Turkey Wants Ban on Mocking Its Leader Enforced Abroad Too

Turkey Wants Ban on Mocking Its Leader Enforced Abroad Too By Robert Mackey Now that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has nearly completed a crackdown on dissent at home — closing down opposition newspapers, prosecuting students for joking on Twitter about officials and putting journalists…

A Conversation on Privacy

A Conversation on Privacy By mattchmiel The balance between national security and individual rights in a democracy will be the topic of “A Conversation on Privacy,” a panel discussion featuring MIT Professor Noam Chomsky, journalist and Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden….

Copyright Holders Want to Ban Talk About Piracy Blocklist Circumvention

Copyright Holders Want to Ban Talk About Piracy Blocklist Circumvention By Andy This week following further intense discussions on how to bring Internet piracy under control, rights holders submitted new proposals for amendments to local copyright law. Supported by communications watchdog Roskomnadzor, one of the…

Redaction error reveals FBI did target Lavabit to spy on Edward Snowden

Redaction error reveals FBI did target Lavabit to spy on Edward Snowden By Samuel Gibbs Court-ordered release of Lavabit case files finally reveals Snowden was target of action that shuttered secure and private email service A redaction oversight by the US government has finally confirmed…

Want to wrest back some privacy from Mark Zuckerberg?

Want to wrest back some privacy from Mark Zuckerberg? By David Nield The Zuck has his eye on 3.5bn social media accounts – that’s a lot of data handed on to advertisers. Here’s how to cover your tracks Mark Zuckerberg has a gargantuan social network….