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The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement is a typical case of policy laundering: an undemocratic product that threatens free speech on the internet, small content creators and cheap medication in the 3rd world and the west alike.
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The Unpromised One's Blog: The Netherlands Shoots Down ACTA

The Unpromised One's Blog: The Netherlands Shoots Down ACTA | Actavity | Scoop.it
It has the potential to encroach essential freedoms all in the name of stopping cyber attacks. We must not forget our friends in Europe, however, who are fighting against an equally, if not more, disastrous ACTA.
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Netherlands Pre-Warns EU Parliament That It Will Not Accept ACTA ...

Netherlands Pre-Warns EU Parliament That It Will Not Accept ACTA ... | Actavity | Scoop.it
With critical votes in the EU Parliament on ACTA quickly approaching, the Dutch House of Representatives decided to take a pre-emptive strike, and unanimously accept a motion that urged the Cabinet to reject ACTA, while ...
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Curated Contents: [Infographics] CISPA: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

Curated Contents: [Infographics] CISPA: What Is It and Why Should We Care? | Actavity | Scoop.it
[Infographics] CISPA: What Is It and Why Should We Care?
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Congress To Amend NDAA To Give DoD & NSA Greater 'Cyberwar' Powers | Techdirt

Congress To Amend NDAA To Give DoD & NSA Greater 'Cyberwar' Powers | Techdirt | Actavity | Scoop.it
Remember the NDAA? Yeah, for a variety of reasons that bill got a lot of attention last year -- mostly focused on the question of detainment of terrorists. But there are some other nuggets in the bill, including one tidbit about "military...
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UNSEAT THE #1 PUBLIC ENEMY OF THE INTERNET:...

UNSEAT THE #1 PUBLIC ENEMY OF THE INTERNET:... | Actavity | Scoop.it
UNSEAT THE #1 PUBLIC ENEMY OF THE INTERNET: REPRESENTATIVE LAMAR SMITH 2012 ELECTIONS Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX21) is bought and paid for in full by the entertainment industry and corporate...
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Kroes and "the world without ACTA" - La Quadrature du Net

Kroes and "the world without ACTA" - La Quadrature du Net | Actavity | Scoop.it
RT @FelixTreguer: "The world without #ACTA"... Don't let @NeelieKroesEU fool ya!
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Abbas Reverses Internet Censorship

Abbas Reverses Internet Censorship | Actavity | Scoop.it
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas reverses an order censoring news websites linked to one of his fiercest critics.
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Firefox creators Mozilla attack Congress; denounce CISPA — RT

Firefox creators Mozilla attack Congress; denounce CISPA — RT | Actavity | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley’s Mozilla Corporation has tasked themselves with extinguishing a fire, and no, it’s not what you have in mind.
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Pirate Party, Focusing On Internet Freedom, Gains Serious Momentum In Germany - ThinkProgress

Pirate Party, Focusing On Internet Freedom, Gains Serious Momentum In Germany - ThinkProgress | Actavity | Scoop.it
ThinkProgressPirate Party, Focusing On Internet Freedom, Gains Serious Momentum In GermanyThinkProgressLamar S.
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Flyer gegen ACTA › netzpolitik.org

Flyer gegen ACTA › netzpolitik.org | Actavity | Scoop.it
Der erste ACTA-Flyer des Digitale Gesellschaft e.V. ist fertig getextet und layoutet und geht bald in einer ersten kleinen Auflage in die ...

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Social Media vs. Monster of Internet Censorship! Which Side Are You On? ~ SEO Optimization l Internet Marketing Strategies l Social Media Strategies

Social Media vs. Monster of Internet Censorship! Which Side Are You On? ~ SEO Optimization l Internet Marketing Strategies l Social Media Strategies | Actavity | Scoop.it
The major threat to the freedom of the net comes from the governments across the globe, who are increasingly trying to control access and communication of their citizens.
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Roep om aanpak levering internetfilters

Roep om aanpak levering internetfilters | Actavity | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM – Het Europees Parlement heeft een resolutie aangenomen waardoor regels ontwikkeld kunnen worden voor Europese bedrijven die geld verdienen aan internetcensuur.
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Translations of Dutch parliamentary resolutions against ACTA « Bits ...

