21WIRE + The New York Times | According the new chief of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, news outlet Russia Today represents a challenge for America similar to that posed by terrorist organisations.
Stuart J. Hooper + RT | If you’re reading this report from a link on Facebook, it may be the very last time you do so! Who decides what is reputable or not?
Stuart J. Hooper | A worrying trend is currently emerging where governments are anonymously editing the Wikipedia entries for certain events.
21 WIRE + RT | What will this new ruling mean?
21Wire + RT | Are we in danger of losing a free internet and a free market?
21Wire + RT | The White’s latest move in selling American values down the river towards tyranny.
21 Century Wire investigates Hitler’s possible escape from his Bunker to Argentina.
Internet at a crossroads: In an in-depth interview, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom discusses the investigation against his now-defunct file-storage site, his possible extradition to the US, the future of Internet freedoms and freedom to encrypt – with his latest project ‘Mega’. Dotcom also claims that the late Aaron Schwartz was the man who ‘stopped SOPA, […]
Private Bradley Manning, accused of sharing classified US army files with the whistleblowing website Wikileaks, will get a 112 days cut from his eventual sentence. The victory for his defense team comes after a judge ruled that Manning’s 9 months in prison amounted to pre-trial punishment and was excessively harsh. Retired colonel Morris Davis told […]
21st Century Wire says… As we can now see, Facebook and other social networking giants will be playing their specific roles in the coming internet chaos and clampdown – by merging online applications and thus enabling mass invasion of privacy, virtual problem-reaction-solution scenarios can spark new outrage and be used by regulators and professional trolls […]
Israel says it will go ahead with plans to build 1500 new settler homes in East Jerusalem – the part of the city that’s considered Palestinian land. The project was given an intermediate green light by Israeli officials on Monday. This comes less then a month after the UN granted Palestine non-member observer status. Palestinians […]
Washington Post Joby Warrick The United States and five other world powers are hastily preparing for possible new talks with Iran amid signs that the country’s leaders might be willing to meet as early as next week to discuss scaling back nuclear activities in return for future sanctions relief. The six powers have agreed on […]
The European Union’s three presidents are in Oslo to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, on behalf of the group. It’s being given to commend the EU for fostering peace. But not everyone agrees – hundreds marched through the Norwegian capital in protest. RT’s Peter Oliver looks at why many believe the EU doesn’t deserve […]
21st Century Wire LATEST FROM THE JUNGLE (and the dangers of early retirement files): Yesterday, December 4, VICE broke the news that anti-virus mogul and “person of interest” in a Belizean murder case John McAfee has retained the services of high-power attorney Telésforo Guerra after fleeing to Guatemala. Later that afternoon, John and his lawyer […]
Whistleblower and former NSA crypto-mathematician who served in the agency for decades – virtual privacy in US, Petraeus affair and whistleblowers’ odds in fight against the authorities are among key topics of this exclusive interview… ….
Britain’s so-called “snooper’s charter” bill is heating up debates among MPs as parliamentary reports on it are being prepared. The bill’s initiator has just released an emotional verbal offensive against the opponents, equaling them to criminals.
Washington Post Max Fisher It appears that the Syrian government may have just taken a drastic measure it has conspicuously avoided over the nearly two years of fighting: cutting itself off from the Internet. Renesys, a Web-monitoring service, reported Thursday morning that sweeping outages in Syria had shut down 92 percent of the country’s routed networks. […]
An anti-piracy company has found itself in the middle of a huge controversy. CIAPC, the company that had The Pirate Bay blocked by ISPs in Finland, tracked an alleged file-sharer and demanded a cash settlement. However, the Internet account holder refused to pay which escalated things to an unprecedented level. In response, this week police […]
Patrick Henningsen | The UK already has dozens of ‘security’ and intelligence agencies, some of which are even spying on each other. To think that any of these would embrace ‘transparency’ is a bit of a joke.
Gawker | Inside the life of a super-troll.