Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor is founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship, a project of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State University, and is the author of We the Media: Grassroots Journalism by the People, for the People, and Mediactive.

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Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:06am
Mark Zuckerberg Called Obama About the NSA. Let's Not Hang up the Phone
Let’s applaud Mark Zuckerberg’s increasingly public angst over the US government’s sabotage of communications security, and the Internet itself.
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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 7:19am
Get Ready: The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance Is Coming
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 8:11am
Ruling Against Net Neutrality: Victory for Telecoms, Blow For Rest of Us
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Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 9:25am
My 2014 Resolution: Stop My Country From Becoming a Surveillance State
Our New Year's resolutions tend to be well-meaning and hard to keep. That's because we resolve to change our lives in fundamental ways – get fit, etc. But inertia and habit are the enemy of change, and we usually fall back into old patterns. It's human nature.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 8:45am
Thanks to WikiLeaks, We See Just How Bad TPP Trade Deal is for Regular People
Among the many betrayals of the Obama administra
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:26am
Facebook's New Business Plan: From Utility to Monopoly
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Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 11:22am
A Strategy for Filtering America's Toxic Sludge of Political Advertising
Two years ago, in the weeks before America's 2010 elections, I suggested that the safest strategy for voters was to disbelieve all political advertising. It's even more important now. The barrage of lies and distortions this year is looking to dwarf what we saw in the last national campaign. But this time, a huge amount of the money being spent to poison voters' minds is coming from people who lack the honor and/or courage to admit what they're doing.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 7:13am
If Twitter Doesn't Reinstate Guy Adams, It's a Defining Moment
Once again, we're reminded of a maxim when it comes to publishing on other people's platforms: we publish at their sufferance. But there's a corollary: When they take down what we publish, they take an enormous risk with their own futures.
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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 2:01pm
Meanwhile, in the Land of the Free…
In December 2010, the major payment systems used to buy goods and services online decided that Wikileaks was no longer an acceptable customer. Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal summarily cut off service, putting Wikileaks into deep financial trouble and further marginalizing an organization that had become an object of fear and loathing inside the US government and other centers of wealth and power.
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