- Egyptian blogger Karim Amer is finally
free after four years in prison.
- Iran launches yet another
police force to deal with the Internet, headquartered with
the Revolutionary Guard. Its commander says the state plans to
quadruple its Internet control budget.
- Google lobbies U.S. policymakers to consider online censorship a
free trade issue.
- Is breaking into Yahoo e-mail too easy? The Sarah Palin hack
revealed flaws in the webmail system's security that can
still be exploited.
- Yet more malicious attacks on computers connected to the
Nobel Peace Prize. As with CPJ and other groups, the Nobel
Institute's director, Geir Lundestad,
received a personalized, but fake e-mail containing
- Saudi Arabia
blocks Facebook over "moral concerns"--then immediately
unblocks it, claiming an "error."
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