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The Revolution Will Now Be Tweeted #SocialMediaRevolution

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“We use Facebook to schedule the protests, Twitter to coordinate, and YouTube to tell the world.” –Anonymous Cairo Activist Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, among a host of other popular social media platforms, have significantly altered the ways by which individuals communicate and share information with each other on a daily and, in fact, constant basis. […]

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Qaddafi v. The World: What the UN, NATO, and the EU Could Mean for Resolution in Libya

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Even with more and more of his people united against him, it’s unclear whether the popular uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi will end like those of Libya’s neighbors Tunisia and Egypt. Sanctions by international organizations has been touted as a solution to the ongoing violence in Libya. This is in contrast to the uprisings elsewhere […]

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The United States Must Prosecute Pirates

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The recent deaths of four Americans at the hands of Somali pirates is leading military and legal scholars to question the ways in which the United States and the world community attempt to prosecutes pirates.   The recent standoff involved Somali pirates shooting a rocket propelled at naval forces and abruptly firing on board a vessel in which they had […]

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Voice of America Hacked

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The Iranian Cyber Army, which has previously hacked twitter, has taken credit for a cyber attack on Voice of America. The site contained an image of a globe encircled by an Iranian flag with an AK47 next to it. Additionally, writing in Farsi was translated into English below stating “We have proven, that we can.” The website […]

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U.S. Government Reacts to Protest Movements

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Following on the heels of the Egyptian democracy movement, protest movements in Bahrain, Libya, and Yemen have become increasingly emboldened in their fury towards their longtime rulers. But the entrenched regimes in the three nations have struck back with increasing force and brutality. The Wall Street Journal reports that the daily, deadly violence between security […]

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