Blog Posts Tagged with "Internet Freedom"

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Congress Will Battle Over Internet Privacy in 2013

February 01, 2013 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

In 2013, Congress will tackle several bills—both good and bad—that could shape Internet privacy for the next decade. Some were introduced last year, and some will be completely new. For now, here's what's ahead in the upcoming Congress...

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Stop the Next SOPA and CISPA: Register to Vote for Internet Freedom

September 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress needs to know that the Internet is watching and that users won’t sit on the sidelines as technology intended to connect us and bring knowledge to people worldwide is turned against us for the purposes of censorship and surveillance...

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Do Not Track Update: The Fight for User Privacy Continues

September 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF and other digital rights advocates are continuing to fight for Do Not Track, a one-click browser-based signal users can turn on to tell websites not to track their online browsing habits. In this article, we’ll be reviewing recent Congressional hearings about online tracking...

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Creating a Surveillance-Free Internet

September 20, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Since its origins in 2008, Freedom Not Fear has developed the general message: fundamental rights like privacy, free expression, due process, and democratic participation are jeopardized when reactionary, fear-driven surveillance systems penetrate our societies...

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TPP and its Impact on Digital Freedom

September 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Disciplines related to IPR could impact how people gain access to the Internet and could constrain what people may say online or how they can collaborate and share content. It is imperative that the IPR chapter of the proposed TPP agreement not inappropriately constrain online activity..."

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TPP: Don’t Let Them Trade Away Internet Freedom

August 28, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The intellectual property (IP) chapter would have negative ramifications for freedom and innovation and second, the process has shut out multi-stakeholder participation and is shrouded in secrecy. The TPP is a threat because it rewrites global rules on IP enforcement and restrict the public domain...

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Gauss Malware and Shadow Warfare

August 14, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

The International Telegraph Union is the world’s telecommunication governing body. The United States is actively resisting them as the governing body. With Kaspersky’s Gauss discovery, the United States’ argument grows weaker. The US recognizes the advantage it has by having de facto control over the internet...

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A Victory Over Cyber Spying

August 04, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress has been working to pass cybersecurity legislation for years – and EFF has fought to ensure that civil liberties weren’t sacrificed in the process. This year was the hardest: Congress got closer than ever to enacting a bill that could threaten the privacy of online communications. We fought back...

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New Cybersecurity Bill Patches Serious Vulnerabilities

July 24, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We remain unpersuaded that any of the proposed cybersecurity measures are necessary and we still have concerns about certain sections of the bill, especially the sections on monitoring and countermeasures. But this was a big step in the direction of protecting online rights...

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No Data Retention Mandate in Smith’s New Legislation

July 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

A controversial, anti-privacy data retention mandate is notably absent from the child protection bill recently introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith. Smith had previously introduced H.R. 1981, which would have mandated that ISPs collect and maintain data on Internet users not suspected of any crime...

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Internet Users Again Shut Out of Secret TPP Negotiations

July 05, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

We don’t know what’s in the current version of the TPP’s IP chapter - the public has only seen a leaked version. Given what we've seen in this leak, we have every right to be furious that representatives are negotiating an agreement that will harm online expression, privacy, and innovation on the Internet...

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Time for Congress to Pledge to Uphold Internet Freedom

July 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress has attempted to legislate in favor of corporations and law enforcement at the expense of its users’ basic rights. Netizens’ strong desire to keep the Internet open and free has been brushed aside as naïve and inconsequential, in favor of lobbyists and special interest groups. Well, no longer...

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The Right to Internet Anonymity and Legal Implications

June 28, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

Anonymizing services are based on the concept of distribution of routing information during a transmission. It is not known prior the path between a source and destination, and every node of the network manages minimal information to route the packets to the next hop without preserving history of the path...

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Oh No, UN Control!

June 19, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

The problem is that we have a bunch of ‘Bad Actors’ seeking to undermine the United States' plan for a global internet presence and freedom of information, and replace it with their own agenda of propaganda, isolationism and censorship of their populace. There is no logical course of events here...

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Congressional Witnesses Agree: Multistakeholders Right for Internet Regulation

June 15, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The threat posed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is not limited to an outright "takeover" by Russia or China. ITU's vision of Internet policy-making is more like "taking control" than the transparent and bottom-up multi-stakeholder process typically associated with Internet governance...

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Cybersecurity Act Threatens Online Rights: a Handout for Your Senator

June 11, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Cybersecurity Act (S. 2105), sponsored by Sen. Lieberman and Sen. Collins, compromises core American civil liberties in the name of thwarting network attacks. While Internet security is of the utmost importance, safeguarding our networks need not come at the expense of our online freedoms...

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