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[News] DDOS Attacks Caused by Censorship, Civil Rights Violated in Tunisia

  • Subject: [News] DDOS Attacks Caused by Censorship, Civil Rights Violated in Tunisia
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:00:02 +0000
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Cyber attacks against Australia 'will continue'

,----[ Quote ]
| An activist group that temporarily blocked 
| access to key Australian government 
| websites plans to continue its cyber 
| attacks, the BBC has learned.


Computer savvy activists launch attacks to punch holes in online shields of authoritative regimes

,----[ Quote ]
| Jacob Appelbaum, a San Francisco programmer 
| with the long-time open source Tor Project, 
| a cloaking program used by corporations and 
| free speech activists alike, said closed 
| systems like Haystack concern him. He said 
| it has no peer review the way the Tor 
| Project does, which has been created and 
| vetted by programmers around the world over 
| many years.


Google has disabled the ability for Nawaat to upload new videos

,----[ Quote ]
| Today we got a message from Youtube 
| informing us that the ability to post new 
| videos on Youtube has been temporarily 
| disabled for violating the YouTube 
| Community Guidelines because of a video 
| deemed âinappropriate.â 
| [...]
| And while we are not complaining about all 
| the censorship and attacks targeting us, as 
| we are totally aware that these are the 
| consequences of the fight we are waging 
| against the Tunisian regime to win back our 
| freedom of expression, we really donât want 
| and donât expect to see this battle front 
| extended to Google services.


Yahoo! Nectar deal to link online ads to offline buys

,----[ Quote ]
| Shoppers will have internet adverts 
| displayed to them based on their offline 
| shopping habits in a new scheme being 
| developed by internet publisher Yahoo! and 
| customer loyalty scheme Nectar.



Racist content on US server 'within UK jurisdiction'

,----[ Quote ]
| The Court of Appeal rejected that claim,
| saying that according to a precedent set in
| a previous case domestic law will apply so
| long as much of the activity in question
| took place in the UK.


Aussie net censorship turning Chinese

,----[ Quote ]
| Recent DDoS chaos on the Australian internet
| may have been great fun for all involved â
| but behind the good-humoured anarchy lies a
| growing concern that the government really
| does have a dark and Big Brotherly vision
| for the future of politics in the country.
| As reported in The Register this week,
| groups exasperated by government plans for a
| mandatory firewall that will censor far more
| than the child porn material claimed,
| finally resorted to long-promised direct
| action, with a short and successful DDoS
| attack on government sites and offices.


Google baulks at Conroy's call to censor YouTube

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| Google says it will not "voluntarily" comply
| with the government's request that it censor
| YouTube videos in accordance with broad
| "refused classification" (RC) content rules.
| Communications Minister Stephen Conroy
| referred to Google's censorship on behalf of
| the Chinese and Thai governments in making
| his case for the company to impose
| censorship locally.


Conroy calls for piracy code of conduct

,----[ Quote ]
| In the wake of iiNet's recent court win,
| Minister for Broadband, Communications and
| the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy has said
| that he wants the film and internet
| industries to sit down and try and work out
| a code of conduct to prevent pirating of
| copyrighted works rather than working
| towards legislation changes.


Google Says No To Australia's Request To Censor YouTube Videos

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