Quartz

More African governments are trying to control what’s being said on social media and blogs

Increasingly, African governments are looking at the internet as a threat and are using a motley of targeted shutdowns, surveillance, and arbitrary legislation to silence digital users.

The 17 years since the Microsoft antitrust case taught us that regulation can spur innovation

In June of 2000, a judge in the US district court for the District of Columbia ruled that Microsoft should be broken up into two separate units—one for Microsoft’s operating system and another for its software products.