Christian Science Monitor

Google publishes eight national security letters after US lifts gag order

Google published eight National Security Letters (NSLs) online that had previously been subject to controversial gag orders.

Is the media contributing to global inequality?

[Commentary] As more media outlets fall under the control of a shrinking number of private owners, opportunities for ordinary people around the globe to participate and produce media are under threat.

Standing Rock 'check in' marks turning point for activists

[Commentary] In a show of "clicktivism," more than 1.4 million people on Facebook used geolocation tagging to "check in" to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation page.

Protecting the internet's purpose

[Commentary] To digital natives, the internet is a given.

Why did Twitter suspend Geofeedia over ACLU surveillance report?

After the American Civil Liberties Union released a report showing that Chicago-based startup Geofeedia had been contracted by multiple law enforcement agencies to conduct social media surveillance, Twitter announced that it had suspended the comp

Trust gap: What happens when black communities call 911 less often?

The first study of its kind found 911 calls in black Milwaukee neighborhoods dropped significantly following the beating of Frank Jude, an unarmed black man. And then crime rates rose.

Digital attack on journalist raises specter of online censorship

After an unprecedented online assault took down cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs's influential cybersecurity blog, he was able to return to the web because of a new service that protects journalists and activists from online censorship.

With terror in spotlight, government requests for Twitter data surge

At a moment when governments around the world are working harder to confront the Islamic State and its propagandists on the web, Twitter said requests from officials to strip tweets from the service grew by nearly 13 percent in the past six months

How beneficial are 'one-to-one' laptop programs in schools?

[Commentary] An international study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found no positive evidence of impact of educational technology on student performance.

A better tech platform for Hillary Clinton

[Commentary] The 2016 Democratic Party Platform fails to offer meaningful improvements to national tech policy that would improve cybersecurity.