Europeans rage against ACTA
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Europeans rage against ACTA

Thousands of European citizens are taking to the streets today to protest against the EU’s Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, otherwise known as ACTA, which severely threatens European online privacy and civil liberties in the name of protecting copyright.

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The FBI wants to criminalise online privacy
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The FBI wants to criminalise online privacy

The FBI and US Department of Justice is now encouraging internet cafe users to spy on the online activities of their fellow citizens. The FBI’s “Communities Against Terrorism” notice lists a whole host of activities that the agency classifies as “suspicious” and a “potential indicator of terrorism”.

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Government Bills Spy on Individual Surfing Habits
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Government Bills Spy on Individual Surfing Habits

This week has seen an enormous rise in awareness of internet censorship bills such as SOPA and PIPA, which is good news for anti-censorship advocates. Whilst many within the technology industry were aware of these bills, others were not until last week’s internet blackout campaign which included large companies such as Wikipedia and Google.

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FBI Gives Agents OK To Invade Privacy
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FBI Gives Agents OK To Invade Privacy

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recently approved the use of broader powers by approximately 14,000 agents involved in observing criminal and terrorist activities. These increased powers allow them greater freedom to search databases, rummage through household garbage and even deploy surveillance teams to spy on the daily lives of those who are unfortunate enough to have attracted Big Brother’s attention.

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The Right to Privacy
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The Right to Privacy

One of the most abused and least exercised of human rights is the right to privacy. This fundamental freedom is slowly being etched away by the constant encroachment from government and corporate entities, countless databases with personal information and questionable security, as well as our own unwillingness to take a stand against this abuse.

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The Importance of Privacy
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The Importance of Privacy

A man sits down to dinner. He proceeds to discuss his work and his opinion of his colleagues. He moves on to reveal personal secrets he has gleaned from intimate conversations with these same coworkers. His wife is intrigued and urges him to continue.

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