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Tunisia: A Chance to Get Things Right?

Written by Rebecca MacKinnon This coming Sunday (October 23rd, 2011), Tunisia will hold elections for the constituent assembly that will be tasked with re-writing the country’s constitution. While this election is only the first step in a long and winding

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Posted in Internet Censorship

Who, And Where, Are The Greatest Threats To Internet Security?

The web has been humming with talk this week – talk, concern, worry and general shpilkes – about Internet security.  There’s good reason: not only are there renewed questions about just which hacker group is responsible for what cyber-attack, but

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Posted in Human Rights

Arab Dictatorships Use McAfee and Other U.S. Technology to Censor Internet and Spy

Source: AllGov Authoritarian regimes in the Middle East have had plenty of help from American firms when it comes to censorship and spying on pro-democracy protestors. One of the biggest players is Intel-owned McAfee Inc., provider of content-filtering software used

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Posted in Corporate Censorship