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Freedom of expression in the digital world is increasingly under threat, from firewalls and takedown orders to filtering and surveillance

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Boosting Big Brother: Canada and the Digital Privacy Act

Boosting Big Brother: Canada and the Digital Privacy Act

Knowledge, claimed Francis Bacon, is power. It is also money. Which is why Canada’s newly drafted Digital Privacy Act, Bill S-4, is considered by the privacy fraternity to be a demon of some proportions, Binoy Kampmark writes

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Filtering in the UK: The hinterland of legality, where secrecy trumps court rulings

Filtering in the UK: The hinterland of legality, where secrecy trumps court rulings

A slip during an interview revealed the sneaking suspicion of free thinkers. The UK government was no longer restricting itself to censoring web content which was illegal. It was going to start censoring content which it simply didn't like, Ian Dunt writes
Twitter as a game has real-life consequences

Twitter as a game has real-life consequences

The description of Twitter as a game has one problem: Twitter can have real-life consequences, Padraig Reidy writes
Pakistan: Draft computer crimes law violates human rights

Pakistan: Draft computer crimes law violates human rights

Pakistan's draft computer crimes law is the latest example of vaguely worded legal frameworks that have severe implications for freedom of expression in the country, Nighat Dad writes
Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs

Irresistible: Espionage, dissent and NGOs

Edward Snowden’s revelations on the voracious appetite of spying on all and sundry by the National Security Agency and allied agencies should not give pause for too much comment, other than to affirm a general premise: Activists and non-government groups are to be feared.