Global minilinks for 2008-05-10
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.