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Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker

Edward Snowden: From 'Geeky' Dropout To NSA Leaker | Internet Censorship and Surveillance | Scoop.it
What motivated the former NSA contractor to divulge carefully guarded NSA secrets? A new Vanity Fair article takes a look back at the "kid from the Maryland suburbs."
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Edward Snowden has played a key role in bringing recent NSA activities to light.  This is an interesting interview with him that explains his past, and how exactly he discovered what was really happening behind closed doors.

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Former NSA Official: We Need 'Actionable Information,' Shared Quickly Between Government And Private Sector

Former NSA Official: We Need 'Actionable Information,' Shared Quickly Between Government And Private Sector | Internet Censorship and Surveillance | Scoop.it
Lawmakers need to put liability protection in place to enable private sector firms to work more closely in threat intellgience sharing with the federal government, saidAir Force Col. Cedric Leighton (ret.).
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This article details a recent statement given by a former NSA official, who is pro-internet surveillance.  It gives the other side of the story, from the NSA's point of view.

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Fight for the Future, defending our basic rights and freedoms

Fight for the Future, defending our basic rights and freedoms | Internet Censorship and Surveillance | Scoop.it
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This site is a great collection of resources dedicated to fighting internet censorship.  They really have a huge number of projects going!

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CISPA: SOPA's Evil Twin [Infographic]

CISPA: SOPA's Evil Twin [Infographic] | Internet Censorship and Surveillance | Scoop.it
We stopped SOPA, but the legislative threats to the open Internet keep on coming. The latest is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). It would give the government the ability to designate information or a user account or an individual as a "cyber threat" for doing things like leaking classified information or infringing on a…
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Here is a great article and infographic explaining one of the newest threats to internet freedom, CISPA.

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Protests against SOPA and PIPA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Protests against SOPA and PIPA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On January 18, 2012, a series of coordinated protests occurred against two proposed laws in the United States Congress-the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). These followed smaller protests in late 2011.

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A very important article for anyone interested in the topic of internet censorhip.  In 2012, two new acts were proposed in the US--SOPA and PIPA--that could greatly affect the liberties available for content producers on the internet.  Give this article a good read!

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SOPA Vs NSA Protests, In Pictures | TechCrunch

SOPA Vs NSA Protests, In Pictures | TechCrunch | Internet Censorship and Surveillance | Scoop.it
Today, a coalition of websites promised an Internet-wide protest against the National Security Agency, similar to the mass blackouts that rose up against the..
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All About CISPA, the Bill that Wants to Erode Your Online Privacy

All About CISPA, the Bill that Wants to Erode Your Online Privacy | Internet Censorship and Surveillance | Scoop.it
Just months after the internet censorship bills SOPA and PIPA were taken off the floor, a new and similarly scrutinized bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) has passed through the House of Representatives and is on its way to the Senate. So, what's the bill all about, and does it really resemble SOPA? Let's take a look.
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Lots of companies have openly supported CISPA in the past, include Facebook.  This article does a good job of explaining why they would do that, despite the bill infringing on user's freedoms.

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Worse than SOPA? CISPA to censor Web in name of cybersecurity - YouTube

An onrush of condemnation and criticism kept the SOPA and PIPA acts from passing earlier this year, but US lawmakers have already authored another authoritar...
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In this age of digital surveillance, it is more important than ever to be knowledgeable about the potential threats to your online freedoms.  This video explains what CISPA is and how it can affect you--watch it! 

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The NSA's favorite law is up for a vote soon.

The NSA's favorite law is up for a vote soon. | Internet Censorship and Surveillance | Scoop.it
CISPA is a law that turns the sites you love into legally immune government spies. It already passed the house, and even though no one wants it except the NSA, it's headed for a vote in the Senate. Do something.
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CISPA first came about in 2012, but it is still not dead.  This site explains exactly what CISPA is and how to fight it.

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Why SOPA is a bad idea

Why SOPA is a bad idea | Internet Censorship and Surveillance | Scoop.it
What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.
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This is a great talk given by Clay Shirky that explains SOPA and PIPA in simple terms.  He is absolutely right when he says "more is coming," such as CISPA.

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BBC News Internet censorship around the world - YouTube

Singapore's government is set to tighten regulations for news websites - a move that has drawn accusations that the authorities are trying to control blogs t...
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This is a great little video from the BBC that gives an overview of the current state of internet censorship in China, India, and the US.

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