Two new studies are offering a sneak peak into the future of the Internet: 24/7 digital surveillance of citizens is about to become affordable for repressive regimes worldwide. Do NOT text a friend about this.
Last week, BART blocked mobile phone services for several hours to disperse a demonstration they claimed was going to turn violent. Was it legal? The FCC is now asking. And free speech experts say it's uncharted territory that must be explored as mobile and digital communications technologies emerge.