Global minilinks for 2008-04-20
April 20, 2008
- EU Intends to Criminalize Terrorist "Provocations"
Online speech will be included.
- The Creep of Overbroad Surveillance Laws
RIPA, a UK bill intended to be used in serious crimes, was used to spy on a couple suspected of forging school application forms.
- French Assembly Seek to Ban Anorexia Speech
Bill which criminalizes "incitement to excessive thinness by publicising of any kind" passes the Assembly, but needs Senate approval before becoming law.
- Repression 2.0
Newsweek looks at how the Net is used in censorship and surveillance in Africa and China.
- P2P Bandwidth - An International Overview
Michael Geist takes a look at "disproportionate" net use -- and finds the Bell Canada has far less of a problem than other countries who do not throttle their users.
- "Judicial scandal" in Pirate Bay case
One of the police officers and chief witnesses in the Swedish Pirate Bay case now works for Time Warner.
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...