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February 4th, 2012

Are the days of web surfing over?

CDDRL Op-ed

In an opinion piece for The New York Times on Feb. 4, Evgeny Morozov declares the days of cyberspace exploration over, snuffed out by the world of social media and search engine optimization. Read more »



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Q&A: Larry Diamond's documentary on democracy activism
The documentary, for which Diamond was a producer, won high praise from critics and leaders like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The Daily spoke with Diamond about the film’s origins, its critical reception and its future.
Mention of Larry Diamond in The Stanford Daily on February 4, 2013

How Obama Abandoned Bahrain's Democratic Reformers
Larry Diamond: "With the world watching other Middle East hotspots, the country's monarchy has continued suppressing anti-authoritarian dissidents -- and the White House has let it happen."
Mention of Larry Diamond in The Atlantic on January 9, 2013

Burma's Emerging Democracy
Stanford University democracy scholar Larry Diamond recently spent time in Burma meeting political parties, government officials and civil society groups. Author, editor or co-editor of 36 books on democracy, Diamond spoke to The Irrawaddy Reporter Simon Roughneen about the current transition in Burma.
Mention of Larry Diamond in The Irrawaddy News Magazine on July 24, 2012

In Search of the Hardware Behind the Cloud
Evgeny Morozov: "Labor Day weekend in 1969—Saturday, Aug. 30, to be more precise—deserves more prominence in history books. At any rate, that is what Andrew Blum, a correspondent for Wired magazine, wants us to believe: He says the date marks the 'Internet's physical birth.' It was then that ..."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in Wall Street Journal on June 8, 2012

Why Hillary Clinton Should Join Anonymous
Evgeny Morozov: "It's hard to deny the intellectual ambiguity of “Internet freedom” when among its staunchest defenders are idealistic hacktivists from Anonymous and hard-nosed diplomats from the U.S. State Department—two groups that otherwise disagree on everything else. Ironically, both may end up ..."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in Slate Magazine (blog) on April 23, 2012

Beware the unholy alliance of state and internet
Evgeny Morozov: "'Surveillance means safety.' This is the argument wherever and whenever governments seek new powers to monitor their citizens. Proposed legislation in the UK to enable police and intelligence services to access emails, Skype calls and Facebook messages is ..."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in Financial Times (subscription) on April 3, 2012

How automated journalism and loss of reading privacy may hurt civil discourse
Evgeny Morozov: "If there is one unambiguous trend in how the Internet is developing today, it's the drive toward the personalization of our online experience."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in Slate Magazine (blog) on March 19, 2012

Stanford announces commencement speakers
Alum Cory Booker, JD '96, mayor of Newark, N.J., will address graduates at Stanford's 121st Commencement June 17, the university announced. In other plans, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Larry Diamond will deliver a "final lecture" to the Class of 2012 as Class Day speaker June 16.
Mention of Larry Diamond in Stanford University News on February 7, 2012

Warning: This Site Contains Conspiracy Theories
Evgeny Morozov: "Does Google have a responsibility to help stop the spread of 9/11 denialism, anti-vaccine activism, and other fringe beliefs?"
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in Slate Magazine (blog) on January 30, 2012

The Dangers of Sharing
Evgeny Morozov reviews Lori Andrews', "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy."
Mention of Evgeny Morozov in New York Times on January 27, 2012

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