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Twitter Bans Ads of Russian Cybersecurity Giant Kaspersky Lab
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The anti-virus company demands an explanation, stating that the move contradicts freedom of expression. Up till now Twitter’s management has claimed that Kaspersky Lab’s business model conflicts with their acceptable business practices and cited a war ...[Read more]
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European copyright directive will impose link tax to subsidize publishers
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Spain has already passed a similar link tax. Google News was the largest casualty of the legislation. Instead of opting to pay millions of dollars for displaying snippets from websites, Google simply shut down its Spanish news search business. Another ar ...[Read more]
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According to The Empire Files' official Twitter account, YouTube sent the program a notice saying "We have received a legal complaint regarding your video." teleSUR presenter Abby Martin's episode highlighting Israeli military violence against Palestinian ...[Read more]
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Snowden Revealed a Secret Document Showing How NSA Tracked Bitcoin Users
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News Edward Snowden, former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, has put National Security Agency (NSA) documentation at the disposal of online news organization The Intercept displaying a secret program that was set to spy on Bitcoin trading on th ...[Read more]
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Research finds Facebook holds personally identifiable data on 40% of EU population
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The study reveals that Facebook labels over 73 percent of its EU users with interests linked to sensitive personal data, which corresponds to 40 percent of the overall EU population. This means that the data of around 205 million Europeans isn’t complet ...[Read more]
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The Year the Open Internet Came Under Siege: 2017 Year in Review
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The fight between the Federal Communications Commission’s choice to abandon the principles of net neutrality and the majority of Americans started early in 2017 and continued into the very last month of the year. But even with the FCC’s bad vote ...[Read more]
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Big Brother is watching? New Facebook facial recognition spots you even if you are not tagged
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The world's largest social network has just rolled out a new feature of its facial recognition technology that will notify users when someone has uploaded a photo of them even if they havent been tagged in it on Facebook. ...[Read more]
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FCC Votes to Overturn Net Neutrality Regulations
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reclassified net neutrality from Title II to Title I of the Communications Act of 1934, slashing regulations on what Internet Service Providers (ISP) can do regarding internet speed. The five-member panel, w ...[Read more]
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FCC Set to Roll Back Digital Civil Rights with Thursday vote to Repeal Net Neutrality
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The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote Thursday on whether to repeal the landmark net neutrality protections passed under President Obama in 2015. Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers treat web content equally and ...[Read more]
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Revealed: How the US pressured Sweden to shut down Pirate Bay
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The extent of US influence over Sweden’s crackdown on Pirate Bay has been revealed over a decade later, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by TorrentFreak. The documents show the methods used by the US government to pressure Sweden to crack ...[Read more]
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All 535 members of Congress, and how much money they got from ISPs
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The FCC is about to give massive internet service providers the power to divide the internet. It is at risk of becoming unrecognizable. A vital global utility that has been a boon to creative and economic freedom for people around the world may be turned ...[Read more]
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