Google and Facebook were set to go to trial today in India on charges they did not censor content from their websites. The Wall Street Journal reports the trial in which company executives could face fines or jail time is the latest example of the issues tech companies face as they expand to foreign markets.…Details
On March 4, Russia held a Presidential election in which Prime Minister Vladimir Putin was returned to the Presidency for a third non-consecutive term. However, the opposition and protestors allege widespread vote fraud, and thousands rallied in Moscow the day after the election. These mass demonstrations, and those in December around Russia’s parliamentary elections, were…Details
The Internet is fundamental to this country’s economy, the media, security, education, and basic human rights, just to name a few. The SOPA blackout on January 18, 2012 and its aftermath demonstrated participating websites’ commitment to balanced IP policy and the reliance of this country on these online resources. Similarly, there has been growing backlash—particularly abroad—to international…Details
In the global battle over the future of the Internet countries that stand for an open, dynamic web with minimal regulation and limits on free expression are increasingly under pressure from authoritative States seeking greater control over its infrastructure and content. Here is a snapshot from the front lines. On 29th February in Geneva, the…Details
More transparency is needed to study the implications of the proposed Verizon cable deal. Today public interest groups, telecommunications companies and CCIA sent a letter to the FCC saying the spectrum transaction among some of the nations largest Internet access providers is a matter that needs greater transparency and the FCC needed access to redacted documents.
Yesterday was a big day for privacy as the White House released its white paper on consumer privacy, and simultaneously a group consisting of nearly all of the online advertising companies announced that they would begin work to recognize the Do-Not-Track header offered as a privacy feature by some web browsers. We’re happy to see…Details
Last week, after much anticipation and delay, the bipartisan Senate cybersecurity legislation, S. 2105 – Cybersecurity Act of 2012, was unveiled. Though it is laudable that Congress has begun in earnest to attend to the critical cybersecurity threats that face America, there has been little debate about the how information sharing and defense of critical infrastructure…Details