6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

But the fact that democratic, liberty-loving regions of the world are also promoting censorship on the Internet is pessimistic, also with regard to the work of people like Aaron.

Strength in Numbers: The Final Count Is In

Strength in Numbers: The Final Count Is In

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OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019

OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019

Here is what the OpenVPN Community is working on: Hallmark Feature: Plugin support for Pluggable Transports.

LinkedIn reverses course after censoring Chinese profile page of US-based human rights activist Zhou Fengsuo

LinkedIn reverses course after censoring Chinese profile page of US-based human rights activist Zhou Fengsuo

Zhou, who said he posted content such as articles and photos on LinkedIn only “sporadically”, had most recently posted a message ahead of the new year on behalf of his organisation, Humanitarian China , that mentioned the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Privacy Climate Change – Slow, Steady, and Destructive Changes to the Web

Privacy Climate Change – Slow, Steady, and Destructive Changes to the Web

The top technology companies in the world are incapable of creating the requested systems and the liability provisions in the law will create a mess that will simultaneously stifle innovation and diminish existing services.

Strength in Numbers: The Internet Freedom Movement Must Be Localized

We’ve also been working on a glossary of Tor related terms we want to translate into as many languages as possible and offer it as a resource for other internet security projects to use.

Google’s Dragonfly will intensify surveillance on journalists in China

Google’s Dragonfly will intensify surveillance on journalists in China

“Our objection is to those forces of totalitarianism,” said Google co-founder Sergey Brin of China’s internet controls in an interview with The New York Times, “I think that in the long term, they are going to have to open.” It was 2010, the year Google ostentatiously left the Chinese market in protest of state censorship on online expression.

The internet war on sex is here

The internet war on sex is here

While we were all distracted by the moist dumpster fire of Tumblr announcing its porn ban, Facebook updated its startling, wide-ranging anti-sex policy that is surely making evangelicals and incels cream their jeans (let's just hope they don't post about that).

Civilized Societies Don’t Call It Censorship, but Copyright

Civilized Societies Don’t Call It Censorship, but Copyright

What the European Parliament will finally vote on is a technophobic text, tailor-made for the interests of the copyright monopolies which, moreover, doesn’t guarantee the right of authors to have a reasonable standard of living as a result of their work.

#WeHearYouKhashoggi

#WeHearYouKhashoggi

The disappearance of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi is becoming a major international incident as Western governments line up to cast doubt on the implausible and inconsistent story offered by Saudi Arabia about his death.

Between Freedom of Speech and Online Security

Between Freedom of Speech and Online Security

Moreover, the AVMD contradicts the E-Commerce Directive meant to protect the freedom of expression by ensuring that internet companies can’t be obliged to delete user-generated content.

Google CEO Tells Senators That Censored Chinese Search Engine Could Provide “Broad Benefits”

Google CEO Tells Senators That Censored Chinese Search Engine Could Provide “Broad Benefits”

They called Dragonfly “deeply troubling” and said it “risks making Google complicit in human rights abuses related to China’s rigorous censorship regime.” Launching the censored search engine would be “a coup for the Chinese government” and set “a worrying precedent for other companies seeking to do business in China without compromising their core values,” they wrote in a letter that was also signed by Sens.

‘THE GOOD CENSOR’: Leaked Google Briefing Admits Abandonment of Free Speech for ‘Safety And Civility’

‘THE GOOD CENSOR’: Leaked Google Briefing Admits Abandonment of Free Speech for ‘Safety And Civility’

An internal company briefing produced by Google and leaked exclusively to Breitbart News argues that due to a variety of factors, including the election of President Trump, the “American tradition” of free speech on the internet is no longer viable.

THE GOOD CENSOR – Google Growth Strategy: ‘Shift Towards Censorship’ to Appease Authoritarian Governments

THE GOOD CENSOR – Google Growth Strategy: ‘Shift Towards Censorship’ to Appease Authoritarian Governments

An 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor”, exclusively leaked to Breitbart News from within Google reveals that government requests for Google to censor content have nearly tripled since 2016, although it does not say that Google shouldn’t cooperate.

Sphere

Sphere

Do you know that all your activities in the Internet are traced and recorded? Whether you use search engines, read emails or communicate in social media, all your activities are always in full view. We dream of a free world with safe Internet.

Reasons not to use (i.e., be used by) Facebook

Under pressure from cross-dressers, Facebook said it would relax the 'real name' policy and allow people to use aliases, but only if they are generally known by those aliases or if they were victims of certain types of abuse or stalking.

Petition · European Commission: Investigate Axel Voss for undermining citizens digital rights in Europe · Change.org

Petition · European Commission: Investigate Axel Voss for undermining citizens digital rights in Europe · Change.org

We're asking our representatives and institutions to investigate and consider suspending Axel Voss, the rapporteur for the Copyright Directive, for potential conflict of interest and subversion of democracy within the European Union.

Articles 11 and 13 in the New EU Copyright Directive Enable More Surveillance

Articles 11 and 13 in the New EU Copyright Directive Enable More Surveillance

What likely happened here is a bunch of people who do not understand how the Internet fundamentally works have looked at statistics on how many times Google, Yahoo, Reddit, Twitter, etc have linked their content and multiplied that by some arbitrary number for their “link-tax” and decided that they can now cash in because of their new legislation.

Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers

Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers

Google built a prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users’ searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries, The Intercept can reveal.

Julia Reda – Out-of-control censorship machines removed my article warning of out-of-control censorship machines

Julia Reda – Out-of-control censorship machines removed my article warning of out-of-control censorship machines

Under current US law, Google allows a number of companies to directly and without oversight remove sites from its search index, based purely on the claim that copyrights are being infringed.

Google is expanding back into China. What does that mean for freedom of information?

Google is expanding back into China. What does that mean for freedom of information?

Google will expand into China and launch a new search engine compliant with the Chinese government’s strict censorship rules, according to a recent report by The Intercept’s Ryan Gallagher.

TLS 1.3 is Coming – an Opportunity for Amazon, Google and Microsoft to End Censorship

TLS 1.3 is Coming – an Opportunity for Amazon, Google and Microsoft to End Censorship

If Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Azure allow domain fronting with TLS 1.3, censorship countries like China are faced with a binary choice. The problem is that Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud currently do not allow domain fronting.