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Deciding who decides which news is fake

March 14, 2017 6:09 PM ET

Authorities decry the proliferation of misinformation and propaganda on the internet, and technology companies are wrestling with various measures to combat fake news. But addressing the problem without infringing on the right to free expression and the free flow...

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Yahoo! End-to-End email preview promises greater protection for journalists

March 30, 2015 5:00 PM ET

Good news for journalists wanting added protection from surveillance. Yahoo! has announced a technical preview of its email security tool End-to-End, which it has been developing in collaboration with Google. This is another milestone in the tech companies' efforts to...

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Russia intensifies restrictions on blogs, social media

July 3, 2014 12:53 PM ET

On August 1, Russia will significantly tighten its grip on blogging and social media conversations and will acquire expanded powers to block Internet services originating abroad. The new authorities, approved by Russia's parliament in April, buttress existing regulations that have...

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EU 'right to be forgotten' ruling will corrupt history

June 4, 2014 3:27 PM ET

Google has taken its first public steps to comply with a troubling ruling by the European Court of Justice establishing a so-called "right to be forgotten" throughout the European Union. The ruling, on May 13, requires that search companies consider...

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Turkish Internet bill would deepen press freedom crisis

February 3, 2014 5:01 PM ET

The Turkish parliament is on the verge of voting on radical censorship measures that, if approved, would allow the government to block individual URLs without prior judicial review, mandate Internet data retention for periods of up to two years,...

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On Internet freedom, India's perilous trajectory

January 13, 2014 2:18 PM ET

By the time the first story based on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's disclosures splashed across the front pages of the world's newspapers, India had reportedly begun deployment of its own major surveillance architecture, the Central Management System (CMS). The...

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While tech companies call for spying reform, telcos silent

December 12, 2013 5:20 PM ET

On Monday, eight of the world's leading technology companies set aside their rivalries to issue a direct challenge to U.S. lawmakers: lead the world by example and fix America's broken surveillance state. Although the tech companies' statement sends a powerful...

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CPJ, coalition press for information on surveillance

July 18, 2013 1:36 PM ET

CPJ today joined an unprecedented coalition of leading Internet companies and civil liberty activists in the United States to press Washington to be more open about its massive and controversial surveillance programs....

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In NSA surveillance debate, tech firms urge transparency

June 28, 2013 2:00 PM ET

Some of the Internet companies at the heart of the outcry over U.S. government surveillance today joined with human rights and press freedom groups, including CPJ, in calling for greater government disclosure of electronic communications monitoring....

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Secrecy, scale of PRISM raise alarms

June 7, 2013 7:19 AM ET

Government surveillance of electronic communications "should be regarded as a highly intrusive act that potentially interferes with the rights to freedom of expression and privacy and threatens the foundations of a democratic society," Frank La Rue, U.N. special rapporteur...

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