This month, as 193 governments gathered in Dubai to create a treaty that will govern the future of the Internet, Syria had just emerged from an Internet shutdown that was most likely caused by its government. According to the CEO of SecDev, an Internet analytics firm:
“[B]ug, n: An elusive creature living in a program that makes it incorrect. The activity of ‘debugging’, or removing bugs from a program, ends when people get tired of doing it, not when the bugs are removed.”—Datamation
In early November, a judge granted a temporary restraining order against parts of a voter-approved California ballot initiative. The measure’s opponents argue its implementation would significantly curtail the constitutionally protected speech of registered sex offenders in that state.