Finland’s ISPs Begin Censoring Websites on Government Blacklist

Internet service providers (ISPs) in Finland have begun blocking access to websites on a government-curated blacklist. According to English-language Finnish news service Metropolitan.fi, the initiative is the product of a partnership between the country’s National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Save the Children Foundation, who claim that ISPs should blacklist websites that host illicit … Continue reading “Finland’s ISPs Begin Censoring Websites on Government Blacklist”

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ISPs a Greater Threat to Online Privacy than Facebook, Google, or the NSA: Survey

US residents believe that their internet service providers (ISPs) represent a greater threat to their online security than either Facebook or Google. That’s according to a new survey conducted by tech outlet PCMag, which asked respondents to identify the greatest threat to their online privacy. Of the 1,000 individuals who responded to the survey, 25 … Continue reading “ISPs a Greater Threat to Online Privacy than Facebook, Google, or the NSA: Survey”

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  • Apr 11, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

New bills in Washington state would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level

As a response to President Trump’s signing of internet privacy repeals, Washington State now has two pieces of legislation with bipartisan support – one in the House and one in the Senate – that would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level. The first is HB 2200, “AN ACT Relating to protecting the privacy … Continue reading “New bills in Washington state would enforce internet privacy rules at the state level”

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  • Mar 27, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Today is Congress’s final vote to get rid of Internet privacy protections on your web browsing history

Internet privacy in America faces a crossroads today on Capitol Hill. S.J. Res 34, the Senate joint resolution to do away with FCC #BroadbandPrivacy rules, passed with a 50-48 vote late last week. Now, all that stands between it and the President’s pen is a vote in the House of Representatives, where it was be speedily pushed through … Continue reading “Today is Congress’s final vote to get rid of Internet privacy protections on your web browsing history”

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