A blackout landing page is displayed on a laptop computer screen inside the "Anti-Sopa War Room" at the offices of the Wikipedia Foundation in San Francisco, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012. January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in a protest of pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content. The Internet companies are concerned that the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House and the Protect Intellectual Property Act under consideration in the Senate, if passed, could be used to target legitimate sites where users share content. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

OSCE Criticizes EU, US For Restricting Internet Freedom

(NEW YORK) MintPress — While the Arab Spring highlighted the power of the Internet and social media to facilitate political reform, it also revealed the extent to which governments can use technology to track and crack down on their own people. President Obama last month threatened to impose sanctions on Syria and Iran for doing so. Ironically, according […]