Will the Snowden affair lead to the Internet’s breakup?

President Obama might as well have had on his Nobel laureate coat and tails back in August. That’s when he weighed in on the revelations from fugitive intelligence analyst Edward Snowden that had ignited a worldwide furor over the vast reach of previously undisclosed U.S. electronic snooping. The moment was reminiscent of Obama’s 2009 Nobel […]

The myth of the free, unregulated Internet

Who regulates the Internet? If you answered “nobody”—because the government keeps its hands off—read on. Earlier this month, The New York Times exposed a squalid online mini-industry that makes its money from posting photos taken of people who’ve just been arrested—not drunken celebrities at the rag end of a frolic, but ordinary people. This is […]