Category Archives: censorship

Cybersecurity: human failure, data leaking and knowledge of it all

Hackers Get Personal Info On 12-Million Apple Users… From An FBI Laptop | Techdirt. 4 September 2012 I like the story in that the FBI spies (illegally probably, and if legally it raises questions of human rights) and the hackers … Continue reading

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Pussy Riots and Wikileaks: infamous comparisons?

The Same Day Russia Sentences Pussy Riot, It Condemns The UK Over Julian Assange | Techdirt. 20th August 2012 I will come back on the Pussy Riots case (I have a few words to say on Putin’s comments that the … Continue reading

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US sanctions against Iran: WoW ban

Blizzard Blocking Iranian WoW Players Due To US Sanctions | Techdirt. 31 August 2012 The US asked Blizzard (delivering World of Warcraft) to block Iranian customers/users/players. On a purely economic rationale of those types of sanctions, it makes sense: the … Continue reading

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the republicans (US) and internet censorship 2012

GOP Platform May Include Internet Freedom Language… But Also Wants Crackdown On Internet Porn | Techdirt. 28 August 2012 The Republicans (GOP stands for Grand Old Party), at their Convention, are supposed to talk/refer to internet freedom, but it seems … 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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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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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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Joke or menace? context is all

BBC News – Paul Chambers airport bomb tweet appeal to be heard again. 28 May 2012 Interesting to see that the High Court judges could not agree on whether Paul Chambers’ tweet should be taken seriously or not, hence would … Continue reading

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