A Milan court convicted 3 Google Inc executives for violating the privacy of an Italian boy with Down's syndrome by letting a video of him being bullied be posted on the site in 2006. [this is how they shut it down]
Buried in a footnote is a provision for forcing ISPs to terminate customers who've been accused -- but not convicted -- of copyright infringement (along with their families and anyone else who happens to share their net connection).
For civil rights activists and politicians from opposition parties, it is a plan for censorship that excites fear and loathing -- and even conjures up the specter of Big Brother and the surveillance state.
The Federal Communications Commission has unveiled a plan that would require ISPs to offer minimum home transmission speeds of 100Mbits/sec to 100 million homes by a decade from now. "We couldn't afford it."
The ability to “turn the Internet off or shutting down sites that Obama considers “dangerous” including particular political groups, individuals or organizations who espouse differing views has far reaching political, financial, moral and legal impli
That's right, Freedom's Phoenix has clawed its way to within spittin' distance of the Top 50 out of the Top 100 Conservative(?) Websites according to Alexa's latest rankings. If we keep climbing the ranks it won't be long before Glenn Beck calls us t
3 years ago, the BPC and Securing America's Future Energy staged another simulation, "Oil ShockWave," which examined US dependence on foreign oil as a national security threat. Founded by 4 former Senate Majority leaders
It was inevitable that, sooner or later, the usual unholy alliance of government totalitarians and big business would attempt to end the democratic free-for-all that is the blogosphere. The UN is showing similar interest to eliminate free speech.
Google is seemingly bent on making a clean sweep of the Pacific Rim in its new anti-censorship campaign: first it refused to go on censoring its services at the behest of the Chinese government; now it has refused the Australian government's
At a Davos Economic Forum, the Chief Research and Strategy Officer for Microsoft said that ‘the Internet needed to be policed by means of introducing licenses similar to drivers’ licenses – in other words, government permission to use the web.’
In the United States, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, in continuing his family’s tradition of oppressing free humanity, has pushed forward Cybersecurity legislation that has already passed the House. He has done so in the name of warding off ghastly cyber “att
One of China's most controversial artists supports US Internet giant Google in its standoff with Beijing, and said his Gmail accounts had been breached by hackers. He said Google set an important example by challenging state censorship
The Western world, from Australia to the United States, UK and parts of Europe, are moving in a unified front toward dictatorial Internet censorship. Australia has led the way, despite outcry from its populace.
Police in central China have shut down a hacker training operation that openly recruited thousands of members online and provided them with cyberattack lessons and malicious software. The crackdown comes amid growing concern that China is a center fo
As far back as a 2006 speech, Mueller had called for data retention on the part of Internet providers, and emphasized the point two years later when explicitly asking Congress to enact a law making it mandatory.
Microsoft executive Craig Mundie calls for Internet licensing, as authorities push for a system even more stifling than in Communist China, where only people with government permission would be allowed to express free speech.
We’re proud to announce a bi-weekly rating of the Most Popular 100 Conservative sites on the web, the Conservative 100. This is our first. The ratings are based on Alexa traffic rankings 3-month average. Several Libertarian sites are also included, s
The whistleblowing website Wikileaks has temporarily shut down because of a lack of funds. The site, which has been a major irritant to governments and big businesses since it launched in 2007, cannot keep going without more public donations.
Internet companies and civil liberty groups have voiced alarm over a proposed Italian law which would make online service providers responsible for their audiovisual content and copyright infringements by users.
William Lewis, whose mic is routinely cut during interviews to promote his films, didn't tell me that he was doing his own recording of the program. This episode will go down in Waking Up Orwell's history as sort of a media actvism bootleg.
What some participants in the simulation knew — and others did not — was that a version of their nightmare had just played out in real life, not at the Pentagon where they were meeting, but in the far less formal war rooms at Google Inc. Computers at
Founded in 2001, it was involved in cyber-warfare with US hackers over the Hainan spy plane incident in 2001 and last week attacked Iranian websites in retaliation for the Iranian Cyber Army's temporary takeover of Chinese search engine Baidu.