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Censorship in America: New Censorship & Surveillance Tactics in the United States

Google Spy

Many democratic nations find themselves in a hypocritical quandary these days. This includes The United States Federal Government. In just 2012, The US Federal Government initiated more than 31,000 inquiries to Google about their users data usage, and most of

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Posted in Censorship, Corporate Censorship, Government Control, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Freedom House: Internet Censorship Circumvention Tools Effective, Lack Security

(You can download the report in pdf format here.) As the Internet plays a major role in organizing protests and disseminating information across the Middle East and other parts of the world, a report released Tuesday by the human rights

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Posted in Human Rights

Global Press Freedom at Lowest Level in More Than Decade

Freedom House, a U.S.-based group that monitors human rights around the world says the number of people with access to free and independent media has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade.  In its newly released annual

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Posted in Human Rights

Free Press, Freedom Of Expression Knows The Censorship Of The Internet As The Media Moves Online

Governments around the world to develop new tools for journalists to censor the media as it moves increasingly online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Monday. In a report published on the eve of World Press Freedom Day on

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Global Rise In Online Censorship

The fence was amazingly fast and almost complete. In the midst of a popular revolution – one that was blogged, YouTubed and twittered in cyber attacks minute by minute – the Egyptian regime has tightened its Internet connection at the

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Posted in Human Rights

Press Freedom Day Notes Impact of Citizen Journalism

May 3, 2011, the United Nations will mark World Press Freedom Day.  This year’s event comes at a time when social media, mobile phones and the Internet are playing an increasing role in giving a voice to the oppressed.  As

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship – Cyber Attacks Threaten Internet Freedom

According to one study, cyber attacks, government control and politically motivated agendas are among the top threats to internet freedom. Today, U.S. based watchdog organization Freedom House released a study titled “Freedom on the Net 2011: A Global Assessment of

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Posted in Human Rights

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