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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.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

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.
In the Media by Katerina Nikolas - 8 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Anthony Carranza

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

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).
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 21 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment
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