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Google: Western governments increasingly indulge in online censorship
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Governments not widely blamed for censorship are increasingly asking Google to remove political content from its services, the company said as it released its bi-annual transparency report. The IT giant has been publishing data on how and why they have b ...[Read more]
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Uncommon Sense: The Silencing of Maya
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Eleven weeks ago I wrote about a lawsuit that posed a threat to my daughter ...[Read more]
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SOPA opponents release Digital Bill of Rights
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Two leading opponents of SOPA are taking their fight for Internet freedoms to a whole new level. This time a team of bi-partisan lawmakers are offering a Digital Bill of Rights to help ensure that Americans continue to have an open Internet. ...[Read more]
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US detains, interrogates crypted chat developer – asks about the censorship resistance of the software
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The developer, Nadim Kobeissi of Montreal, was detained at the US-Canada border on Wednesday, he tweeted. PrivacySOS has posted the relevant tweets here. Here's what Kobeissi said about the ordeal: Out of my 4 DHS interrogations in the past 3 weeks, it ...[Read more]
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ACTA rejected by EU Parliament committees in crucial vote
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The European Parliament has opposed the controversial ACTA treaty, after three of its influential committees said the trade agreement should be rejected. The Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and the C ...[Read more]
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Dead on arrival? Dutch Parliament kills ACTA before EU vote
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Lawmakers in Holland have voted to strike down the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), slammed by many as a free speech and information access choker. Dutch MPs have also ruled the government will never sign any such agreement. The ...[Read more]
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How the Internet enables intimacy
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We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules. Stefana Broadb ...[Read more]
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The RIAA: Do Not Believe a Word They Say, Ever, For They’re Claiming $72 Trillion in Damages
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Canadian PM Harper: To Oppose Gov’t Spying is to Support Child Porn
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According To The FBI, Internet Privacy Is Now Considered To Be Suspicious Activity
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When you use the Internet in a public place, do you prefer to have as much privacy as possible? Well, that makes you a potential terrorist. According to the FBI, Internet privacy is now considered to be suspicious activity. If you are out in public and ...[Read more]
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Musicians Realizing They Don’t Need Major Labels Anymore
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Music reality TV has become a key feeding ground for the major labels lately. Shows like American Idol, the Voice, X Factor and the like seem to be where the labels have been picking up some of their bigger name stars lately -- allowing the shows to help ...[Read more]
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