The UK’s Data Emergency

The UK’s Data Emergency

In a sudden move by the British Parliament, in response to April’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling that the current Data Retention is unlawful and contravenes the European Convention of Human Rights, the leaders of the three main parties have this week colluded behind closed doors. They created a draft for a replacement legislation on the Data Retention, which they intend to push through the UK’s […]

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The Day We Fight Back

The Day We Fight Back

Today, 11 February 2014, marks The Day We Fight Back, on a date chosen to coincide with the anniversary of Aaron Swartz‘s death and the two-year anniversary of the SOPA blackout which he helped organise.  Groups including the EFF, Mozilla, BoingBoing and Reddit will hold a worldwide day of activism against the mass surveillance perpetrated by governmental organisations such as the US’ NSA and the […]

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The Day We Fight Back

The Day We Fight Back

Aujourd’hui, le 11 février 2014, marque « The Day We Fight Back », le jour où l’on décide de riposter, une date choisie parce qu’elle coïncide avec l’anniversaire de la mort d’Aaron Schwartz et les deux ans d’anniversaire du blackout de la SOPA qu’il aida à organiser. Des groupes dont l’EFF, Mozilla, BoingBoing et Reddit vont organiser une journée mondiale d’activisme contre la surveillance de […]

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UK’s web blocking programme begins

UK’s web blocking programme begins

UK blocking has become default for every new subscriber to an ISP service and will soon be extended to all existing subscribers. The impact of these filters has already been catastrophic as shown in an investigation by “Newsnight”.

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UK Prime Minister calls for further Web Blocking

UK Prime Minister calls for further Web Blocking

In a widely criticised move, this week David Cameron (The UK’s Prime Minister) indicated his intention to force Britain’s ISPs to filter pornography, this would be achieved by making account holders “opt in” for access to otherwise black-listed sites on the public web.

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