• Jun 2, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • BitTorrent, Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

As America’s FCC tries to dismantle NN, French authorities back net neutrality in France

In sharp and deliberate contrast to America’s bullheaded rush into destroying net neutrality protections, net neutrality in France is alive and well. French internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms have 9 months to comply with ARCEP’s new pro-net neutrality position – which includes explicit directions not to block or throttle p2p or VPN traffic. The … Continue reading “As America’s FCC tries to dismantle NN, French authorities back net neutrality in France”

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France blocked or removed over 2,700 websites in 2016

Authorities in France ordered the blockage or removal of over 2,700 websites in 2016, according to Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux. The orders were designed to minimize extremist content online. At a recent cybersecurity conference in the northern French city of Lille, Le Roux remarked that the French government requested that 834 websites be blocked, … Continue reading “France blocked or removed over 2,700 websites in 2016”

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Security,

A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail because of the contents of his internet history

The contents of your internet history are more than enough to send you to jail in France. A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail for visiting terrorist websites. According to French sources, the 32-year-old man, whose name is not yet released, had been regularly visiting pro-ISIS websites for two years. On … Continue reading “A French man has been sentenced to two years in jail because of the contents of his internet history”

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France Really Wants Google to Censor “Right to Be Forgotten” Search Results Worldwide

Google is currently fighting France over the most important internet censorship legal case this year – and it involves the controversial Right to Be Forgotten. Google has recently filed an appeal with the highest court in France against the CNIL, France’s data protection authority. In 2015, the CNIL had ordered Google to stop showing “forgotten” … Continue reading “France Really Wants Google to Censor “Right to Be Forgotten” Search Results Worldwide”

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