From the StopBadware blog: "We’re very pleased to announce that, as of today, Sunbelt Software has joined Google as a data partner, providing updated data about badware websites to our Clearinghouse...The new data allow us to extend and deepen our analysis of, and insight into, the badware website landscape."
Ben Wikler from Avaaz.org will discuss Avvaz.org's approach to online political organizing by nimbly aggregating small actions by individuals around the world into focused campaigns on issues like conflict, human rights, and climate change.
From the CMLP blog: "As part of today's launch of YouTube's Reporters' Center, which features how-to videos on news reporting, the Citizen Media Law Project created a short video addressing some of the newsgathering and privacy issues people are likely to face as they head out with camera in hand to cover the news..."
Much enthusiasm surrounds the opportunities made available by digital media for people to express themselves and participate in the public sphere without having to go through traditional gatekeepers. While the enthusiasm about new opportunities is thus warranted, little is known about who is actually participating, who is not, and what participation patterns may imply for the democratizing potential of new tools and services. This talk draws on unique survey data collected in 2009 to explore these questions.
The Citizen Media Law Project (CMLP), assisted by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, urged the New Hampshire Supreme Court to defend the First Amendment rights of a website that covers news about the mortgage industry.