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Indian ISP blocks WordPress.com and 25 million hosted blogs

Indian ISP blocks WordPress.com and 25 million hosted blogs | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Indian Internet service provider Tata Photon blocked its users from accessing Wordpress.com and an estimated 25 million hosted blogs after it took a blanket approach to the government's ...
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Bahrain Court Overturns Activist’s Twitter Sentence - AllTwitter

Bahrain Court Overturns Activist’s Twitter Sentence - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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The NYPD Will Record Your Opposition to Drone Strikes | emptywheel

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Assange: U.S. 'Must Renounce Witch Hunt Against WikiLeaks'

Assange: U.S. 'Must Renounce Witch Hunt Against WikiLeaks' | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Julian Assange called on the United States to end its "witch hunt against WikiLeaks" in his first public appearance in months.
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Stepped-up computer monitoring of federal workers worries privacy advocates

Stepped-up computer monitoring of federal workers worries privacy advocates | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The stepped-up monitoring of federal workers is raising red flags for privacy advocates, who have cited the potential for abuse.
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The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology

The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Naomi Wolf: If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newsletters...
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Civil Rights Groups Release New Voter Protection App

Civil Rights Groups Release New Voter Protection App | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Defenders of the right to vote have a new high-tech weapon in their arsenal.
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E-Book Is Reading You

E-Book Is Reading You | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading.
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Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality

Speak up: The EU Commission wants to know your thoughts on Net Neutrality | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The European Commission has launched a public consultation seeking answers to questions on transparency, switching and certain aspects of internet traffic management, with a view ...
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Russia keeps punk rock protesters jailed

Russia keeps punk rock protesters jailed | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
A Moscow court ordered three young women from a punk rock band detained for six more months in blasphemy case.
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Obama Gives Thumbs-Up to New Cybersecurity Bill

Obama Gives Thumbs-Up to New Cybersecurity Bill | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
President Obama wrote an op-ed urging Congress to pass cybersecurity legislation hours after a revised cybersecurity bill was introduced.
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Internet Defense League Launches With Mission to Protect the Open Web

Internet Defense League Launches With Mission to Protect the Open Web | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The Internet Defense League, a collection of Internet activists, officially launched on Thursday.
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YouTube Blog: Face blurring: when footage requires anonymity

YouTube Blog: Face blurring: when footage requires anonymity | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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South Korea scraps law requiring use of real names online

South Korea scraps law requiring use of real names online | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
The Constitutional Court in South Korea has ruled that a law implemented five years ago requiring the use of real names online is unconstitutional.

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Facebook is collecting your data -- 500 terabytes a day

Facebook is collecting your data -- 500 terabytes a day | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
How much of your data is Facebook collecting every day? Some new stats from the company reveal just how large its user base is, and what big data means to a company with 950 million users.
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WikiLeaks Resumes Operations After Massive Cyberattack

WikiLeaks Resumes Operations After Massive Cyberattack | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
WikiLeaks is back online following a prolonged outage caused by cyberattacks.
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Wikileaks uncovers TrapWire surveillance: FAQ | ZDNet

Wikileaks uncovers TrapWire surveillance: FAQ | ZDNet | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Summary: Wikileaks' latest trove of leaked Stratfor emails details the breadth and potential impact of the TrapWire surveillance system. What is it, and are you affected?
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Your car, tracked: the rapid rise of license plate readers

Your car, tracked: the rapid rise of license plate readers | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Largely unregulated, cameras now collect millions of travel records every day.
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Ohio Limits Early Voting Hours In Democratic Counties, Expands In Republican Counties

Ohio Limits Early Voting Hours In Democratic Counties, Expands In Republican Counties | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Ohio has introduced a new tactic in their broader attempts to make it even harder for Democratic voters to get to the polls this year.
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Twitter Withholds Information from Police After Troll Threatens Murder? Not Quite | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Twitter Withholds Information from Police After Troll Threatens Murder? Not Quite | Electronic Frontier Foundation | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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DARPA Wants To Predict Terrorism, Crime By Analyzing Social Media

DARPA Wants To Predict Terrorism, Crime By Analyzing Social Media | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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Afghanistan Activists Urge Use of Social Media to Fight Politics

Afghanistan Activists Urge Use of Social Media to Fight Politics | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Activists in Afghanistan are trying to increase use of social media to in turn fight government media curbs and Taliban claims.
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Privacy rights violated at least once by U.S. intelligence-collection initiative, official says

Privacy rights violated at least once by U.S. intelligence-collection initiative, official says | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
U.S. intelligence agencies collecting e-mail and other communications under an updated surveillance statute have violated Americans’ constitutional right to privacy at least once, an official said.
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It's legal: cops seize cell phone, impersonate owner

It's legal: cops seize cell phone, impersonate owner | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
Court says sending texts using a seized iPhone doesn't violate privacy rights.
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Twitter Will Appeal Court Order To Release Protester’s Tweets - AllTwitter

Twitter Will Appeal Court Order To Release Protester’s Tweets - AllTwitter | Information Technologies and Political Rights | Scoop.it
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