WSJ’s Safehouse Not All That Safe

Last Thursday, The Wall Street Journal launched its own version of WikiLeaks. The site is called SafeHouse, and purports to provide a place where readers can help the WSJ “uncover fraud, abuse and other wrongdoing.” With the standalone site, WSJ is...

Social Media Spreads Revolution in Egypt

Major protests and riots in Egypt began a week ago today. Undoubtedly inspired by the recent uprisings in Tunisia, the current state of dissention has been a long while in the making. We have been covering the growing unrest in Egypt on the SixEstate blog for a few...

A Social Media Revolution? Tunisians Weigh In

The following is a guest article by Ben Kerson, who lived and worked for an American NGO in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, for two years. Kerson reached out to nearly two dozen Tunisian citizens for their take on recent events. Ben Kerson currently lives in New York...

Twitter in the Courtroom — U.K. & U.S.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has instigated yet another discussion about technology and legality. At the recent bail hearing for Assange in England, the judge allowed journalists to tweet during the hearing — the first time in the country that Twitter use...
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