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Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today) | TechCrunch

Iran Announces Plan To Launch Domestic Internet By March 2013 (And To Block Google Today) | TechCrunch | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
It seems that the Iranian government is working to take even tighter control of the country's already heavily-censored version of the Internet.
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How Is Social Media Changing Diplomacy?

How Is Social Media Changing Diplomacy? | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
State Department officials and ambassadors agree: Social media is changing the craft of international diplomacy.
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Judge: Actress in Anti-Muslim Film Can't Force YouTube to Take it Down

Judge: Actress in Anti-Muslim Film Can't Force YouTube to Take it Down | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A judge has denied the request of an actress appearing in "Innocence of Muslims" to force YouTube to take down the film.
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U.S. official says cyberattacks can trigger self-defense rule

State department’s top lawyer cites actions causing nuclear meltdown or disrupting air traffic as examples.
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How Netflix’s lobbying dollars could lead to improved email privacy in the United States

How Netflix’s lobbying dollars could lead to improved email privacy in the United States | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
It's not well known, but here in the United States, for the police to get their hands on your personal email, no warrant is required. Yes, your email really isn't very secure.

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New social media policy lets NYPD cops troll Facebook under fake names

New social media policy lets NYPD cops troll Facebook under fake names | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Even if the innocent has nothing to hide, there's no doubt that a new social media policy issued by the NY Police Department is raising concerns among the public.

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Faced With Financial Penalty, Twitter Hands Over Protestor’s Tweets - AllTwitter

Faced With Financial Penalty, Twitter Hands Over Protestor’s Tweets - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Faced With Financial Penalty, Twitter Hands Over Protestor’s Tweets...
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The Facebook-addicted judge and the little blue bird

The Facebook-addicted judge and the little blue bird | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Twitter is fighting a major privacy case that will help determine who has rights in social media. Unfortunately, the case is before a judge who has been disciplined for misusing Facebook.
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The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System

The FBI's Billion Dollar Facial Recog System | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
It's the eye in the sky, patiently watching, tracking your every move.
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Anonymous hacks Cambodian government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder’s arrest, leaks over 5k docs

Anonymous hacks Cambodian government in response to The Pirate Bay co-founder’s arrest, leaks over 5k docs | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
At the start of this month, news broke that The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm had been arrested in Cambodia, quickly followed by speculation that millions of dollars were ...
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The FBI pours $1 billion into facial recognition technology project, going nationwide in 2014

The FBI pours $1 billion into facial recognition technology project, going nationwide in 2014 | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a $1 billion budget for its latest venture: using facial recognition technology to fight crime. Dubbed the Next Generation Identification ...
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Indian PM warns of dangers of social media

Indian PM warns of dangers of social media | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Manmohan Singh’s warning came after online threats and text messages sparked a mass exodus of migrants from southern cities.
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India begins issuing summons to Web users accused of “inflammatory” content

India begins issuing summons to Web users accused of “inflammatory” content | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The Indian government's efforts to 'clean up' social media are continuing after officials revealed that they have begun sending legal notices to Twitter users who they believe stirred ...
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The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here’s Why. | TechCrunch

The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here’s Why. | TechCrunch | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Sarah Downey is a senior privacy strategist at Albine, provider of online privacy solutions. Keep track of her on her blog and on Twitter.

The ad industry says that Do Not Track will destroy the free Internet.
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Facebook Is Now Recording Everyone You Stalk

Facebook Is Now Recording Everyone You Stalk | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Do you like looking at the profiles of people you don't know that well on Facebook? Of course you do, because we're all sick and it's fun.
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Iran preparing internal version of Internet

Iran preparing internal version of Internet | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Last month, Iran’s communications and information technology minister unveiled a plan to take key government agencies and military outfits offline and onto the new network.
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Inside the leaked White House cybersecurity executive order

Inside the leaked White House cybersecurity executive order | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Last night TechDirt managed to secure a copy of the draft cybersecurity executive order that the Obama administration has circulated. TNW has read TechDirt's report and the executive ...
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US Judge rules school violated First Amendment by demanding Facebook password from 12-year-old girl

US Judge rules school violated First Amendment by demanding Facebook password from 12-year-old girl | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
On September 6, US Judge Michael Davis ruled that the Minnewaska Area School District in Minnesota violated the First Amendment (freedom of speech) and Fourth Amendment (unreasonable ...
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Twitter May Not Be Able To Protect You From Governments, But They’re Trying To Keep Hackers Away - AllTwitter

Twitter May Not Be Able To Protect You From Governments, But They’re Trying To Keep Hackers Away - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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House Approves Sweeping, Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers | Threat Level | Wired.com

House Approves Sweeping, Warrantless Electronic Spy Powers | Threat Level | Wired.com | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The House on Wednesday reauthorized for five years broad electronic eavesdropping powers that largely legalized the George W. Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program.
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Judge to Twitter: Hand Over Protestor's Data or Pay Up

Judge to Twitter: Hand Over Protestor's Data or Pay Up | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The ongoing saga over one Occupy Wall Street protestor's Twitter data is about to get even more serious.
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Anonymous protests ACTA ratification in Tokyo

Anonymous protests ACTA ratification in Tokyo | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Japan quietly ratifies controversial treaty.
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Gunman Posts to Facebook During Denver Hostage Standoff

Gunman Posts to Facebook During Denver Hostage Standoff | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A gunman holding a RadioShack employee hostage posted dire Facebook messages during a standoff with police.
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White House drafting standards to guard U.S. against cyberattack, officials say

White House drafting standards to guard U.S. against cyberattack, officials say | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A preliminary executive order could begin to accomplish what could not be achieved through Congress.
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