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National Internet Censorship Cascades When ISPs Share Infrastructure And Data

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | July 16, 2012

Canadian researchers have uncovered a case of national Internet censorship being passed on to users in another country thanks to shared Internet connections. Read More »

Overwhelming Majority of European Parliament Members Vote To Strike-Down ACTA

David Hammerstein | David Hammerstein's Blog | July 4, 2012

It is the first time the European Parliament has rejected an international treaty already signed by the European Commission (and by 22 of 27 EU member states). The power of the EU´s legislative branch has been clearly reinforced.  This time the Parliament has not been the usual a rubber-stamp for questionable EU trade proposals.  Read More »

The Digital Panopticon

Josh Sager | The Progressive Cynic | June 25, 2013

If the American people sit back and let a digital panopticon be constructed by our government, we will have a nearly impossible time destroying it. The fear which can be created through the threats of constant surveillance and draconian persecution by a government (ex. using the Espionage Act to put leakers away for life) is a powerful mechanism of control that can paralyze an entire population. Read More »

The Public Intelligence Project: Creating A Culture Of Democracy

Michael J. Oghia | Ushahidi | October 15, 2013

Freedom of expression is a fundamental civil liberty imperative to democracy. However, in societies throughout the world, it is at risk, and George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty Four is increasingly becoming more of a prediction of the future instead of far–fetched, fictional hyperbole... Read More »

Twitter Commits Social Suicide

Mark Gibbs | Forbes | January 26, 2012

Starting today, we give ourselves the ability to reactively withhold content from users in a specific country — while keeping it available in the rest of the world. We have also built in a way to communicate transparently to users when content is withheld, and why. Read More »

Twitter Helps Feds With Transparency

Aliya Sternstein | NextGov | July 3, 2012

With a wink and a nod to the Independence Day holiday, Twitter started posting the number of requests for user information from the U.S. government and other nations. America ranks No. 1, demanding access to 948 user accounts -- a point not lost on the Twitterverse, which decried a Monday court win by government prosecutors in a case over retrieving certain Occupy Wall Street tweets. Read More »

Twitter's New Censorship Plan Rouses Global Furor

David Crary | Associated Press | January 27, 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. Read More »

U.S. Drops 27 Places on World Press Freedom List...Now Tied with Romania

Noel Brinkerhoff | AllGov | January 27, 2012

The arrests of more than two dozen journalists during the “Occupy” protests of 2011 are among the reasons why the United States saw its free-press ranking drop significantly in the latest report from Reporters Without Borders. Read More »

U.S. Falls to 47th in Press Freedom Rankings After Occupy Crackdown

Ellen Connolly | Daily Mail | January 26, 2012

The annual report by Reporters Without Borders has been released, showing the United States fell 27 points on the list due to the many arrests of journalists covering Occupy Wall Street protests.

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What Is The 'Right To Be Forgotten'?

Dave Lee | BBC News | May 13, 2014

...Google - and other search engines - are extremely efficient at crawling the web to find and store data. Even if websites are taken offline, a cache is kept - meaning they can still be accessed.  This is good for making the web as useful as possible, but bad if you don't like what it finds about you...

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White House Offers 'We The People' Petition App Under Open Source License

Loek Essers | Computerworld | August 24, 2012

The source code of "We The People," the online system that can be used by citizens to submit their petitions to the White House, is being offered as open source software, an official said on Thursday. Read More »

Why Medical Education Should Embrace Social Media

Rebecca Hastings | Caduceus Blog | April 13, 2013

[... I] know Twitter is technically considered social media, but why can’t social media be used as an educational tool?  Large renowned institutions and organizations are tweeting valuable information pertaining to my livelihood and I can’t access it “on the job” where I’m supposed to be gaining an education. [...] Read More »

Wikipedia Editor Allegedly Forced By French Intelligence To Delete “Classified” Entry

Megan Geuss | Ars Technica | April 6, 2013

A military compound becomes a lesson in obscurity on the Internet. Read More »

Will Western Tech Firms Stand for Freedom? Experts Are Split

Joseph Marks | NextGov | July 6, 2012

Internet experts are about evenly split on whether Western-based technology firms will protect dissidents in autocratic nations a decade down the road or whether they’ll be aiding the oppressors, according to a report released Thursday. Read More »