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Why do governments keep banning social media when it never works out for them?

[Commentary] You'd think world leaders would know better. Shut down the Internet (or some services that it hosts), and the users will come after you.

How the Washington Post reported on gender and video games in 1994

The portrayal of women in video games and the gender dynamics of the gaming community have received ample attention in recent years.

Syria hit with a near nationwide Internet outage

Multiple Internet monitoring companies are reporting that Syria has been hit with a near country-wide outage.

The FCC and Rural Call Completion

The Federal Communications Commission is requiring phone companies with more than 100,000 domestic subscribers to submit aggregated reports on calls that customers make to rural areas.

Creepy or useful: When retail employees start recognizing you with Google Glass

Hybris Software has its eye on the future of commerce. Here’s the process:

Shocker! The more people use the Internet, the less they like Web censorship

According the Pew Research Center, Internet usage and support for net freedom share a close relationship -- no matter where you live.

NSA surveillance program reaches ‘into the past’ to retrieve, replay phone calls

The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording “100 percent” of a foreign country’s telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to p

How a laser beam could quadruple the speed of the Internet

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology say they've come up with a new kind of laser that's capable of quadrupling the bandwidth on today's fastest fiber optic networks.

WhatsApp promises not to sell your data. Why you may be skeptical

For global messaging sensation WhatsApp, the privacy brouhaha that followed its sale to Facebook came as a rude surprise.

As viewing habits change, political campaigns must change their habits, as well

For half a century, television ads have been the staple of political campaigns, the preferred, if costly, vehicle for communicating a candidate’s message to the voters. What happens when people stop watching live television?