Category : Google

Tech companies’ data-sharing agreement presents threat to free expression

Index on Censorship is deeply concerned about plans outlined by technology companies to share information about, and collectively remove, extremist content.

How to stay anonymous online

In this extract from Index on Censorship's Autumn issue, Mark Frary looks at some of the tactics you can use to remain safe and invisible when browsing

Does social media have a censorship problem?

Attempts to control social media activity have been rife since Facebook and Twitter launched in 2006. We are outraged when political leaders ban access to social

Russia: Media freedom curtailed under veneer of legality

Russia's media freedom has declined under the government of Vladimir Putin. The president and his allies have used a cloak of legislative legitimacy to target

Fighting to speak freely: balancing privacy and free expression in the information age

In a keynote speech at the Internet Librarian International conference, Jodie Ginsberg explored the rights to privacy, security – the right to life – and freedom of expression in an information age

Our knowledge about the past shouldn’t be restricted, says former UN free speech rapporteur

I want to know the past, people shouldn't be able to alter records, said former UN free speech guru Frank La Rue

Judith Vidal-Hall: Taking on the giant

When a group of claimants in the UK took on Google for invasion of privacy, they had little idea that the case would become a landmark in the fight to tame the internet giant's intrusion into our lives on the web

When Google tripped: Forgetting the right to be forgotten

Who limits access to information in the context of a search, and what it produces, continues to loom large. The right to know jousts with the entitlement to be invisible, writes Binoy Kampmark

Index urges court to rethink ruling on “right to be forgotten”

Index reiterates its concern at the ruling on the so-called “right to be forgotten” and its implications for free speech and access to information. Index urges the court to put a stay on its ruling while it pursues a regulatory framework that will provide legal oversight, an appeals process and ensure that private corporations are […]

Should search engines censor the past? Index speaks to Channel 4 News

Tuesday’s ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) said that internet search engine operators must remove links to articles found to be outdated or “irrelevant” at the request of individuals. Index on Censorship’s CEO Jodie Ginsberg joined Max Mosley on Channel 4 News to debate why the ruling could lead to further censorship and the […]

2020 vision: Who runs the internet?

Index on Censorship, in association with Doughty Street Chambers, invites you to attend our high-level panel discussion asking who runs the internet?

Iran’s online conservatives skirt social media restrictions

A new report by Small Media sheds light on the Arzeshi, a hardline, conservative faction of online activists, devoted to the principles of the 1979 revolution and the supreme leader. Milana Knezevic reports