The federal government has censored approximately 90 per cent of a secret document outlining its controversial plans to snoop on Australians' web surfing, obtained under freedom of information (FoI) laws, out of fear the document could cause "premature unnecessary debate".Read more »
This court decision should provide a wake-up call for all those planning to store documents in the so-called "cloud".Read more »
In a landmark announcement issued today, the data protection officials across the European Union found that the way that EU Member States have implemented the data retention obligations in the 2006 EU Data Retention Directive is unlawful.Read more »
The 8th round of negotiations on the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement wrapped-up in New Zealand last week, with negotiators announcing that the ACTA text will be made public next Wednesday, April 21.Read more »
The draft Gallo report on "Enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market" contains the entertainment industry's wishlist for the future of copyright policy: extra-judicial sanctions turning internet service providers into a private copyright police.Read more »
"Clean" is a relative term when dealing with forked-tongue politicians and it's not entirely clear whether DFAT has Foreign Minister, Swan, or Trade Minister, Crean, responsible for dealing with ACTA. Note DFAT links on page.Read more »
Communications Minister Stephen Conroy's censorship policy won him the Internet Villain of the Year trophy, awarded by the British internet industry.Read more »
It's the dawn of a new year. From our perch on the frontier of electronic civil liberties, EFF has collected a list of a dozen important trends in law, technology and business that we think will play a significant role in shaping online rights in 2010.Read more »
Imagine for example, if someone unidentified got off a bus outside some department store, went in, shoplifted and then left. The store, analogously to Sony here, could well send a letter to the bus company complaining about authorising the shoplifting.Read more »
The leaks confirm everything that we feared about the secret ACTA negotiations..including obligations on ISPs to adopt Three Strikes Internet disconnection policies, and a global expansion of DMCA-style TPM laws.actRead more »
Most of Moscow's ISPs blocked PirateBay's BitTorrent tracker. That forced me to thought about privacy, anonymity and freedom-related questions in Internet. And possible solutions to stay free and protected from moneyloving ISPs and their "rulers".Read more »
Toward a new challenge for Freedom.
We should define what is Net Neutrality, not so much to play the teacher, but to put things down on the paper, and eventually get some feedback on this definition attempt.
RMS: « The UK dropped its plan to set up a centralized big brother database to track all communications. Instead it will use a decentralized big brother database.Read more »
RMS: « A major Swedish ISP says it will cease to keep IP address records so that it cannot be used to inform on what its customers share. »Read more »
AUSTRALIA'S mandatory internet filter is being primed to block 10,000 websites as part of a blacklist of unspecified "unwanted content", Broadband Minister Stephen Conroy revealed in Federal Parliament.Read more »