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Russian leaders seek to ban swearing on the Internet

Moscow - Russian leaders are proposing another strict law that would ban the use of swear words on the Internet. Proponents say that the law would be in place to protect the nation's children.

Op-Ed: 'Zombie' CISPA passes US House of Representatives, next to Senate

Having risen from the "dead", the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) is now heading towards the Senate after being passed by the US House of Representatives. Internet users are about to lose their privacy worldwide.

Kuwait media law proposes jail and fines of up to $1 million

Kuwait - The cabinet of Kuwait has approved a new media law that severely restricts freedom of the press and free speech; including bloggers and people using FaceBook, Twitter or other social media.

European Parliament to vote on resolution banning all pornography

Brussels - On March 12 MEP's are to vote on a resolution calling for the elimination of "gender stereotypes in the EU." Article 17 of the resolution proposes a ban on all pornography in the media and could lead to Internet censorship if passed.

Op-Ed: Six-strike plan imposed by Internet Service Providers

Washington - Beginning this week, major ISPs will start spying on US Internet users. With the new program, its a case of "six strikes and you are out" if they think you are pirating copyright-protected content.

Iceland working to ban pornography on the Internet

It won't be easy but one Icelandic official says if we can put a man on the moon we can control pornography on the Internet. The justification for censoring the Internet is the protection of children and women.

CPJ: Tajikistan must lift order blocking news sites and Facebook

In the Republic of Tajikistan, news agencies have reported a possible intervention by Tajik officials to block the access to news websites and social networks like Facebook.

Thunderclap: January 18 is Internet Freedom Day

On January 18, 2012, the Internet came alive with protests against the draconian Internet censorship measures, SOPA and PIPA. The date has now been dubbed "Internet Freedom Day" and on Friday everyone can join in to celebrate.

Computer activist & reddit co-owner Aaron Swartz commits suicide

New York - Twenty-six-year-old computer activist, co-owner of reddit and co-author of the widely-used RSS 1.0 specification, Aaron H. Swartz, committed suicide in New York City on Friday. The method of suicide has been released in the media (Update).

End for ACTA in Europe as EC withdraws court appeal over treaty

Brussels - It's pretty much the end of the road for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, as least as far as Europe is concerned. ACTA, which would protect copyright over free speech on the Internet, will not feature in the EU.

Reporters sans Frontières launch censored content website

Under the banner ‘We fight censorship’ journalists’ campaigning organisation Reporters sans Frontières last week launched a website which will carry content that has been censored, banned or which has given rise to reprisals against its author.

Free Speech: Devout Christian wins Facebook post ruling in court

A devout Christian who expressed opposition to legalising gay marriage on his Facebook page has won a court case brought for breach of contract against his employers after losing his post as a housing manager and being forced to take a 40% pay cut.

China blocks web access to N.Y. Times citing 'ulterior motives'

Beijing - The New York Times said Chinese censors wasted no time blocking Internet access on Friday after it published a hard-hitting report about China’s prime minister and his family stealthily accumulating billions of dollars.

Video: Apple co-founder Steve Wosniak on Internet freedom

In this interview Apple co-founder Steve Wosniak gives his opinions on everything from the start of the Internet, to censorship and freedom, to WikiLeaks and Anonymous.

Assange 'The World Tomorrow' — Cypherpunks uncut version

London - In June, Digital Journal reported on an episode of Julian Assange's talk show, where he interviewed three Cypherpunks. Now the full, uncut, part one and two of this episode has been released.

Op-Ed: ADL attempts to censor the Internet

New York - How would you like your government to tell you what you can read, hear and see? Better still, how would you like an apologist for the Gaza Massacre to make that decision?

Russian Wikipedia blackout in protest against Internet censorship

Wikipedia's Russian website has declared a 24-hour-long blackout and boycott in protest against a child protection bill which they say would lead to Internet censorship in that country.

'Declaration of Internet Freedom' — to keep the Internet free

Many of the web giants and other organizations are joining together to sign a Declaration of Internet Freedom, to keep the internet free and open.

The International Trade Committee of EU Parliament rejects ACTA

Brussels - The INTA committee rejected the controversial legislation by 19 votes to 12 with no abstentions, and is the fourth and final committee to deliver its report on ACTA.

Op-Ed: Training to beat the Snoopers' Charter

The Open Rights Group is offering free training seminars for British citizens who want to preserve Internet freedom. It's time for other countries to follow suit.

Assange 'The World Tomorrow' Ep 8: Cypherpunks part 2 — Privacy

London - In part 2 of Assange's interview with the Cypherpunk movement, we learn how Internet privacy is in danger and what steps can be taken to protect this.

The Internet Defense League — fighting for a free Internet

A new league is out there and fighting to defend our freedom on the Internet. Those with a website, blog or even a YouTube channel can join the fight.

Microsoft has change of heart about CISPA — drops support

Microsoft has decided not to back CISPA citing consumer privacy concerns. One of the major corporate supporters of the draconian bill backs down.

Obama officially opposes CISPA but bill might still go through

Washington - The Obama administration has formally declared its opposition to the draconian Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

Ron Paul attacks CISPA — urgent call to oppose 'Big Brother' bill

Congressman Ron Paul has now spoken out against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). He urges U.S. citizens to inform themselves about this 'Big Brother' bill.

Video: 'CISPA pushed by spy & tech companies for profit'

David Seaman, journalist and host of The DL Show, talks in depth about the latest threat to internet freedom and privacy, The Cyber Intelligence Sharing Protection Act, or CISPA.

Video: exclusive interview with Falkvinge — Swedish Pirate Party

In an exclusive interview with Rick Falkvinge, the founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, the first Pirate Party to be founded in European politics, the various internet censorship threats are discussed.

EU may reject Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

After many protests in the streets of Europe, it looks like ACTA will not come into being. The Member of the EU Parliament responsible for monitoring its process says it should be rejected.

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' — counter-attack on CISPA

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is once again in the news, but this time a major counter-attack is being planned to fight it.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg supports CISPA? (updated with video)

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is currently being discussed in Congress and it seems that Mark Zuckerberg is in support of the Act.
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