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Digital freedom, internet governance on agenda at two key meetings

It’s a big week for digital freedom and internet governance, with two key summits taking place in Geneva ahead of World Telecommunication and …

Azerbaijan extends libel law to web speech

Index on Censorship and partner organizations have strongly condemned moves by Azerbaijan’s government on Tuesday to criminalise online slander and …

Today is Bassel's second birthday in prison

jykhui | Instagram<p>Software engineer and open-source advocate Bassel Khartabil will spend his second birthday in prison today. Palestinian-born Bassel …

Vietnamese activists appeal sentences

Eight Vietnamese human rights activists are appealing their convictions today.<p>Paulus Le Son is one of the bloggers appealing their sentences. (Photo: …

UN report calls for freedom of expression in post-2015 development

Calling for a transformation in the approach to global development that includes a larger role for freedom of expression, the United Nations’ High …

China's government still mute on Tiananmen

On the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests — when Chinese security forces carried out a violent crackdown on protesters occupying the …

Bahrain: The Authorities Celebrate the World Day against Cyber-censorship by Arresting 6 Twitter Users

The <b>Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights (BYSHR)</b> expresses its deep concern for the Bahraini Authorities arrest of a number of Twitter users on the …

Human Rights
North Korea

Google's Eric Schmidt warns on China's attempts to control the internet

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, has described China as "the most egregious" example of a nation attempting to control the internet, …

Is there a better way to upgrade the internet? BitTorrent’s CEO says there is

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Aaron Kohr<p>If we persist in thinking of the internet as an information superhighway, then we’ll continue …

There’s a Huge Cyber Attack Slowing Down the Internet Because of Spam

Noticing a bit of a lag online today? If you are, you might be able to thank an ongoing battle between anti-spam organization <b>Spamhaus</b> and alleged …

Cybersecurity

Yeah, We Broke the Internet: The Inside Story of the Biggest Attack Ever

Sven Olaf Kamphuis says his group was behind this week’s massive Internet attack. He also says it was completely justified—and kind of blamed the …

Demonstration

Avoid All Humans and Internet Websites, Because April Fools’ Day Is the Worst Day Ever

For some of us, April Fools’ Day is the worst day on the calendar.<p>By “us,” I mean the type that could be described as “gullible.” Those who, I don’t …

Chris Brown

An Introduction To The Internet From 1995

A 27-minute-long TV show about computers examined a new fad: the Internet.<p>“Electronic mail is what I do most,” says <i>The New York Times</i>‘ John Markoff in the intro of this amazing time capsule of a video. “Here, you see an email I got from Steve Jobs.” Markoff appeared on the 1995 episode of Computer …

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