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26 November 2015

EU Parliament calls for criminal charges against internet companies not removing material promoting terrorism; critics fear censorship

Author: Catherine Stupp, Euractiv

"MEPs want to make internet companies liable for radical content online", 26 Nov 2015...

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14 January 2012

India: Facebook & Google ask court to halt offensive content case, claim it is not possible for companies to monitor all content before it is posted online

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9 February 2007

To bust child-porn rings, larger role sought for Internet service providers [USA]

Author: Ron Scherer, Christian Science Monitor [USA]

To halt the child-porn scourge, law-enforcement officials…say such vigilance [is required]…[by] Internet service providers (ISPs), such as America Online, Verizon, or Time Warner, to root out people selling, trading, or displaying illegal pornographic...

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12 June 2007

Google accused by UK group over privacy practices

Author: Eric Auchard, Reuters

Web search leader Google's commitment to consumer privacy came under fire from Privacy International, a British activist group that has previously singled out Google for criticism... Google said the latest report was mistaken. "We are disappointed...

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11 June 2008

MTV, SpinVox, Facebook Launch HIV/AIDS Awareness Campaign [USA]

Author: Anshu Shrivastava, TMCnet

MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation, SpinVox…and Causes on Facebook today announced the launch of their joint campaign, “Stand by What You Say.” This initiative aims to encourage youth to speak openly about sex, sexual health and HIV/AIDS…The campaign uses...

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28 November 2008

Google’s Gatekeepers

Author: Jeffrey Rosen, The New York Times [USA]

Today the Web might seem like a free-speech panacea…But…the ultimate power to decide who has an opportunity to be heard, and what we may say, lies increasingly with…Internet companies like Google, Yahoo, AOL [part of Time Warner], Facebook and even...

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7 August 2009

Durbin, Coburn Continue to Press Tech Companies on Human Rights Code of Conduct

Author: E News Park Forest

Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) sent a letter today to 26 tech companies, urging them to join a voluntary code of conduct known as the Global Network Initiative (GNI) [on freedom of expression, privacy...

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27 August 2009

Facebook Is Fixing Privacy Gaps, Canadian Report Says

Author: Greg Quinn & Alexandre Deslongchamps, Bloomberg

Facebook...agreed to improve the way personal information is collected and used, Canada’s privacy commissioner said in a report from Ottawa today... Facebook Inc. will prevent third-party makers of applications such as games and quizzes from accessing...

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3 January 2010

Google and India Test the Limits of Liberty

Author: Amol Sharma & Jessica E. Vascellaro, Wall Street Journal [USA]

In September, lawyers at Google Inc.'s New Delhi office got a tip from an Internet user about alarming content on the company's social networking site, Orkut...Google's response: It removed not just the material but also the entire user group that...

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28 January 2010

Twitter works on method to foil censors

Author: John Gapper, Financial Times

Twitter, the internet social network, is developing technology it hopes will prevent the Chinese and Iranian governments being able to censor its users... "...The most productive way to fight [being blocked] is not by trying to engage China and other...

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