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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

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 forces ...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...
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