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  1. [News] [SOT] More Gagging on the Web and Eavesdropping Too

    Saudis cuff 'outspoken' blogger

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    | Farhan's friend Ahmad al-Omran said his chum was "the first Saudi blogger to
    | be detained by state security" and that his detention had created "widespread
    | anxiety among other Saudi bloggers and advocates".
    `----

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/02/saudi_blogger/

    It's worth pointing out that Microsoft (and Yahoo) assist such suppression.

    German privacy activists cry foul over data retention law

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    | The group said 30,000 people have signed the objection against laws that mean
    | German telecoms carriers are obliged to keep details of internet usage and
    | phone call records for up to two years.
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01...ion_objection/

    Another reason to adopt open systems and encrypt transmissions. This isn't
    about "terrorism", but more about exposing identity/location political
    bloggers, animal rights activisits, etc. It's all about control (suppression).


    Related:

    Bloggers should be allowed to join the journalist party

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Look, there is no debating the fact that there are numerous writers on the
    | Internet that write extremely well and can tack prose together better than *
    | anyone. Sometimes, these writers are discovered because they were either
    | lucky or had the drive to make a career out of their passion. On the other
    | hand, there are some that simply don't want the exposure or income -- they
    | simply want to write. Why should the government deny those writers the right
    | to do what they love just because they don't want writing to make up the
    | majority of their livelihood? * * *
    |
    | In a word, this new bill is disgusting.
    `----

    http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13506_1-9...=rss&subj=news


    Microsoft sued by Beijing student for privacy infringement

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    | Lu argued that Microsoft had violated his legal rights by providing a formal
    | contract which had to be accepted in order to proceed with the installation.
    `----

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_6718045.htm


    Yahoo!, Microsoft ink web pact with Chinese government

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    | Microsoft and Yahoo! have signed a pact with the Chinese government
    | that "encourages" the big name web players to record the identities of
    | bloggers and censor content. So says Reporters Without Borders, an
    | organization that fights for journalistic rights across the globe. *
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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08...blogging_pact/


    Microsoft, Yahoo Tailor Ads To Users' Behavior

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    | Google will remain on the sidelines — at least for now. But its Web portal
    | rivals are stepping up their efforts to use behavioral targeting to make
    | display, or banner, ads more relevant to Web site visitors. *
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    http://investors.com/editorial/IBDAr...issue=20070823


    New software can identify you from your online habits

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    | That is the spectre raised by new research conducted by Microsoft.
    | The computing giant is developing software that could accurately
    | guess your name, age, gender and potentially even your location,
    | by analysing telltale patterns in your web browsing history. But
    | experts say the idea is a clear threat to privacy - and may be
    | illegal in some places.
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    http://www.newscientisttech.com/arti...ng-human_rss20
    http://tinyurl.com/2lrazk


    Microsoft Responds to Re-discovery of Vista Network Slowdowns

    http://www.betanews.com/article/Micr...wns/1188244273


    Yahoo in China human rights case

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    | A human rights group in the US is suing Yahoo for alleged complicity in
    | rights abuses and acts of torture in China.
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/6966116.stm


    Chinese Internet dissident committed to mental hospital

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    | "It is not acceptable that Chinese authorities use such methods to silence
    | citizens who have merely peacefully voiced their opinions", expressed the
    | organisation in an announcement. Apparently authorities have not abandoned
    | the practice of punishing those who have exposed the abuse of power and
    | defied censorship by compulsorily committing them to mental institutions. * *
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    http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...864/from/rss09

  2. Re: [News] [SOT] More Gagging on the Web and Eavesdropping Too


    "Roy Schestowitz" wrote in message
    news:3710064.HYzazgPxHE@schestowitz.com...
    > Saudis cuff 'outspoken' blogger
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    > | Farhan's friend Ahmad al-Omran said his chum was "the first Saudi
    > blogger to
    > | be detained by state security" and that his detention had created
    > "widespread
    > | anxiety among other Saudi bloggers and advocates".
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/01/02/saudi_blogger/
    >


    > It's worth pointing out that Microsoft (and Yahoo) assist such
    > suppression.


    They probably learned how to do this from Google which has the worst record
    when it comes to handing over IP addresses.


    "Google hands blogger's IP address to authorities"

    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/142251/u...thorities.html

    - "Israeli newspapers are reporting that Google has handed over the IP
    address of an Israeli blogger, accused by the authorities of "slandering"
    three local councillors."




    "Google and the wrongly jailed Indian Net surfer"

    http://www.cnet.com/8301-13739_1-9811569-46.html

    - "Once Google divulged the IP address of the photo-uploader to the Indian
    authorities, the police sought the customer's identity from Airtel, one of
    the country's main telecommunication companies."



    "Google to help Mumbai Police"

    http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/ndtv...WEN20070003145

    - "The Mumbai Police has confirmed that the US-based Google Inc has agreed
    to share with them the IP addresses of those misusing their popular
    friendship website Orkut."





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