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The Chinese government issued new rules on Friday requiring Internet users to provide their real names to service providers, while assigning Internet companies greater responsibility for deleting forbidden postings and reporting them to the authorities.Read more »
Newest version of NDAA seeks to usurp the Supreme Court and impose an Internet sales tax! The Court previously ruled a retailer must have a physical presence in the state to be taxed. Bottom line... Think about it... What is the difference between mail order sales and Internet sales? Just the form the catalog takes. Just because the government doesn't like the decision, they are going to choose to ignore the Court's ruling altogether. We should ignore them in return!Read more »
A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans' e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law, CNET has learned. [The] rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies -- including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission -- to access Americans' e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant.Read more »
Today, the Australian Federal Government has announced that it will no longer pursue the Cleanfeed, a mandatory ISP filtering program riddled with problems and ethical concerns. It has been axed, shafted, given the boot, killed off.Read more »
Alexis Ohanian, the 29-year old founder of social news site Reddit, has partnered with the online advocacy group Fight for the Future to create what they’re calling the “Internet Defense League.” Ohanian describes the project, which they plan to officially launch next month, as a “Bat-Signal for the Internet.” Any website owner can sign up on the group’s website to add a bit of code to his or her site–or receive that code by email at the time of a certain campaign–that can be triggered in the case of a political crisis like SOPA, adding an activist call-to-action to all the sites involved, sucRead more »
Lawmakers in New York State are proposing a new legislation that involves the Web, and no, it’s not SOPA-esque or another CISPA-like spy-bill. Politicians in the Empire State want to outlaw anonymous speech on the Internet.Read more »
For Julia, or anyone else that understands the true and absolute joy that a beat can bring. Check out Pretty Lights and all the great artists available for download free, at prettylightsmusic.com. I think you might really enjoy the label and all the truly amazing artists that support file sharing. Listen while reading the Hungry Games novels and experience life 2 decades beyond 1984.Read more »
First They decided to get rid of pennies, no the Canadian Mint looks to completely digital currency.Read more »
Surveillance means safety. This is the argument wherever and whenever governments seek new powers to monitor their citizens. Proposed legislation in the UK to enable police and intelligence services to access emails, Skype calls and Facebook messages is another such example. It is also another case of the unnecessary and dangerous expansion of state power, in collaboration with companies, into our online – and offline – lives.Read more »
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