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President Clinton Concludes Third Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative by Announcing Historic Levels of Commitments and Expansion
Author: Clinton Global Initiative
Over the past three days CGI [Clinton Global Initiative] members have made 245 commitments - commitments that when fully implemented have the potential to impact the lives of over around the globe. [Refers to commitments in the area of health,...
- Related stories: Clinton Global Initiative: Major commitments made on health, education, poverty, climate change, including by companies (YouTube, Goldman Sachs, Swiss Re, Procter & Gamble, others)
- Related companies: Bank of America Coca-Cola Gap Goldman Sachs Google (part of Alphabet) Holcim (part of LafargeHolcim) Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers McKinsey PepsiCo PG&E Procter & Gamble Royal Philips Electronics Shell Starbucks Swiss Re YouTube (part of Alphabet)
Author: Martyn Williams, IDG News Service
A code of conduct addressing how major Internet service providers and portal operators should deal with Internet censorship in China is in the final stages of preparation by Human Rights Watch and the providers, [Kenneth Roth,] the head of the human...
Author: Chosun Ilbo [So. Korea]
...Google and...YouTube [part of Google] promised to cooperate in promoting the human rights of North Koreans and democratization of the nation via internet broadcasting. According to the RFA, the two companies discussed measures to distribute...
Author: Bonnie Malkin, Telegraph [UK]
Google has refused to bow to a request by the Australian government to censor videos on YouTube, saying the move would stifle public debate on important issues such as euthanasia and drug use… Stephen Conroy, the communications minister, asked the...
Google's new Transparency Report [is] a set of tools designed to show censorship levels around the globe. Civil liberty groups welcomed the tool but called on Google to provide even more detail about the requests. Earlier this year, Google released...
Author: Jillian York, Harvard Law School's Berkman Centre for Internet & Society, in Al Jazeera
Now, in the wake of Cablegate, it is no longer just [Julian] Assange...or WikiLeaks, but Internet freedom that is at risk. For some time, free speech activists have expressed concern about the powers that private companies have over online speech......
Author: Leslie D'Monte, Business Standard (India)
Companies like Facebook, Vodafone are being reprimanded by human rights groups for bowing down to governments...Human rights groups like Amnesty International and Access...are highlighting a simultaneous trend in cyberspace, “a deeply disturbing and...
Eight New York residents are suing China and its biggest search engine company, accusing Baidu of conspiring with the government to censor pro-democracy content...Baidu spokesman Kaiser Kuo declined to comment. According to the complaint filed in the...
Author: Jennifer 8. Lee, Bits blog, New York Times
Rebecca MacKinnon, an Internet scholar…argues that private corporations are exerting excessive power over the Internet and should have that power checked…The control that companies exert...in areas ranging from banking to freedom of speech has raised...
- Related stories: Internet users should organise & push back against companies' "excessive power over the Internet”, argues Internet scholar Rebecca MacKinnon
- Related companies: Amazon.com Apple Baidu eBay Facebook Google (part of Alphabet) Microsoft PayPal (part of eBay) Twitter Yahoo! (part of Verizon) YouTube (part of Alphabet)
Author: Juliette Garside, Guardian [UK]
Vodafone…is to meet human rights campaigners to discuss how it can prevent its networks being hijacked by repressive regimes…[also refers to Google, France Telecom, Atisalat, Research in Motion, Facebook, YouTube (part of Goolge), Verizon Wireless]
- Related stories: Vodafone agrees to meet human rights campaigners to discuss how it can prevent its networks being used by repressive regimes
- Related companies: Etisalat Facebook France Telecom (now Orange) Google (part of Alphabet) Research In Motion (now BlackBerry) Verizon Vodafone YouTube (part of Alphabet)