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Hacking for freedom: U.S. hacks al-Qaeda sites in Yemen

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says cyber hacking team replaces anti-American propaganda on site in a 48-hour period.

By May. 24, 2012


Google Ideas tackles violent extremism

The Web giant launches a new online initiative to bring together former extremists, survivors, nonprofits, academics, and private sector leaders to fight violent radicalism.

By Apr. 25, 2012


Arizona pushes law to make 'annoying' comments illegal

What if obnoxious or aggressive remarks made on Facebook and Twitter ended in criminal charges? Some free speech advocates are saying that's what a new law in Arizona could do.

By Apr. 4, 2012


Many aghast at Facebook friends' politics, study finds

It seems, astonishingly, that people aren't quite so familiar with how politically peculiar their Facebook friends are. At least that's what a Pew Study says. It also says 75 percent post something political.

By Mar. 12, 2012


How the hacker bogeyman is coming to get you

commentary U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns of a "cyber-Pearl Harbor." Pardon my sarong, but we've seen this movie before.

By Oct. 16, 2012


Sen. Joe Lieberman: Google's Blogger needs 'terrorist' button

Saying that alleged pipe-bomber Jose Pimentel used a Blogger-based blog to spread hate-filled screeds and links to bomb-making instructions, Lieberman sends letter to Google CEO Larry Page expressing opinion that Blogger should feature a content-flagging button like YouTube's.

By Nov. 24, 2011


Hate speech on Facebook: How much is too much?

The release of a Jewish human rights center's annual report about "hate 2.0" coincided with a sticky situation for Facebook over Holocaust denial groups on the site.

By May. 13, 2009


Facebook investigating removal of Sarah Palin post

Former Alaska governor writes forceful post against building of mosque near site of the September 11 attacks. Some try to flag it as violation of terms of service.

By Jul. 22, 2010


Internet not to blame for terrorism

A study by a British think tank finds that concerns about the Web's role in terrorism may be exaggerated.

By Mar. 11, 2009


Newest Great American Novel rants at Apple

In Jonathan Franzen's much-hyped new novel, a main character gives a sarcastic interview in which he suggests the iPod is a symbol of Republicanism and that Apple is, well, kind of evil.

By Sep. 8, 2010