The US State Department has detailed a number of "extraordinary steps" taken to limit international fallout after thousands of classified documents were published on WikiLeaks.
The Wikileaks website was yesterday hit by a cyberattack, as it continued with the release of tens of thousands of secret State Department cables.
The US government is engaged in an effort to create a 'shadow internet', allowing dissidents in other countries to circumvent internet monitoring and outright bans.
A Republican senator is angry at the Obama administration for its allegedly lackluster and tardy response to WikiLeaks.
A clueless State Department official recently attempted to cajole Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad into releasing two imprisoned US hikers with a very undiplomatic tweet.
The Obama administration has criticized the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for threatening to ban certain BlackBerry smartphone services.
Two reports have concluded that governments around the world are increasingly limiting freedom of expression on the internet.