Archives for December 9, 2014

Global Censorship Chokepoints – Tracking Internet Censorship Proposals Worldwide

About Global Chokepoints Global Chokepoints is an online resource created to document and monitor global proposals to turn Internet intermediaries into copyright police. These proposals harm Internet users’ rights of privacy, due process and freedom of expression, and endanger the future of the free and open Internet. Our goal is to provide accurate empirical information […]

Congress Quietly Decides To Delete Key NSA Reform In CRomnibus Agreement

You may recall, back in June, that there was a key House vote that took NSA supporters by surprise. An amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill pushed by a bi-partisan team of Thomas Massie, Jim Sensenbrenner and Zoe Lofgren passed overwhelmingly, with a plan to slam the door shut on questionable NSA “backdoor searches” (as […]

The Disappearing States

Excerpts from a recent news article from McClatchy Newspapers: Rise in trade spurs U.S. to protect turtles 1.       “The U.S. government is proposing a new level of protection for certain freshwater turtles, concerned that a massive increase in overseas demand for the reptiles could hurt their long-term prospects.” 2.       “While none of the four species […]