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Turkish People Massively Protest against Internet Censorship Law

“Internet or the Apocalypse,” threatened a banner that showed some of the protesters from a burning barricade the riot police deployed in front of them tonight in downtown Istanbul. Hundreds of people tried once again to reach Taksim Square to protest, this time against the approval of a law that allows the government to shut down websites without judicial authorization. “We are against censorship on the Internet and we ...Read full article...

Skype works closely with Chinese censorship system

(BARCELONA) – A comprehensive study of seven academics from the universities of New Mexico, New York and Toronto has revealed that Skype -Microsoft- is working closely with Chinese authorities to monitor the conversations of its citizens through its instant messaging. In principle, the purpose of the research that has taken almost two years, focused on tracking key words that were to be censored or monitored, as well as when ...Read full article...

Philippines Adopts ‘dictatorial’ Cyber crime Law

BANGKOK POST | OCTOBER 3, 2012 The Philippine government faced a barrage of protests on Wednesday as a cyber crime law went into effect that critics said had imposed dictator-style monitoring and policing of the Internet. Major news outlets, bloggers, rights groups and other critics turned their social media profile pages black to express outrage over the law, which could see people face long jail terms for posting defamatory ...Read full article...

United Nations Precipitously Falls into Irrelevance

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 How do you know when an organization has lived beyond its days? When even its minion members do not attend what is portrayed as the most relevant meeting of the year. The decay of the United Nations is not new. The globalist-founded entity lost its credibility pretty much since it was created by ignoring crime and corruption all ...Read full article...

ACTA Rejected in European Union Vote

BBC | JULY 4, 2012 The European Parliament has voted to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta). The proposed agreement sought to curb piracy, but internet campaigners said it posed a threat to online freedoms. The rejection vote followed a failed attempt to postpone the decision because of ongoing investigations into Acta by the European Court of Justice. Euro MP David Martin said: “It’s time to give its last ...Read full article...

How Bad is CISPA when a Giant Tech Company Cries Foul?

By DARA KERR | CNET | MAY 2, 2012 Despite big name tech companies — such as Facebook, Microsoft, and Oracle — supporting the controversial Internet surveillance bill that passed in the House last week, Mozilla has come out against the legislation. “While we wholeheartedly support a more secure Internet, CISPA has a broad and alarming reach that goes far beyond Internet security,” the tech company wrote to Forbes reporter Andy ...Read full article...

US House Approves CISPA Bill

Although Obama had expressed concerns about the power of the new legislation, he’s said he will sign it anyways. By PETE KASPEROWICZ | THE HILL | APRIL 27, 2012 The House on Thursday approved controversial cybersecurity legislation that the Obama administration has threatened to veto. Members approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection (CISPA) act, H.R. 3523, in a 248-168 vote that split both parties somewhat. The bill was supported by 42 ...Read full article...

Google Founder: Internet Freedom Under Greatest Threat Ever

m4s0n501 Threats range from governments trying to control citizens to the rise of Facebook and Apple-style ‘walled gardens’. By IAN KATZ | UK GUARDIAN | APRIL 16, 2012 The principles of openness and universal access that underpinned the creation of the internet three decades ago are under greater threat than ever, according to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. In an interview with the Guardian, Brin warned there were “very powerful ...Read full article...

Ireland Passes SOPA-like Bill

Russia Today March 1. 2012 Ireland has signed a controversial amendment dubbed the “Irish SOPA” which reinforces existing copyright law amid widespread concern that it will encroach on Internet freedom. The new legislation will effectively allow copyright holders to press for legal action against Internet service providers and social networks which show content that infringes copyright legislation. It will force Internet service providers to effectively become censors, by blocking ...Read full article...

European Union Suspends ACTA Ratification

RussiaToday February 22, 2012 The EU has suspended the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) and referred the text to the European Court of Justice to investigate possible rights breaches. The European Commission decided on Wednesday to ask the EU’s top court “to clarify that the ACTA agreement and its implementation must be fully compatible with freedom of expression and freedom of the internet.” The ACTA debate “must ...Read full article...

Twitter Admits it’s Censoring Messages

“This is a good thing for freedom of expression, transparency and accountability,” says Twitter Council Alexander Macgilliviray AP January 28, 2012 Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws. It was a stunning role reversal for a youthful company that prides itself in ...Read full article...

Obama Ratifies the ACTA Global Internet Censorship Agreement

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda January 26, 2012 In another example of how little Barack Obama cares about the United States Constitution and the role of Congress -as bad as it can be- the current U.S. president ratified the  Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement or ACTA. President Obama had signed the first binding draft of ACTA last October 1, 2011, also in secret. As we reported yesterday, ACTA is much more dangerous ...Read full article...

Remember SOPA and PIPA? Meet their cousin OPEN

by Heather Callaghan Activist Post January 24, 2012 Many of us breathed a sigh of relief when an overwhelming amount of Americans banned together and voiced their opposition to Congress over both the Stop Online Piracy Act, and Protect Intellectual Property Act. Sites that dimmed the screen for a day or two have gone back to normal — Facebook users have swapped their anti-SOPA images for their previous profile pictures. ...Read full article...

Google: Don’t be Hypocrite!

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda January 19, 2012 Yesterday The Real Agenda explained what would a government controlled Internet would mean for all of us. Today, I want to help us understand how Google, Yahoo and other Internet giants are playing as hypocrites. Many technology corporations, but especially Google supported a major shutdown to protest a government initiative to gain more control of the Internet. However, Google itself is ...Read full article...

Obama Administration working on Shadow Communication Networks

New York Times June 14, 2011 The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks. The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries, as well as one operation out of a spy novel in a fifth-floor shop ...Read full article...
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