Facebook revolutions
Social Media

Iran blocks the Internet

In order to allegedly contain potential uprisings, the nation of Iran is cutting off Internet access.
Computing

Digital Trends looks back on 2011

Check out the technology headlines that stuck with our editorial staff this year.
Opinion

Facebook: We didn’t mean to censor activists

Activists using social media take another hit - but this time, Facebook says its spam filter is to blame.
Opinion

Embracing social media, for better or for worse

The world praised social sites when the Facebook-powered Jasmine Revolutions swept through the Middle East and gave citizens a voice. But now that it's being used to thwart authorities stateside, restrictions are being discussed.
Social Media

Infographic: A short history of social media

A look back on the quick rise of social networking.
Mobile

London rioters using BlackBerry Messenger to organize

London rioters are turning to the mobile private messaging app of the enterprise sector to communicate.
Computing

UN declares Internet access a human right

A new report says Internet access is a human right, and one that states need to use policies to enforce.
Computing

New York free speech activists sue Baidu for censorship

Free speech proponents want China to compensate them for blocking their content from search engine Baidu.
Social Media

Internal disagreements keeping Facebook out of China?

An interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg suggests not everyone at the social networking giant is on the same page when it comes to its Chinese presence.
Social Media

Syria wages war on its Facebook users

Syria's protesters are being punished for their reliance on Facebook, and the government is attempting to use their own technology against them.
Computing

Anonymous directs its efforts toward Iran

Anonymous' new target is the Iranian government, and the hacktivist group wants to fight the censorship-happy Iranian authorities.
Social Media

A Chinese Facebook is coming and will make huge censorship concessions

Insiders say a Facebook-Baidu collaboration is in the works, and that the social network will allow government censorship.
Social Media

Facebook lobbyist says it allows ‘too much’ free speech in some countries

Some recent statements from Facebook execs make it sound as if the company is trying to pave its way to China--but at a cost.
Computing

Rebels hijack Gadhafi’s phone network

A team of telecommunication rebels have ended the communication block in Libya by pirating a state-controlled cellular network and opening it up for citizens.
Computing

US developing panic button for activists abroad

The government wants to help activists keep their technology safe with the help of a button that will wipe out all their sensitive information.
Computing

Burma bans Skype, severing global communication

Burma restricts communications even more, and in a country where a cell phone is a luxury, this means reaching out to the world is nearly impossible.
Social Media

Burma joins the Facebook Revolutions

The success of Internet-enabled revolutions are now reaching as far as Burma, where activists face an extremely brutal government.