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Author: Rebecca MacKinnon founder of Global Voices Online in New York Times
Congress, under pressure to take action against the theft of intellectual property, is considering misguided legislation that would strengthen China’s Great Firewall and even bring major features of it to America…Alarm at the infringement of creative...
Technology titans and political activists are grappling with how to make social responsibility and human rights part of the fabric of doing business on the Internet...The goal of the conference was to collaborate on principles for entrepreneurs to...
Author: Rachel Davis, Susan Morgan, Ebele Okobi-Harris, Abbi Tatton, Julia Taylor Kennedy at Carnegie Council workshop
Ebele Okobi-Harris [of Yahoo!]: [I]f we're talking about privacy and free expression, there is absolutely no country in the world that allows for a completely uncensored Internet...Julia Kennedy [of YouTube (part of Google)]:...[W]hat we're trying to...
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]
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- Related companies: Etisalat Facebook France Telecom (now Orange) Google (part of Alphabet) Research In Motion (now BlackBerry) Verizon Vodafone YouTube (part of Alphabet)
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)
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: 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...
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......