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 […]