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How the Internet “Kill Switch” Bill Became the Bulwark of Internet Independence

by Matthew L. Schafer Last June, speculation began to build that a new cybersecurity bill floated by Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Tom Carper (D-DE) gave President Obama the power shut down the Internet.  Despite the blowback, … Continue reading

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The Fight Over Wikileaks and the Freedom of the Press

by Matthew L. Schafer While numerous politicians have come out against WikiLeaks, the events of the past week claim a unique distinction over the previous rebukes.  In the past week, Senator Joseph Lieberman [I-CT] called for investigations into both WikiLeaks, … Continue reading

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Wikileaks Has Changed Journalism, But It Didn’t Do It Alone

by Matthew L. Schafer “The greatest danger in this country today is not the release of these documents, but the secrecy, the deception, the politics, the manipulation which is undermining the confidence of the American people in both political parties.”  … Continue reading

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