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[News] Censorship Instances and Civil Rights Erosion in the UK

  • Subject: [News] Censorship Instances and Civil Rights Erosion in the UK
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:16:34 +0000
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Internet down in Iran ahead of opposition protests

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| Iran said on Sunday its Internet 
| connections will remain slow this week due 
| to technical problems, ahead of 
| anticipated protests by opposition 
| supporters.
| Connections have been slow since last week 
| and some email accounts have been 
| unavailable for several hours each day.


Iranian net slows to a crawl before planned protests

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| Iranian authorities have blamed fibre-
| optic network damage for a convenient 
| slow-down in net connection speeds in the 
| country this week.


China jails porn-monger

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| China's aggressive crackdown on internet 
| smut and dissent continues - yesterday a 
| man was sentenced to 13 years prison for 
| renting a US server for distributing 
| pornographic material


Cherie Blair and One Law for All

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| The NSS was a founder member of the One 
| Law for All Campaign which seeks to impede 
| the march of sharia law in Britain. 
| Naturally we think that in a democracy 
| everyone must be equal under the law, with 
| no exceptions. Sharia law is full of 
| exceptions and it is clear that women are 
| not equal under that system.
| But now we discover that a different â 
| more favourable â system of justice is 
| being applied to religious people by 
| Cherie Blair (professional name Cherie 
| Booth) in her capacity as a judge. Last 
| week in the Inner London Crown Court, Ms 
| Blair/Booth spared a violent yob from 
| prison because he is a âreligious manâ.


Will Wikileaks Drown in Its Own Red Ink?

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| Wikileaks is usually described as a 
| "whistleblower" site, but it's really more 
| of a safe haven for secrets that need to 
| be exposed -- kind of like a Swiss bank, 
| only in reverse, so it's kind of fitting 
| that a Swiss bank is one of its most 
| famous targets. But instead of shielding 
| people who are trying to hide their 
| assets, it exposes them. Thanks to the 
| nature of the Net, confidential sources 
| can make those secrets public without 
| putting their own necks on the chopping 
| block.
| [...]
| So it's your choice. You can spend $10 on 
| a couple of lattes and a kruller, or you 
| can spend it on keeping information 
| flowing just a little more freely around 
| the world. I know which one I'd pick.


Pranksters Attach GPS Device To Google Street View Car

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| The result: Berliners are pulling down 
| their pants when the car scoots into view, 
| making obscene gestures, shouting, and 
| kind of making a scene. 



ikileaks finds cash to continue

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| The site stopped publishing leaked documents
| in December in order to concentrate on a
| pledge drive, aimed at rising a minimum of
| $200,000 to keep the lights on, and $600,000
| if staff were to be paid. Wikileaks also
| canvassed for technical support and legal
| help.

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