Innovation is the source of economic prosperity and global progress, simplifying routines and enriching quality of life. The internet has fundamentally altered how the world works, communicates and thinks. The global information revolution has ushered in a new era of global conversations, cooperation and crowd-sourcing among researchers, speeding the spread of new ideas and technologies in every discipline. Researchers race to develop energy alternatives, synthetic biology, transportation improvements, environmental protections or cures for disease. Governments must keep up pace with funding of education and infrastructure as well as regulations on patents, immigration, intellectual property protections and more.

China Creates Own Net Domains

Chinese internet domain raises a new wall segregating web users from the rest of the world
Hiawatha Bray
March 6, 2006

The Basics: How to Outwit the World’s Internet Censors

It is possible to stay one step ahead of the Chinese government
Tom Zeller Jr.
February 1, 2006

Fear of an American Internet

France finds it difficult to gather support for its plan to challenge to Google
Markus Dettmer
February 2, 2006

No Booze or Jokes for Googlers in China

New service filters out much more than political dissent
Declan McCullagh
January 27, 2006

E-Waste@Large

Keeping toxic computer trash from US dumps only to ship it abroad is no help
Elizabeth Royte
January 27, 2006