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[News] A Fight for Anonymous Speech is Won; Censorship Under More Scrutiny

  • Subject: [News] A Fight for Anonymous Speech is Won; Censorship Under More Scrutiny
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:40:42 +0000
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Uphold talkbacker's anonymity in defamation trial, court says 

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| The Nazareth District Court has upheld the 
| right of the Walla Web portal to refuse to 
| hand over the IP addresses of commenters 
| accused of defaming a journalist.


The Snoopy Google Toolbar 

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| No one is accusing Google of being Big 
| Brother, but it certainly was eye-opening 
| when Ben Edelman, an assistant professor 
| at Harvard Business School, shows that 
| newer versions of Google Toolbar, versions 
| 6.3 and above, was tracking Internet 
| Explorer 8 users actions even when it was 
| 'off.'
| Of course this begs the question, "Is 
| there someone out there who ever turns the 
| extremely useful Google Toolbar off?" I 
| never have. Still, it is disturbing that 
| this bug ever made it to the public in the 
| first place. I mean, what part of 'off' 
| did Google's developers not get?


Twitter working to thwart censorship

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| Micro-blogging site Twitter is developing 
| technology that will prevent government 
| censorship after Iran and China moved to 
| censor its users.
| [...]
| Williams said Twitter had an advantage in 
| evading government censors over a singular 
| website as its streams are distributed 
| through a number of outlets, including 
| syndicating sites and mobile applications.


InternetNZ rejects internet filtering

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| InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has 
| released a position paper rejecting 
| centralised internet filtering as an 
| acceptable approach for New Zealand. 



John Gaunt's case is an important test for freedom of speech

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| I regret the chilling effect that will be
| felt in publishing and broadcasting even if
| Gaunt wins his case - and the prospect of
| him losing is an appalling prospect for
| those who cherish free speech in this
| country.  So we here at Big Brother Watch
| are rooting for John today.


China slams Clinton's call for Internet freedom

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| China blocks Web sites including Facebook,
| Twitter and YouTube, and has long forced
| domestic Internet companies to censor their
| own services. Blog providers, for instance,
| are expected to delete user posts that
| include pornographic content or talk of
| sensitive political issues.

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