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Verizon Uses “Bed Intruder” to Make Its Case Against Regulation

by Jamilah King on August 27 2010, 9:51AM

Both sides of the broadband debate are lobbying heavily in Congress and in the court of public opinion.

Topics: Technology

Hate Speech Flourishes Online

Hate Speech Flourishes Online

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 24 2010, 2:10PM

There’s a fine line between hate speech and legit critique on the Web.

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Air Has No Prejudice, But Verizon Does

Air Has No Prejudice, But Verizon Does

by Jamilah King on August 23 2010, 4:12PM

Five lies the company’s using to convince people it’s not fighting net neutrality.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Readers Love Cuddling, and Social Security

Readers Love Cuddling, and Social Security

by Jamilah King on August 21 2010, 10:00AM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

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Friday Twitter Break: Presidents, Mosques and People We Wish Would Go Away

Friday Twitter Break: Presidents, Mosques and People We Wish Would Go Away

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 20 2010, 5:16PM

Dr. Laura just won’t quit, and neither will Wyclef.

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Al Franken: Net Neutrality is the Free Speech Issue of Our Time

Al Franken: Net Neutrality is the Free Speech Issue of Our Time

by Jamilah King on August 20 2010, 3:11PM

Hundreds gather in the Twin Cities and online to put real faces to the debate over broadband access and regulation.

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“Bed Intruder” Rant Earns Dodson Family a New Home

by Jamilah King on August 20 2010, 1:27PM

Antoine Dodon’s still cashing in on his newfound fame.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Technology

House Dems Warn Google-Verizon Deal Will Widen Digital Divide

House Dems Warn Google-Verizon Deal Will Widen Digital Divide

by Jamilah King on August 17 2010, 12:59PM

FCC was reportedly “very close” to deal that included wireless protections for users.

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Friday Twitter Break: Meet the Brown Twitter Bird

Friday Twitter Break: Meet the Brown Twitter Bird

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 13 2010, 5:48PM

Because not all black folks Tweet the same.

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Here's Why the Broadband Debate Matters For You

Here’s Why the Broadband Debate Matters For You

by Jamilah King on August 13 2010, 2:08PM

Yeah, it’s complicated. But here’s a primer on “net neutrality” and why communities of color should care about it.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Web Bangs on

Web Bangs on “EvilGoogle” HQ Door

by Jamilah King on August 12 2010, 6:46PM

As the debate fades in Washington, it’s picking up everywhere else.

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Broadband

Broadband “Stamps” for the Web’s Poor

by Jamilah King on August 12 2010, 9:04AM

Because why bother with universal access?

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The

The “Bed Intruder” Video, YouTube Fame and Modern Minstrelsy

by Jamilah King on August 6 2010, 8:05PM

Antoine Dodson is an overnight Web celebrity, but that doesn’t change much about our love affair with minstrelsy.

Topics: Antoine Dodson, Arts & Culture, Technology

Readers React: Tackling Facebook's Racism (On Facebook)

Readers React: Tackling Facebook’s Racism (On Facebook)

by Channing Kennedy on August 6 2010, 7:21PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

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Friday Twitter Break: The Week Kanye West Joined Twitter

Friday Twitter Break: The Week Kanye West Joined Twitter

by Julianne Hing on August 6 2010, 6:55PM

While Wyclef Jean decided to be president, Naomi Campbell confessed she’s never heard of Liberia and the GOP, well, went on being the GOP.

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Verizon, Google Plot an Internet With Traffic Ghettos

Verizon, Google Plot an Internet With Traffic Ghettos

by Jamilah King on August 5 2010, 5:30PM

Open Internet advocates worry Web sources who can’t pay for access will be drowned out—and ask you to tell Google as much.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Facebook Can Predict Your Ethnicity

Facebook Can Predict Your Ethnicity

by Jamilah King on August 4 2010, 4:28PM

They’re crunching data to figure out a “Washington” surname probably means you’re black—so they can sell you and your friends stuff based on it.

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Friday Twitter Break: Progress Ain't Quick

Friday Twitter Break: Progress Ain’t Quick

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 30 2010, 4:38PM

From Arizona to Capitol Hill, it’s been a tough week.

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A Digital Divide Between U.S. and Foreign-Born Latinos, Too

A Digital Divide Between U.S. and Foreign-Born Latinos, Too

by Jamilah King on July 28 2010, 11:49AM

Cost and service remain the key factors in who gets online and how.

Topics: Net Neutrality, Technology

Friday Twitter Break: Journalism's Priorities

Friday Twitter Break: Journalism’s Priorities

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on July 23 2010, 12:06PM

From Sherrod to Lindsay Lohan, it’s this week’s best of the shortest.

Topics: Technology