Category Archives: Government & Policy

Turkey Passes Law Extending Sweeping Powers Over Social Media

Turkish lawmakers passed legislation on Wednesday that would give the government sweeping new powers to regulate social media content, raising concerns that one of the few remaining spaces for free public debate in the country could fall under greater government control.

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Google sued by Australian Watchdog for allegedly misleading consumers to sign away their privacy

Google is being taken to court for allegedly misleading consumers to give away a lot more personal information than they had expected.

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The future of the Internet could be Chinese and authoritarian, a Senate Foreign Relations report warns

China will write the rules of the Internet unless the United States and its allies counter Beijing’s efforts at mass surveillance and censorship, according to a report released Tuesday by the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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The age of blunt diplomacy? Twitter can be used to escalate global conflict, study says

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Just because Twitter is predominantly filled with quips and kvetching doesn’t mean what’s said on the platform can’t have far-reaching consequences, according to a new study from the Centre for Science and Security Studies at King’s College London on how government officials and agencies use Twitter during global crises.

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i2Coalition and The DNA To Merge Creating North America’s Largest Internet Infrastructure Advocacy Group

Two bodies representing the interests of the domain name industry, the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) and The Domain Name Association (DNA) have announced they are merging to form the largest internet infrastructure advocacy group in North America.

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