventures' patent portfolio, something Nathan Myhrvold's firm has worked hard to keep under wraps.

By Oct. 15, 2012


Labor activists call on Apple to stop squeezing suppliers

Groups critical of Apple and its manufacturing partner Foxconn say Apple can afford to pay suppliers more. That, in turn, could lead to improved working conditions at factories in China.

By Apr. 11, 2012


How U.S. sanctions hurt Iranian Internet activists

In 1997, President Clinton signed an executive order creating an electronic embargo against Iran. It's still in effect today -- and causing headaches and hassles for Internet companies.

By Mar. 21, 2012