Blogs and the people behind the news…
The politics of digital networks
Jillian C. York’s blog • “Writes regularly about free expression, politics, and the Internet, with particular focus on the Arab world.” Affiliated with Global Voices Online and Electronic Frontier Foundation. @jilliancyork
Tech President • Blog of the Personal Democracy Forum. “Daily resource for hard-hitting analysis, breaking news and insightful coverage of meta trends at the intersection of technology and politics.” @pdmteam
Deeplinks • Electronic Frontier Foundation’s news blog, covering civil liberties in the digital world.
Tangled Web • “Focuses on the smart ways people in closed societies are using social media, mobile phones, and the Internet to circumvent their governments. It also covers the efforts of less-than-democratic governments to control the web.” By Luke Allnutt at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. @lukeallnutt
Google Public Policy Blog • “Google’s views on government, policy and politics.”
Google European Public Policy Blog • “Google’s views on Government, policy and politics in Europe.”
Law & Disorder • Ars Technica’s blog covering “tech law and policy in the digital age.”
Governance across borders • Blog by a group of researchers that “shares ideas, concepts and examples on how to deal with old and new forms of such transnational governance.” Loosely affiliated with the research group “Institution Building Across Borders” at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. @govxborders
The Internet Policy Blog • “On Internet policy research, events and discussion from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford.”
International Law and the Internet • “A blog on why norms matter online” by Matthias Ketteman at the Institute of International Law at the University of Graz, who writers about Internet governance and human rights. @MCKettemann
Development, democratization, crisis management
iRevolution • “Thought pieces on how innovation and technology are revolutionizing the power of the individual through radical self-sufficiency, determination, independence, survival and resilience.” By crisis mapper Patrick Meier. @PatrickMeier
Nancy Scola’s blog • Writes on “politics, policy, technology, and culture,” and often ends up “focusing on change and innovation, whether that’s the future of political organizing or the future of food.” @nancyscola
Global media reform, citizen journalism, civic media
Global Voices Online • “A community of more than 300 bloggers and translators around the world who work together to bring you reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media.” @globalvoices
CPJ Blog • “Press Freedom News and Views.”
Threat Level • “Privacy, crime and security online” at Wired.com.
Google Online Security Blog • “The latest news and insights from Google on security and safety on the Internet.”
Krebs on Security by Brian Krebs • “In-depth security news and investigation” by a former Washington Post reporter, covering online crime investigations, new threats, security updates, data breaches and cyber justice. @briankrebs
Technology, Thoughts, and Trinkets • How privacy is affected by digital surveillance, with a focus on deep packet inspection. By Christopher Parsons, a postdoctoral fellow at the Munk School’s Citizen Lab. @caparsons
Niche topics in fields relevant to the politics of digital networks
CJNEWS India • India-focused collective blog with news and opinion about techno-legal issues.
Mapping Online Publics • Research blog by the New Media and Public Communication program at Queensland University of Technology, with a focus on Twitter data gathering, processing, textual analysis and visualization.
The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy • Blog and online resources on laws and policies relating to spatial and location data in terms of privacy, national security and intellectual property. Run by Kevin Pomfret.
Res Communis • Blog “on the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies” at the University of Mississippi Schol of Law’s National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law.
People conversant in fields relevant to the politics of digital networks
Evgeny Morozov @ Author of “The Net Delusion“.
Rebecca MacKinnon @ Internet freedom activist, wrote “Consent of the Networked“.
Ben Hammersley @ muses on the Internet’s effect on society, foreign policy, business, and culture.
Beth Noveck @ Professor at New York Law School, focuses on the future of democracy in the 21st century.
Sameer Padania @ Works in the Media Programme at the Open Society Foundations, based in London.
Sami ben Gharbia @ Director of Global Voices Advocacy, co-founder of Tunisian group blog nawaat.org.
Tom Glaisyer @ “Media and democracy, networks and political institutions.”
Jonathan Zittrain @ teaches Internet Law at Harvard.
Lawrence Lessig @ co-founded Creative Commons.
Dan Gillmor @ teaches digital media entrepreneurship.
Steven Levy @ wrote “In The Plex” about Google
Joichi Ito @ directs MIT media lab.
Danah Boyd @ researches online youth behaviour.
Doc Searls @ co-authored “The Cluetrain manifesto“.
Jay Rosen @ teaches journalism at NYU.
Micah Sifry @ organizes Personal Democracy Forum.
Andrew Rasiej @ organizes Personal Democracy Forum.
Jeff Jarvis @ wrote “What Would Google Do“.
Tim Berners-Lee @ invented the World Wide Web.
Clay Shirky @ wrote “Cognitive Surplus“.
Douglas Rushkoff @ wrote “Program or Be Programmed“.
Jaron Lanier pioneered virtual reality.
Seth Godin @ pioneered permission marketing.
Tim Wu @ defends network neutrality.
Vint Cerf co-invented the Internet.
Mark Pesce @ co-invented VRML.
Carl Bildt @ is Sweden’s tech-savvy foreign minister.
Misha Glenny @ wrote “DarkMarket” about cybercrime.
Hans Rosling @ developed Gapminder.
John Perry Barlow @ Co-founded EFF.
Yochai Benkler wrote “The Wealth of Networks“.
Anne-Marie Slaughter @ Professor at Princeton, wrote “America’s Edge“.
Charles Kenny @ Author of “Getting Better“.
Andy Carvin @ Twitter news curator, now at First Look Media.
Christopher Soghoian @ is principal technologist behind ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.
Eben Moglen teaches law and legal history at Columbia University, founded Software Freedom Law Center.
Edward Snowden revealed widespread illegal Internet surveillance by the NSA and other orgs.
Glenn Greenwald @ Published Snowden’s revelations. Founded The Intercept.
Laura Poitras is a documentary filmmaker; published Snowden’s revelations.
Marietje Schaake @ Dutch pro-Internet MEP.
Katherine Maher @ Chief Communications Officer at Wikimedia Foundation.
Mona Eltahawy @ For freedom of expression and women’s rights in the Arab world.