A serious skirmish is under way in Turkey as the government attempts to suppress social media platform Twitter and all sort of efforts take place to circumvent the interference.
The Washington Post reports on how the government has strengthened its measures, including a crackdown on efforts to shift to public DNS servers to get out from under the blocked Turkish ISPs. Some users are able to use Virtual Private Networks, while others are moving over to the Tor browsing tool, but both are more complex workarounds and not necessarily accessible to all.
Glenn Greenwald sheds light on the process by which the records former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden are handled. Greenwald says Snowden gave documents nine months ago to a select set of journalists (not including The New York Times, which had the latest revelation from them on the weekend), made clear he didn't think all should be published, but has since left them to their devices and judgment.
Tim Ferholz and Daniel Yanovsky, writing for Quartz, provide a thorough explanation of how the Internet works. They look at the reasons why download speeds vary and the overall governance and economics of the Internet, particularly why some of the debate on net neutrality is a bit misguided.