Translations of Dutch parliamentary resolutions against ACTA « Bits ... | Actavity | Scoop.it
On 29 May 2012, a majority of the Dutch parliament voted for three resolutions in the fight against ACTA. In short, the parliament requested the Dutch government to make the final decision to not sign or ratify ACTA (resolutions ...
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Ron Paul pleads with supporters to fight CISPA and Internet censorship

Ron Paul pleads with supporters to fight CISPA and Internet censorship | Actavity | Scoop.it
Presidential hopeful Ron Paul made a splash with supporters in California on Friday, and the impetus in a rowdy round of applause was something of serious concern with voters this election year: the Internet.
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mitt romney calculator: ACTA Runs Out of Gas in Europe

Today in international tech news: ACTA is essentially declared dead in Europe. Meanwhile, a journalist from The Guardian live-tweets his arrest in Moscow while covering -- or at least trying to cover -- the inauguration of ...
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You Can Help Stop the Next SOPA | Quick Hitts

You Can Help Stop the Next SOPA | Quick Hitts | Actavity | Scoop.it
We stopped SOPA/PIPA, a bill that would have broken the internet, with a huge effort that included shutting down major sites and minor ones (like this one),...
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Act against ACTA Events für den 09.06.2012 (Deutschland)

Act against ACTA Events für den 09.06.2012 (Deutschland) | Actavity | Scoop.it
Hier habt ihr bisher alle erfassten Events der Städte in Deutschland für die anstehenden ACTA Demonstrationen. Wie auch das letzte Mal, könnt ihr uns weitere Links zu FB events oder Pads via Tumblr...
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Facebook Starts Filtering Comments – Censorship Or Spam Filtering?

Facebook Starts Filtering Comments – Censorship Or Spam Filtering? | Actavity | Scoop.it
Within the last few days, a number of people have experience difficulty in posting their comments simply because a Facebook error message would pop up, suggesting that their message is either irrelevant or inappropriate.
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The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable

The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | Actavity | Scoop.it
James Ball: To block even one high-profile filesharing website would quickly require apparatus as sophisticated as the great firewall of China...
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Who supports and opposes CISPA, and why? - The Verge

Who supports and opposes CISPA, and why? - The Verge | Actavity | Scoop.it
ABC NewsWho supports and opposes CISPA, and why?
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SOPA, PIPA, and now CISPA? Oh my. | Facts not Fairies

SOPA, PIPA, and now CISPA? Oh my. That the giant media corporations are conspiring with the government to create an information monopoly may sound like a tin foil hat conspiracy theory, however it is factual.
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What is a data scientist? It's the job of the moment. But what exactly is a data scientist?

What is a data scientist? It's the job of the moment. But what exactly is a data scientist? | Actavity | Scoop.it

Everybody loves a data scientist: ever since Google's Hal Varian told the world that...

 

"the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians. People think I'm joking, but who would've guessed that computer engineers would've been the sexy job of the 1990s?"

 

That, combined with the McKinsey report into big data last year is a powerful blend. The report reckoned the US alone would need 190,000 deep analytical 'data scientists' - and another 1.5m data-savvy managers to make the big decisions.

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CISPA Infographic: How CISPA is Like SOPA (infographic)

CISPA infographic. What is the CISPA bill and how does it resemble SOPA? Internet free speech advocates are up in arms -- infographic. (RT @OccupyWallStNYC: #CISPA is a direct violation of the 4th AMD.
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Is the G8 already working on a new ACTA? | EDRI

Is the G8 already working on a new ACTA? | EDRI | Actavity | Scoop.it

A leaked G8 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the UK and USA) document gives the strongest indication yet that the leading countries behind ACTA are working on the basis that the Agreement is now in serious trouble and needs to be fundamentally re-thought and re-worked – and in its current form even abandoned.

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