Jillian C. York

Jillian C. York

Jillian C York is a writer and activist whose work focuses on the intersection of technology and politics.

Media

Viral Syndrome: The welcome future of journalism

Virality empowered Tahrir Square, Ferguson, and more.

Viral Syndrome: The welcome future of journalism

Politics

Internet freedom in Myanmar: A curse or an opportunity?

With Myanmar's recently acquired internet freedom, questions arise about hate speech and incitement to violence online.

Internet freedom in Myanmar: A curse or an opportunity?

Opinion

Silencing journalists: An alarming global trend

It's increasingly common for governments to use terrorism charges and national security laws to silence opposing voices.

Silencing journalists: An alarming global trend

US & Canada

The chilling effects of surveillance

Mass surveillance without due process threatens to stifle and smother dissent, keeping a populace cowed by fear.

The chilling effects of surveillance

Arts & Culture

When regulating the news becomes censorship

Requiring licenses for websites gives governments a license to censor.

When regulating the news becomes censorship

Science & Technology

How social network policies are changing speech and privacy norms

Is the proprietary nature of online speech poised to change cultural norms?

How social network policies are changing speech and privacy norms

Science & Technology

Transparency report from Microsoft follows open letter from rights groups

Microsoft's efforts to be transparent are only part of the solution to a growing problem.

Transparency report from Microsoft follows open letter from rights groups

Opinion

Make fun of Mahmoud Abbas at your peril

Palestine must not only focus on ending Israel's human rights abuses, but also its own, writes author.

Make fun of Mahmoud Abbas at your peril

Science & Technology

Stolen identities: Manti Te'o, Facebook, and internet privacy

Even though social media sites have privacy settings, serious online identity theft is commonplace across the US.

Stolen identities: Manti Te'o, Facebook, and internet privacy

Arts & Culture

The new vanguard of journalism and transparency

The recently established Freedom of the Press Foundation seeks to promote independent, ethical journalism.

The new vanguard of journalism and transparency

Opinion

Multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance

Civil society groups and web companies have joined together in opposing "takeover of internet governance" by the ITU.

Multi-stakeholder approach to internet governance

Politics

Gaza unplugged?

Looming over the shadow of a threat to disconnect the internet in Gaza, Israel is waging an outright propaganda war.

Gaza unplugged?