First, some old links:
- This article (in Dutch, translatable by Google) is about the Netherlands looking to amend its law to allow for government wiretapping. Apparently the government is currently allowed to intercept non-wired communications but not communications sent over a wire, and this law would change that. “Government investigates internettap for security,” Ot van Daalen, Bits of Freedom, Dec. 29, 2012.
- “Has India Used Apple to Spy on the U.S.?” Craig Blaha, Technorati.com, Jan. 12, 2012.
- “The FBI and Federal Prosecutors Say My Journalism Is ‘Extremist’,” Will Potter, Green is the New Red, Jan. 19, 2012.
- “How India Makes E-books Easier to Ban than Books (And How We Can Change That),” Pranesh Prakash, Centre for Internet and Society, Jan. 25, 2012.
- “Bank of America Settlements Impede Fraud Probe, Arizona Says,” Karen Gullo, Business Week, Jan. 27, 2012. Arizona officials are seeking to nullify non-disparagement clauses in loan modification agreements. The clauses require that the borrower “will remove and delete any online statements regarding this dispute, including, without limitation, postings on Facebook, Twitter and similar websites.” (h/t The Consumerist)
Links from last week:
- “Teacher can’t be fired for this tasteless F’book crack about kids, judge rules,” Susan Edelman, New York Post, Feb. 5, 2012.
- “Cuba Denies Exit to Pro-Democracy Blogger Invited by Brazil,” Joshua Goodman, Bloomberg, Feb. 6, 2012.
- “Real Name Deadline for China’s Microblogs is Looming, New Users Already Way Down,” Steven Millward, Penn-Olson, Feb. 6, 2012.
- “iPads: To Use or Not Use at Public Meetings? Council unable to reach agreement on electronic device policy,” Karina Ioffee, Petaluma Patch, Feb. 6, 2012.
- “Leaked memo shows Europe at odds over data retention; Privacy advocates and lawyers challenge controversial law,” Jennifer Baker, IDG News Service, Feb. 6, 2012.
- “Patriarch Kirill urges to protect Russian society from the Internet ‘viruses’,” InterFax, Feb. 6, 2012.
- “Italian free speech groups claim victory,” Shant Shahrigian, Deutsche-Welle, Feb. 6, 2012. Italian “SOPA”-type bill defeated.
- “Yes I watched porn, it is not a crime: Karnataka minister,” DNA India, Feb. 7, 2012.
- “Tribler Makes BitTorrent Impossible to Shut Down,” Ernesto, TorrentFreak, Feb. 8, 2012.
- “Facebook spat led to 2 shooting deaths, sheriff says,” Associated Press, Feb. 8, 2012.
- “Juror could face jail time for ‘friending’ defendant on Facebook,” Beau Zimmer, WTSP, Feb. 9, 2012.
- “Could your Facebook profile get you acquitted?” Russell Webster, Feb. 9, 2012.
- “Iran cuts off Internet access,” Charles Cooper, CNET, Feb. 10, 2012.