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11 September 2014

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Right to Be Forgotten: With Free Expression Under Threat, Europe Needs a ‘Marco Civil Moment’

In the second installment in our "right to be forgotten" series, Felix Treguer explains how the new EU rules affect corporations like Google -- and their impact on the public.

10 September 2014

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Lebanon Blocks Six Porn Sites, Sparks Fears of Further Censorship

Internet users worry that the decision, made by the Ministry of Justice, could lead the government down a slippery slope to greater censorship.

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Netizen Report: Social Media Sites Grapple with Pressure to Censor ISIS Content

Platforms struggle with tensions between censorship and security, a Chinese man sues his ISP over web blocking, and US Internet groups mimic the "site loading" button to promote net neutrality.

9 September 2014

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The Iranian Government is Blocking Unregistered News Sites

Iranian news sites that do comply with registration requirements will receive a government subsidy.

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East Timor’s “Repressive” Media Law Declared Unconstitutional

East Timor journalists and human rights groups scored partial victory when the Court of Appeal ruled that the Press Law passed by parliament last May is unconstitutional.

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Student in Kerala, India Arrested for Insulting National Anthem

Salman Zalman, a philosophy student and an activist from Kerala, was charged with sedition for his Facebook activities, and for allegedly "disrespecting" the Indian national anthem.

8 September 2014

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“Anti-Selfie Bill” Breeds Discontent in the Philippines

A proposed bill in the Philippines would make it illegal to photograph anyone -- even public officials -- without their permission.

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This Russian Lawmaker Thinks the US Can Take Russia Off The Internet

A deputy in the Russian parliament thinks the United States might cut off Russia's internet and suggests Russians take measures to get ready for the information blackout.

5 September 2014

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EXCLUSIVE: German Companies Are Selling Unlicensed Surveillance Technologies to Human Rights Violators – and Making Millions

Data analyzed by two leading researchers on surveillance and digital security technology suggests the majority of surveillance technologies produced by German companies have been bought and sold under the table.

4 September 2014

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Connecting Istanbul and London to Crowdsource the Web We Want Festival

On Sept. 5, the Web We Want campaign will organize a "Think-In" global brainstorming session to plan for the upcoming Southbank festival -- anyone, anywhere can get involved.