· December, 2010

Stories about Advocacy from December, 2010

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Mozambique: Controversial SIM card registration

  23 December 2010

Shortly after the September protests in Maputo that were convened by SMS, the Mozambican government issued a Ministerial decree law forcing mobile pre-paid phone users on the country's two networks to register their SIM cards. The process caused protest and has gone slower than the strict law requires.

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Human Rights Organizations Worldwide Decry Attacks on Freedom of Expression

16 December 2010

It has been almost two weeks since cablegate.wikileaks.org, the website hosting leaked US diplomatic cables, was taken down, and the right of Wikileaks to publish truthful information was immediately besieged. Since then, human rights organizations around the world have condemned the attacks on WikiLeaks and have raised their voices to protect freedom of expression online.

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Net Neutrality, Spain and Wikileaks

  9 December 2010

Previously, we’ve touched on the the topic of net neutrality , especially neutrality in Spain. Since last September, when Telefonica proposed to Spain’s Telecommunications Market Comission, to eliminate their flat fee and establish 3 tiers of service varying from quality and user’s data usage, things have been moving along.

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Actions to silence Cablegate and Wikileaks, threats against Assange

  5 December 2010

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in danger and his project Wikileaks is under attack. A week after the release of the largest number of classified information, the CableGate, prominent politicians even expressed their wish to “hunt him” or see him “executed“. The reactions are beautifully summarized by OpenDemocracy: As international...

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YouTube adds HTTPS; Syrians, Tunisians gain access, but…!

1 December 2010

HTTPS has been in the news quite a bit lately; first, because of Firesheep, a program that allows users on open WiFi networks to sniff cookies and effectively hijack users’ social networking connections if they're not using HTTPS.  As a result, a campaign has emerged to call on companies to...

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