Global minilinks for 2008-05-27
May 27, 2008
- Michael Geist - Ten More Questions for Industry Minister Prentice
On the eve of Canada's DMCA, the politician in charge has plenty to answer for.
- German Phone Company in Spying Scandal
Deutsch Telekom employees analyzed "several hundred thousand landline and mobile connection data sets of key German journalists reporting on Telekom and their private contacts."
- Gamer anger at Nokia's "Lock In"
UK gamers battle Nokia's N-Gage's DRM and terms of service
- EU Rejects New Intellectual Property Rights for Sport
"Unjustified protectionism and injurious to press freedom," say publishers.
- Shops Secretly Track Customers via Mobile Phone
A less salubrious use of GNU Radio.
- Rolling Stone on "China's All-Seeing Eye"
Naomi Klein on how China's censorship is being exported.
- Canada Watchdogs Investigate Deep Packet Inspection
Are ISPs invading users' privacy?
For governments interested in suppressing information online, the old methods of direct censorship are getting less and less effective. Over the past month, the Thai government has made escalating attempts to suppress critical information online. In the last week, faced with an embarrassing video of the Thai King ,...
EFF has learned about a new proposal for European law that takes aim at online streaming services, but which will strike a serious blow to creators and their fans. The proposal, which would effectively ban online streaming services from hosting works under free licenses, could spell an end to services...
Today InternetLab , Brazil’s leading digital rights organization, released their 2017 report on local telecommunications companies, and how they treat their customer's private information. Brazil’s “ Quem defende seus dados? ” (“Who Defends Your Data?”) seeks to encourage companies to compete for users by showing who will stand...
Civil rights organizations are sounding the alarm over a proposal by Trump’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that would require visa holders from China to turn over their social media “handles.” “On the surface, this is a policy directed at citizens from China seeking to travel to the U.S. on...
It's Paraguay's turn to take a closer look at the practices of their local Internet companies, and how they treat their customer's private information. Paraguay's ¿Quien Defiende Tus Datos? (Who Defends Your Data?) is a project of TEDIC , the country's leading digital rights organization. It's part...