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Censorship: 2011 in Review – Nymwars

| By Kevin Bankston | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Censorship: 2011 in Review – California Reader Privacy Upgrade

By Cindy Cohn | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Censorship: 2011 in Review – Fighting the Internet Blacklist Bill

By Parker Higgins | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Stand Up and Fight: A Week of Action Against Censorship

By Rainey Reitman When the government claims the right to shut down websites by breaking the Domain Name System and forcing search engines to dump user requests to reach a site, there’s only one word for it: censorship. And when

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

American Censorship Day is this Wednesday (Nov 16) — And You Can Join In!

This Wednesday, November 16, the disastrous “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) heads to the House Judiciary committee. In case you need a refresher, SOPA could allow the U.S. government and private corporations to create a blacklist of censored websites, and

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Posted in Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

EFF’s Warrantless Wiretapping Cases Back in Court on August 31

News Update by Cindy Cohn More than five years ago, EFF filed the first lawsuit aimed at stopping the government’s illegal mass surveillance of millions of ordinary Americans’ private communications. Whistleblower evidence combined with news reports and Congressional admissions revealed

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Posted in Human Rights

Encrypt the Web with HTTPS Everywhere

Firefox Extension Defends Against Search Hijacking Schemes and Improves Web Security San Francisco – The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), in collaboration with the Tor Project, has launched an official 1.0 version of HTTPS Everywhere, a tool for the Firefox web

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Court Refuses to Return Seized Domain Name, Claims Shutting Down Speech Doesn’t Cause a Substantial Hardship

Written by Corynne McSherry In a cursory opinion issued today that left us scratching our heads, a federal judge has ruled that the government does not have to return a domain name seized by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), because

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Forced DNA Collection Without Search Warrant Violates Privacy Rights

EFF Urges Appeals Court to Block Unconstitutional Federal Law The forced collection of DNA samples from arrestees without search warrants violates their Fourth Amendment right to privacy, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) told a federal appeals court in an amicus

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Posted in Human Rights

Righthaven Copyright Troll Lawsuit Dismissed as Sham

Court Finds Righthaven Had No Authority to Bring Claims Against Political Forum San Francisco – In a decision with likely wide-ranging impact, a judge in Las Vegas today dismissed as a sham an infringement case filed by copyright troll Righthaven

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

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