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5 October 2011

[video] Yahoo! and YouTube: Balancing Human Rights and Business

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...

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26 October 2011

Internet role in human rights gets spotlight

Author: AFP

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...

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15 November 2011

Stop the Great Firewall of America

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...

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15 November 2011

USA: Google Executive Chairman says proposed legislation aimed at protecting copyright "would lead to censorship" of internet

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5 December 2011

India asks internet firms like Google, Facebook to screen user content - executives to meet with govt., say the demand is impossible

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7 December 2011

Google to Remove Illegal Content in India Amid Minister’s Monitoring Call

Author: Bloomberg

Google Inc. (GOOG) will “continue to remove” in India content that is illegal or breaks the company’s terms of service, the owner of the world’s most popular search engine said, a day after a minister asked social media operators to better manage...

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17 January 2012

Google, Facebook Fight Offensive Content Lawsuit in India

Author: Angela Moscaritolo, PC Magazine

Facebook and Google, which are facing a lawsuit in India for allegedly hosting offensive content, are fighting back in a case that has fired up a debate over Internet censorship in democratic India. The two Web giants have asked the Delhi High Court...

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24 February 2012

European commissioner of justice warns Google over "sneaking" citizens' privacy away with its new policy

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24 February 2012

How to delete your Google Browsing History before new policy

Author: JohnThomas Didymus, Digital Journal [Canada]

[B]efore Google changes to its new privacy policy…users have a last chance to delete their Google Browsing History…[O]nce Google's new unified privacy policy takes effect all data already collected about you…will be gathered and assigned to your...

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27 February 2012

Facebook denies accusation it’s spying on text messages

Author: Michael Lewis, The Star [Canada]

Facebook is in damage control mode after a Sunday Times of London report accused the social media giant of spying on text messages and other personal data sent from users’ smartphones. The report said that Facebook is foremost among mobile app...

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