Monthly Archives: July 2012

Protection of privacy

Justice Department Sues Telco For Daring To Challenge Its Secret Demands For Private Information | Techdirt.19 July 2012 To compare with the opinion on the new cybersecurity bill 2012 in the US: “New Cybersecurity Bill May Actually Take Privacy Concerns … Continue reading

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Alternatives to censorship: trolling?

State Department Wants To Troll Terrorists Online | Techdirt.19 July 2012 an interesting report about a person in the US State Department trolling terrorists to ‘turn’ them around. Would be interesting to know if it works, but more importantly the … Continue reading

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Private “prosecution” in France triggers investigation

Business & Human Rights : Links.25 July 2012 The post is in English, but the orignal text is in French. The Fédération internationale des droits de l’Homme (FIDH) (the International Human Rights Federation) and the Ligue des droits de l’Homme … Continue reading

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Russian censorship at work since new 2012 legislation

Not Long After Passing Censorship Legislation, Russian Government Censors All of LiveJournal | Techdirt. 26 July 2012   the facts are interesting: the court agreed to have a neo-nazi blog blocked… with an IP adress that is used by other … Continue reading

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Delegating power: constitutional interpretation

Wyden Traps Feds In Their Own Words: ACTA Explanation Opens Up Big Hole In Cybersecurity Bill | Techdirt. 26 July 2012 I am always puzzled how the US State Department can defend such interpretation of legislative texts. Delegation of power … Continue reading

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gaming and violence

Press Speculates Batman Shooter Must Have Played Video Games; They’re Right: He Loved Guitar Hero | Techdirt. 24 July 2012

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Internet filtering after court’s ruling

French & German Courts Disagree Whether Internet Companies Need To Filter | Techdirt.20 July 2012 interesting reasoning, although I have not checked everything in teh Cour de cassation’s ruling. The French Superme Court considered that the obligation to filter, once … Continue reading

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Surveillance and (un)democratic societies: blurred borders…

Feds Wait Until Late Friday To Admit That, Yeah, They Ignored The 4th Amendment | Techdirt. 23 July 2012 and the original article from the Wired to which the post refers: “U.S. Admits Surveillance Violated Constitution At Least Once”, … Continue reading

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The Declaration Of Internet Freedom: launch of

Announcing The Declaration Of Internet Freedom | Techdirt.2nd July 2012 A title that is self-explanatory, but given the last Russian and Chinese attempts to control the internet (plus the UK with the new Data COmmunication Bill), it is pertinent to … Continue reading

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