- Press Freedom in the Arab World Goes Online
An overview of the effect of the Net on freedom of speech in the Middle East. "The internet has been a godsend for freedom of expression in the Arab world," says the Egyptian-American syndicated columnist Mona Eltahaw.
- Google Grilled on Human Rights
"We've seen little more than talk and defensiveness from Google since the problems emerged", says Amnesty International member proposing a shareholder vote on Google's behaviour in China.
- Vigils, Fundraising for Malaysia's Jailed Blogger
Where almost every politician has a blog, citizen blogger Raja Petra remains under arrest for sedition. Petra's readers have already raised more money than is needed to pay his fine.
- MEPs Want More IP for Sports
Sports teams and companies lobby the European Parliament to expand IP rights to cover more of sports.
- CCTV Has Failed to Cut Crime in the UK
Surveillance camera footage used in less than 3% of cases.
- Privacy Competition for the Commonwealth
The Privacy Commissioners of Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Canada, the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Victoria launch a $3000 competition about privacy for high school students.
- UK Starts Forcing Keys From Suspects
The first cases under RIPA, where the police can compel individuals to disclose passwords or private keys.
- Freedom for Fouad Al Farhan
Egypt's prominent imprisoned blogger is freed, after months of online campaigning.
- Google Changes Trademark Ad Policy in UK to Match US
Allows European companies to advertise on keywords connected to a competitors' brand.
- Cuba Lifts Ban on Home Computers
Internet access still forbidden.