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18.07.2019

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

Surveillance Capitalism, controversial accountability and a way out

What is happening with capitalism today, globally, is extremely interesting: we believe that we are enjoy individual freedoms, precisely when we are been watched more than ever before. Dozens of sites highlight personal information. The digital world has become tailor made to each one of us in order to achieve… »

09.07.2019

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

By Sally Burch for bot populi The arrest of Julian Assange in London and his indictment by the US government highlight one of the main contradictions of our digitalized societie. The democratic principles of defending human rights and official transparency and accountability are giving way to systematic spying on… »

21.01.2019

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Censorship

The Ultimate Guide to Internet Censorship

By Gray Williams Online censorship is becoming an increasingly relevant topic as various actors vie for control over the free flow of information. The importance of free and independent news and information outlets cannot be understated at the present time, and the influence of a free internet has a profound effect on public opinion. Table… »

18.08.2018

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

Facebook censors Telesur and Venezuela Analysis

Monday evening, the English language page of the television network Telesur, which is published by the Venezuelan government, was taken down by Facebook in a direct act of censorship of content critical of US government policy. After administrators received a notice that the Telesur English page had violated Facebook’s “Terms of Use,” the… »

27.03.2018

Google, Facebook, Algorithms, And The Building of the Iron Wall

Google, Facebook, Algorithms, And The Building of the Iron Wall

By Chris Hedges Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, along with 18 members of the House of Representatives—15 Republicans and three Democrats—has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Qatari-run Al-Jazeera television network register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The letter… »

23.03.2018

Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

By Andre Damon Google announced Wednesday that it is partnering with the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and other major news outlets to reinforce their monopoly over news coverage by blocking independent news organizations. The New York Times, whose stock price soared after the announcement, said… »

08.09.2016

German government backs Deutsche Welle in Turkey dispute

German government backs Deutsche Welle in Turkey dispute

German diplomats have spoken out after Turkey’s Youth and Sports Ministry confiscated a DW interview. Media and Culture Commissioner Monika Grütters has also made a strong public statement. On Wednesday, German Media and Culture Commissioner Monika Grütters received resounding applause in the Bundestag for criticizing the Turkish Youth and Sports… »

28.11.2012

Supreme Court suspends controversial article of Cyber Crimes Law

Supreme Court suspends controversial article of Cyber Crimes Law

As a result of a constitutional challenge filed by the journalist Randall Rivera against Costa Rica’s Information Crimes Law, the Supreme Court has temporarily suspended parts of the controversial legislation, in particular Article 288 providing for prison sentences of between four and eight years for anyone publishing “secret political information”. »

17.10.2012

Open letter to president-elect of a country with 100 dead or missing journalists

Open letter to president-elect of a country with 100 dead or missing journalists

Dear President-Elect Peña Nieto, You are ending a European tour with a visit to Paris before being sworn in as your country’s next president on 1 December.  Tomorrow you will meet with French President François Hollande and the next day you will address the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development… »

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