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17 September 2015

Proposed cybersecurity law will bolster censorship

Author: Human Rights Watch (USA)

"Proposed cybersecurity law will bolster censorship", 4 Aug 2015...

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14 April 2015

India's comedy group explains net neutrality

Author: All India Bakchod

All India Bakchod looks little afraid of the telecom companies and Trai, as corruption in India is not a new issue and fighting against it have only one way to protest, so Net Neutrality campaign turns heat in India and all social media channels are...

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14 April 2015

India: Demand for net neutrality roils, campaign reaches crescendo

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13 April 2015

Flipkart is talking sense; Time to rethink Airtel Zero & back net neutrality

Author: Jayadevan PK, Economic Times

After defending their stance to join Airtel's net neutrality violating Airtel Zero, Flipkart finally did the right thing. They walked away from the discussion to be part of the platform...there have been intense debates at the ecommerce company. On...

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28 February 2014

[PDF] Information Technology: The Power and Responsibility of Business

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Below we highlight key cases and lessons from our work. We draw from situations that we and other human rights organizations have worked on in six areas: • Combating censorship • Curbing surveillance and repression • Protecting privacy • Broadening...

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12 February 2014

Microsoft blames 'system error' but denies censoring Chinese search results [China]

Author: Dominic Rushe, Guardian (UK)

Microsoft has blamed an “error in our system” for producing results on its Bing search engine that appear to censor information for Chinese language users in the same way it filters results in mainland China…FreeWeibo, a tool that allows uncensored...

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7 January 2014

GNI Report Finds Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo Compliant with Free Expression and Privacy Principles

Author: Global Network Initiative

The Global Network Initiative today released a public report on the independent assessments of founding companies Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. The assessments looked at cases of government requests implicating the rights of Internet users, and found...

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13 November 2012

Chinese Authorities Putting Pressure on Businesses to Help Censor the Web [China]

Author: Jonathan Ansfield, New York Times [US]

As the Chinese cyberpolice stiffened controls on information before the Communist Party leadership transition…some companies in Beijing and nearby cities received orders to aid the cause…Companies faced the threat of fines and suspended Internet...

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14 September 2012

Should Google censor an anti-Islam video? [Egypt & Libya]

Author: [opinion] Jillian York, Electronic Frontier Foundation, on CNN

YouTube blocked access to an anti-Islam video that sparked protests in Egypt and Libya...Although restricting the video in the two countries might seem tempting in the wake of the horrific violence that occurred in Libya, it is in the best interest of...

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14 August 2012

TeliaSonera subsidiary, Tcell, accused of helping Tajikistan Govt. censor information - company says it must abide by local laws

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