Global minilinks for 2008-05-04
May 4, 2008
- Global Online Freedom Act To Get Hearing
Rep. Chris Smith's bill to force companies to comply with US government standards on censorship, filtering and privacy in certain countries moves ahead.
- Egyptians use Facebook to Deter Censorship
Dissidents collectively acting online to organize real world protests.
- China Beats US for Internet Population
Now has 221 million users, to United State's 216 million.
- Jailed Chinese Journalist Shi Tao's Poem Follows Olympic Torch's Route Online
The string of online activists jailed by the Chinese government dogs its Olympics preparations.
- Bypassing a Laptop's Fingerprint Login - Using Its Own Dirty Mouse
Kim Cameron shows that a laptop has plenty of finger marks to undermine its own security system.
- Declared Income of All Italian Citizens Posted on Web
Not a data leak, but a deliberate attempt to "fight tax evasion" by the outgoing Italian administration.
- A Short Film Commemorating the 1943 Dutch Population Registry Attack
In occupied Holland, the resistance had to take desperate measures to stop misuse of collected personal data.
- EULAs in the UK
British consumer groups and lawyers are becoming more and more concerned by EULA language.
- Google Hands Over Personal Data to Brazilian Authorities
After fighting against revealing Orkut identities, Google has finally given data on 300 users to a Brazilian senate committee.
- Russian Prosecutors Eye Internet Censorship
"The new proposal is for any website deemed to have hosted extremist material to be blocked by providers in Russia 'within a month,' Sizov said."
- Performing Rights Society Doing Well From Internet
The UK collecting society is benefitting from a deal with YouTube and other digital platforms.
In 2011, Colombian graduate student Diego Gomez shared another student’s Master’s thesis with colleagues over the Internet. After a long legal battle, Diego was able to breathe a sigh of relief today as he was cleared of the criminal charges that he faced for this harmless act of...
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...