Stories about News from March, 2012
Netizen Report: Resistance Edition
Pakistan’s anti-censorship activists recently proved how coordinated, global and local action can make a real difference. Meanwhile the global fight for netizen rights in cyberspace continues. Weiping Li, Mera Szendro Bok, James Losey, and Sarah Myers provide an overview in our latest twice-monthly edition of the Netizen Report.
Netizen Report: Community Edition
In this week’s Netizen Report we are excited to spotlight the ways in which the global netizen community is turning the Internet into a platform of participatory politics and preserving digital culture.
Keep the Pressure On: Canadian Online Surveillance Bill on Pause, But the Fight Continues
Last Saturday, the Canadian government announced it would put proposed online surveillance legislation temporarily “on pause” following sustained public outrage generated by the bill. Since its introduction two weeks ago, Canadians have spoken out en masse against Bill C-30, the Canadian government’s latest attempt to update police online surveillance powers....
Mexico Adopts Alarming Surveillance Legislation
The Mexican legislature today adopted a surveillance legislation that will grant the police warrantless access to real time user location data. The bill was adopted almost unanimously with 315 votes in favor, 6 against, and 7 abstentions. It has been sent to the President for his approval. There is significant...