Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Surveillance technology: between money workshipping and HR compliance

Business & Human Rights : Links. Post of 25 April 2012, about “obama targets technology in human rights abuses”. The post refers to several documents, one of them being the Executive Order signed by President Obama (23 April 2012), which … Continue reading

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The rise of the Pirate (Bay) Parties

German Pirate Party Wins Seats In Fourth Straight State Election | Techdirt. 14 May 2012 A few articles refer to the Pirate Parties emerging in Europe and how a movement that started about something specific -coyprights infringements- led to proposing … Continue reading

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BBC News – Should internet users ever be cut off?

BBC News – Should internet users ever be cut off?. BBC, Dave Lee, 11 June 2011 see also “UN Report On Human Rights Condemns Three Strikes As Civil Rights Violation” TechDirt 03 June 2011 for the report see http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/…/A.HRC.17.27_en.pdf A … Continue reading

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Censorhip: authors, domain, justification and transparency

  EU And China Harmonize Their Approach On Censorship | Techdirt.20 May 2011 The post reminds me of a recent comment either in The Independent or in the Guardian which analyzed the political and economic situation of China and the … Continue reading

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Whistle-blowing as a means for accountability: three actors, one issue (?)

Former Obama Advisor Says Wikileaks Is Wonderful For The US Government | Techdirt. 13 June 2011 refering to an interview in Computerworld, Prof Mike Nelson, former adviser to Obama during the previous campaign, proposes a different analysis on the sensitivity … Continue reading

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“The unbearable lightness of being”: hackers, Government and industry regulations

The End Of LulzSec Is Not The End Of Hactivism | Techdirt. 27 June 2011 The reader (and Kundera if he ever stumps upon the post) will, I hope, forgive me for this reference to Kundera’s novel based in former … Continue reading

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The WWW = the Wild Wild West?

Can We Kill Off This Myth That The Internet Is A Wild West That Needs To Be Tamed? | Techdirt. 27 May 2011 Well, the comparison may not be so absurd. If we assume that no native were present, the … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity: a lucrative sector (?)

It all started with Wikileaks (yes, yes, again!). The security firm HBGary (works for the Pentagon) boasted it has enough information on Anonymous which tried to fight back the onslaught Wikileaks was facing to turn its members to the US … Continue reading

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The hunt against freedom: this February favourite action?

The headlines those past few weeks seem to concentrate on freedom of expression and its curtailments, whether in democratic countries or not. The events which started in Tunisia and spread to Egypt and now Lybia show how internet is the … Continue reading

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Is Operation Payback A Crime… Or Just The Modern Equivalent Of A Sit In? | Techdirt

Is Operation Payback A Crime… Or Just The Modern Equivalent Of A Sit In? | Techdirt. 9 December 2010 An interesting question for a lawyer …

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