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Revolution 2.0: Rebooting Tunisia

Revolution 2.0: Rebooting Tunisia

This last week was one of the most intense moments for the French and Arabic social media sphere since the arrival of Web 2.0. The Tunisian revolution, which has been growing both on the ground and online since Dec. 17, came to a double climax. Yesterday, dictator Zine al Abidine Ben Ali announced the immediate end of all Net censorship and then…

Revolution 2.0: Rebooting Tunisia

Revolution 2.0: Rebooting Tunisia

This last week was one of the most intense moments for the French and Arabic social media sphere since the arrival of Web 2.0. The Tunisian revolution, which has been growing both on the ground and online since Dec. 17, came to a double climax. Yesterday, dictator Zine al Abidine Ben Ali announced the immediate […]

French Net Neutrality is on Death Row

French Net Neutrality is on Death Row

A recently leaked report [PDF] from France’s State Secretary of Digital Economy reveals the government’s efforts to deeply bury net neutrality for this country. This is the latest episode in an ongoing attempt to control the Internet. The final chapter could take place as soon as next month when the National Assembly starts working on a net…

The Google Tax: Hiding The Real Threats to French Democracy

The Google Tax: Hiding The Real Threats to French Democracy

French president Nicolas Sarkozy recently announced the so-called Google tax, which would tax online advertising revenues and then use the money to help “legal music platforms.” The tax was, among a few other ideas, suggested by a committee lead by Patrick Zelnik. (Funny enough, Zelnik is also the producer of France’s First Lady and pop singer…