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Disgracebook: ‘Work With Us or Die’

21WIRE + Common Dreams | A senior Facebook executive has told news publishers in Australia to either work with Facebook or die.

Fascistbook: ‘Censorship Does Not End Well’

21WIRE + Matt Taibbi | The recent deplatforming of Alex Jones does not bode well for the future of free speech.

‘Everyday Censorship’ Proposed That Should Enrage Us All

21WIRE + The Independent | How about no Internet today? This cannot work.

Hell Comes to Frogtown: Alt Right and Triumph of Transhumanism

Branko Malić | While Richard Spencer’s half-joke of hailing Donald Trump with Roman salute rose a lot of dust, some remarks in his NPI speech point into rather sinister direction. A posthuman one.

Insider Firm ‘FlashPoint’ tied to Orlando Shooting, Now Investigating DDoS Hack on America

Shawn Helton | Flashpoint operates as an intelligence asset, in addition to playing a PR role for some recent large-scale incidents – but who are they really?

SOPA False Flag? Alleged ‘Hack’ on Netflix, Twitter, Amazon – US ready to blame Russia

Shawn Helton | Will Russia be the scapegoat for this latest massive DDoS attack in the US?

Fear and Fascism: Trump now saying, ‘We need to do something about the internet’

21WIRE | Trump calling for shutting down parts of the web and even says, ‘We need Bill Gates to help us stop ISIS’.

US, Saudis Target Internet Access in Yemen

21WIRE + The Switch | The Internet has become a powerful tool for journalists documenting conflicts and civilians to get facts on the ground – and that’s why the US and Saudi are targeting it.

FCC Votes In Favor of New Net Neutrality Regime, But How ‘Neutral’ Will It Be?

21WIRE + Huff Post | Was this an FCC power-grab, or a corporate power-grab? It was both.

Who’s Going to Sue the FCC Over ‘Net Neutrality’? The Cable Lobby!

21WIRE + The Switch | The cartels will want to charge whatever a new premium for access to their “new super highway”.

UBER: $40 billion Start-Up ‘Will Replace Car Ownership’

The Switch | Uber is in a position to suck up billions that people might otherwise pour into cars, gas and insurance.

Beyond Net Neutrality: Internet 2 and Corporate Governance

James Hall | Whenever the corporatists see the prospects to carve out, more efficient monopolies, they seize the opportunity.

The FCC & Obama Look To ‘Turn The Screw’ On Internet Freedom

21Wire + RT | Are we in danger of losing a free internet and a free market?

UK Column Live – Conference for Freedom in Press and Media 2013

UK Column | Exposing The Leveson Common Purpose: The battle for press and internet freedom is now on.

A Cypherpunk’s Manifesto

Activism Net | Privacy is necessary for an open society in the electronic age. Privacy is not secrecy.

Revisiting the Copyright Debate: ‘Steal This Film’ – Part 1 & 2

21st Century Wire | This excellent documentary series goes through in fine detail the battle which is still being fought along intellectual property lines.

Russia’s Medvedev Stalked in Mystery YouTube Hit Piece

Anna Smolchenko A slick documentary film has mysteriously emerged on the Russian Internet where former ambassadors, an ex-general and even an ex-prime minister line up to accuse Dmitry Medvedev of betraying Russia’s interests while he served as president. It is unclear who could be behind the anonymous but professionally-shot film accusing Medvedev of treason over the NATO-led […]

YouTube could introduce paid subscriptions this spring

Caitlin DeweyWashington Post YouTube could roll out a paid subscription model for some content providers as early as next quarter, according to company sources quoted by AdAge and the Wall Street Journal. The move will bolster YouTube’s attempts to lure viewers (and advertisers) from TV to computer screens. YouTube has never been secretive about that goal: At last […]

LEGAL UPDATE: British Prosecutors Clarify Offensive Online Posts Law

BBC Dec 19, 2012 New guidelines could see fewer people being charged in England and Wales for offensive messages on social networks. The Director of Public Prosecutions said people should face a trial only if their comments on Twitter, Facebook or elsewhere go beyond being offensive. He said the guidance combats threats and internet trolls […]

RUMOURS OF BACKLASH AGAINST BLOGGERS: Details surface after Slog asked to delete links

The Slog Dec 11, 2012 Having been tipped off last week about the pulling together of a Government plan to attack bloggers via McAlpinesque legal threats, The Slog received in short order a series of requests from a variety of blogospherists, asking for links to articles about leading politicians to be deleted. Jeremy Hunt and […]

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