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EFF Supports Tunisian Internet Agency in Protecting Free Expression Online

Written by Jillian York For years, Tunisians suffered in relative media silence as the Ben Ali regime curtailed digital rights, blocking websites and surveilling citizens. Then, thanks to the hard work of Tunisian free expression advocates who for many years

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China: Clampdown on Bloggers, ‘Rumors’

Chinese authorities move to further tighten controls on Internet content. Authorities in the Chinese capital have called on major Internet service providers to step up controls over online content, as some companies suspend the accounts of netizens accused of spreading

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Dangerous Cybercrime Treaty Pushes Surveillance and Secrecy Worldwide

Written by Katitza Rodriguez As part of an emerging international trend to try to ‘civilize the Internet’, one of the world’s worst Internet law treaties–the highly controversial Council of Europe (CoE) Convention on Cybercrime–is back on the agenda. Canada and

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Posted in Internet Censorship

BART Black-Out Leads to Hack-Back

It has not been a good month for municipal riders of the “Bay Area Rapid Transit” or BART system in San Francisco, California. On July 3, at the Civic Center station, a BART police official shot dead a man who

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China Gleefully Uses UK Desire For Censorship To Validate Its Own Censorship

Written by Mike Masnick We’ve talked repeatedly of the blatant hypocrisy of many Western nations talking about the importance of internet freedom and condemning China (and others) for their internet censorship… while still wanting to censor at home. As we’ve

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The Fight to Free the Net

Who’s Best Equipped for the Battle? Max Shulman over at the New Republic starts his most recent magazine article with something of a window-rattler: “The State Department’s Shameful Record on Internet Freedom.” For some time now, under the leadership of 

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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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Widespread Hijacking of Search Traffic in the United States

Technical Analysis By ICSI researchers Christian Kreibich, Nicholas Weaver and Vern Paxson, with Peter Eckersley. Earlier this year, two research papers reported the observation of strange phenomena in the Domain Name System (DNS) at several US ISPs. On these ISPs’

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship

Website Blocking – Off The Table in the UK (For Now)

Written by Gwen Hinze In countries across the world, IP rightholders are pushing website blocking as the latest weapon against online copyright infringement. United Nations’ Human Rights experts, security engineers, law professors and others are pushing back, noting both the

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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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