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Internet Censorship: CISPA is Back! FAQ on What it is and Why it’s Still Dangerous?

STOP CISPA

The privacy-invasive bill known as CISPA—the so-called “cybersecurity” bill—was reintroduced in February 2013. Just like last year, the bill has stirred a tremendous amount of grassroots activism because it carves a loophole in all known privacy laws and grants legal immunity for companies to share your private information. EFF has compiled an FAQ detailing how the bill’s major provisions work and how they endanger all Internet users’ privacy. Please join us in speaking out against CISPA by contacting Congress now.

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Posted in Internet Censorship, Privacy

Authorities in Southwestern China Downplay the Effects of a Chemical Spill in Yangtze Tributary

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan confirmed on Wednesday that a road accident had triggered the spillage of 38 tons of concentrated sulphuric acid into a tributary of the Yangtze River. The spill happened on Sunday after two

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Posted in Human Rights

Making the Internet Work for Human Rights: The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was written by Dixie Hawtin, co-chair of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles of the Internet Governance Forum. It is part of a new effort by Global Voices Advocacy to inform our community and

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Chinese Activist Warned Off Foreign Media

But government threats are unlikely to silence China’s rights activists, some analysts say. Authorities in Beijing have warned civil rights campaigner Hu Jia not to give any more interviews to foreign media organizations and to stay away from further activism.

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

How Bank of America Covered Up Fraud by Silencing Whistleblowers

IWatch News / By Michael Hudson Countrywide made life hard for an internal investigator, and a court ruled that when BofA took over, she was illegally fired in retaliation. In the summer of 2007, a team of corporate investigators sifted

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Political Censorship

China: Party Elders Meet, Debate ‘Culture’, Censorship

China’s Party plenum meets to discuss culture, despite a worsening economic crisis. China’s ruling Communist Party leaders are meeting in Beijing to debate ‘cultural reforms,’ which some interpret as a tightening of control over media and the Internet, ahead of

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Police Who Illegally Broke Into Gizmodo Journalist’s House Deride Seized E-mails as “Juvenile”

Written By Matt Zimmerman The saga of the lost iPhone prototype — the 2010 incident at least, not the most recent one — has finally concluded. On Tuesday, Brian Hogan (who allegedly found the iPhone 4 prototype in a Redwood

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship

Scores Arrested at #OccupyWallStreet Protests in New York & Rome

Police in New York arrested more than 70 protesters Saturday, including dozens in Times Square, as part of a month-long global demonstration against what protesters call corporate greed. Police in riot gear, and others on horses tried to push protesters

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship in America Receives the Highly Esteemed Versatile Blogger Award

I have to admit, I was thrilled to find out that a fellow blogger on WordPress (thank you aeliusblythe) had passed along The Versatile Blogger Award to me. Now I get to post this cool icon on my site homepage!

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#OccupyWallStreet Protest Cleanup Also Aims for Wall Street Cleanup

Anti-Wall Street demonstrators in New York City have pre-empted the official cleanup and potential dispersal of their protest by cleaning up the park where the action is taking place themselves.  And the movement against corporate excess is now spreading overseas.

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Posted in Human Rights

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