Monthly Archives: May 2012

FBI’s surveillance tech unit

FBI quietly sets up surveillance tech unit | Security | ZDNet UK. 23 May 2012 without warrants?

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Corporate responsibility: internet regulation

Self-Regulation: Should Online Companies Police The Internet? | Techdirt. 6 December 2011

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Regulating VW or games? The Red Cross’ point of view

Red Cross Wants Real Life Laws Enforced Within Virtual Worlds | Techdirt. 5 December 2011 I am a bit puzzled by  this one. To want to integrate the rules of armed conflicts into games that clearly violate them would defeat … Continue reading

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Anonymous 101: Introduction to the Lulz | Threat Level | November 8, 2011 an excellent piece, refered to by Masnick on Techdirt, “understanding Anonymous: the culture of Lulz” 9 November 2011 (thanks). For me who is not a tech … Continue reading

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Filtering issues

How Even Highly-Targeted Censorship Can Lead To Overblocking | Techdirt. 23 December 2011 “Former DHS Assistant Secretary Stewart Baker On SOPA 2.0: Still A Disaster For Cybersecurity“, TechDirt, 15 December 2011, where the person explains that a device created to … Continue reading

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Fraud on the back of Hadopi

No Surprise: Scammers Focus On Tricking The French With False Three Strikes Infringement Notices | Techdirt. 18 October 2011. You can laugh or cry. Hadopi is aware from this and has a clear warning on its homepage (

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Collusion: corporations and autocratic regimes

Syria Crackdown Gets Italy Firm’s Aid With U.S.-Europe Spy Gear – Bloomberg. 3 November 2011 Still going through my pile of newsletters.This one is just one out of many underlying the collusion between money and politics. It should be read … Continue reading

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Reddit bans sexually suggestive images of children Steven Musil, CNET News, 12 Feb 2012, on Business and HR website

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Twitter’s policy to censor

Twitter Decides To Censor Locally, Rather Than Block Globally, In Response To Government Demands | Techdirt. 26 January 2012 “Misguided Twitter Protests… And Why Twitter Could Have Explained Itself Better“, TechDirt, 30 January 2012 and for a list of comments … Continue reading

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Surveillance technologies and autocratic governments

“EU Says Syria Spyware Ban Covers E-Mail Probes, Remote Infection”, 19 January 2012,  Business & Human Rights : Links. The EU banned the exports of security/surveillance technologies to Syria because of the misuses its Government commited and commits. The move … Continue reading

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