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10 February 2013

Egypt court bans YouTube over Innocence of Muslims trailer

Author: Patrick Kingsley, Guardian [UK]

YouTube has been temporarily banned in Egypt for carrying an anti-Islamic documentary that triggered deadly riots across north Africa and the Middle East in September... Judge Hassouna Tawfiq ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing...

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18 March 2013

Russian watchdog criticizes Google over suicide videos

Author: RIA Novosti

Russia’s consumer rights watchdog hit out at Google and YouTube...what it called online suicide instruction videos. “Google Russia and YouTube LLC express their position based solely on a threat to the freedom of access to information on the Internet,...

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25 March 2013

Baidu, China win dismissal of U.S. censorship lawsuit

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

[E]ight New York writers and video producers…said Baidu and China violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as various civil and human rights laws, by conspiring to suppress their political speech from Baidu's search engine...

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6 June 2013

Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge

Author: Barton Gellman & Laura Poitras, Washington Post

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track...

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14 June 2013

Letter Urges Companies to Inform Public of Government Requests under PRISM

Author: Human Rights First

In the wake of revelations that the National Security Administration obtained private user data from several technology companies, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino sent a letter to AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Pal Talk,...

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5 November 2013

Corporate Responses to Hate Speech in the 2013 Kenyan Presidential Elections. Case Study: Safaricom

Author: Institute for Human Rights & Business

...[T]Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)...[conducted a] case study...on the efforts of Safaricom...which devised its own code of conduct to prevent spreading hate-filled messages through its bulk SMS service.... In the run up to the 2013...

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2 April 2014

Kenyan blogger and activist wins Google Africa competition

Author: Sandra Chao, Business Daily (Kenya)

Kenyan blogger Sitawa Wafula has emerged one of the five winners of the Google Africa competition Africa Connected. Ms Wafula, a rape survivor who is both epileptic and bipolar, says she had difficulty accessing information on both rape and the...

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2 April 2014

Social media explosion powered by dirty energy, report warns

Author: Suzanne Goldenberg, Guardian (UK)

Greenpeace singles out Amazon Web Services and Twitter for siting data centres in coal areas and failing to reveal energy use...The Clicking Clean report praised...Apple, Box, Facebook, Google, Rackspace and Salesforce...for committing to power their...

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21 August 2014

"How social media is fighting back" against terrorist propaganda after killing of journalist

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25 September 2014

Terms and Conditions May Apply: a documentary on internet privacy

Terms and Conditions May Apply is a documentary that investigates how governments and corporations access and utilize the data users provide by agreeing to the terms and conditions of websites, software installations and online purchases.

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