• Sep 15, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Networking, News,

President Trump wants to “cut off” the internet in response to terrorism

President Donald Trump has called (in a tweet) to “cut off” the internet following the September 15th London Tube bombing. The cited reason? Because it is a terrorist recruitment tool. The call to cut off internet access showcases President Trump’s utter lack of a handle on how the internet works – which is deeply troubling. … Continue reading “President Trump wants to “cut off” the internet in response to terrorism”

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  • May 30, 2017
  • Glyn Moody
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

UK government confirms plans to destroy the British software industry

Last week, the UK government confirmed plans to force Internet companies to undermine security by weakening or backdooring encryption. As Privacy News Online reported back in March, the UK’s Home Secretary (Interior Minister) Amber Rudd refused to rule out this move when she called for the “necessary hashtags” to be used. But what was just … Continue reading “UK government confirms plans to destroy the British software industry”

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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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European Parliament prepares for actual Internet Censorship using “Terrorism” as justification buzzword

Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, groups in the European Parliament wants to give police the power to censor the Internet and even individual accounts with social media providers at will. This is not just a stark attempt to justify sharp reductions in liberty with the buzzword “terrorism”, it also flies in the face of … Continue reading “European Parliament prepares for actual Internet Censorship using “Terrorism” as justification buzzword”

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