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14 June 2012

Governments & companies can collaborate to protect freedom of expression & privacy online, says report commissioned by Global Network Initiative

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14 June 2012

Ruling Facebookistan

Author: Rebecca MacKinnon, fellow at New America Foundation & founder of Global Voices, in Foreign Policy [USA]

...[On] June 1, Ho Tsung-hsun was suddenly shut out of his Facebook account...Ho [is] a veteran activist and citizen journalist on environmental and social issues in Taiwan...Company executives insist that the suspensions [in Taiwan & Hong Kong]...

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14 June 2012

[PDF] Digital Freedoms in International Law: Practical Steps to Protect Human Rights Online

Author: Ian Brown & Douwe Korff, Global Network Initiative

While states are responsible for protecting human rights online under international law, companies responsible for Internet infrastructure, products and services can play an important supporting role. Companies also have a legal and corporate social...

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1 April 2012

[PDF] Enhancing Internet freedom and human rights through responsible business practices

Author: Regeringskansliet, Government Offices of Sweden

This paper aims to stimulate collective action in relation to protecting and enhancing human rights, focusing on the freedom of expression on the Internet through responsible business practices. It lays out the challenges and opportunities involved in...

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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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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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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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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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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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