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Turkey: Journalists’ Arrests Chills Free Speech (Istanbul) - The arrest of nine journalists and writers on March 3, 2011, in the absence of clear reasonable cause, will have a chilling effect on free speech, Human Rights Watch said. The nine were accused of links to the alleged "Ergenekon" coup plots against the Turkish government. Those arrested include Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener, two prominent journalists known for critical reporting on the Turkish criminal justice system and police. Şık is co-author of a book about the investigations and trials in the Ergenekon case - after the alleged name given to their organization by the conspirators. He had been working on a book about the police. Şener had written a book on the murder of Hrant Dink, a renowned journalist and human rights defender, and its investigation.

Busting Egypt's web blackout An Egyptian protester flashes Egypt's flag as anti-riot policemen use water canon against protesters in Cairo on Jan. 28, 2011. Such resilience on the part of protesters has enabled them to find creative ways to circumvent the internet blackout the government imposed Friday. ((Lefteris Pitarakis/Associated Press))

Tor Challenge FAQ written by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Last updated April 21, 2014. NOTE: This FAQ is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Our aim is to provide a general description of the legal issues surrounding Tor in the United States. Different factual situations and different legal jurisdictions will result in different answers to a number of questions. Therefore, please do not act on this information alone; if you have any specific legal problems, issues, or questions, seek a complete review of your situation with a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.

Sensors and Journalism Acknowledgements The hardworking journalists, scientists, activists, and researchers featured in the case studies gave a lot of their time to talk with the Tow Center, review drafts, and clarify fine points. In some cases they went back to years-old work to dig out important context for current trends. Really, any valuable analysis in this report is built on their work, so without their efforts, this would all be imaginary. They are: Dina Cappiello, Thomas Stock, Jeffrey Warren, Liz Barry, Shannon Dosemagen, Ben Gamari, Don Blair, Mat Lippincott, John Feighery, Alison Young, Blake Morrison, Sally Kestin, John Maines, Guan Yang, John Keefe, Josh Davis, James Jensen, Brian Boyer, Brendan Schulman, David Fallis, Matt Waite, and Mickey Osterreicher. The authors of the legal and ethics collection enthusiastically powered up their experience and talents to shine a light on this field, despite our (then) lack of definition and way too much hand-waving from me.

The War on Talking About the Drug War Bryan Gonzalez (r) at his graduation ceremony to become a U.S. Border Patrol agent – a job he lost after talking to a co-worker about the drug war Courtesy of New Mexico ACLU In April 2009, El Paso native and rookie Border Patrol Agent Bryan Gonzalez was working a stretch of the Mexican border near Deming, N.M. It was a relatively slow day, so when Gonzalez saw fellow Agent Shawn Montoya patrolling in the same area, the two men took a break, pulled their vehicles up next to each other, rolled down their windows, and began talking. When the conversation turned to the drug-related violence that was plaguing the border, Gonzalez "mentioned that he thought that legalization of marijuana would save a lot of lives across the border and over here," New Mexico ACLU spokesman Micah McCoy said during a recent interview.

Syria – Traffic Graph – Google Transparency Report People have been unable to access certain Google products and services at some point in more than 30 countries. Causes for these disruptions vary, and include network outages and government-mandated blocks. Review current disruptions below or browse all documented disruptions. This list is not comprehensive. Learn more. YouTube Tips for Running an Exit Node with Minimal Harassment Updated 06/30/2010: Mention Reduced Exit Policy, ISP Shopping Tips, and Abuse Response Templates Updated 08/30/2010: Update exit policy with svn, git, hg, Kerberos, remote admin panels, IRC, others Updated 01/12/2011: Suggest creation of LLC for large exit nodes, provide links to ARIN forms and process. Updated 02/25/2015: abuse templates URL has changed. I have noticed that a lot of new exit nodes have recently appeared on the network. This is great news, since exit nodes are typically on the scarce side.

Samsung's warning: Our Smart TVs record your living room chatter Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. Why worry about Big Brother? It's your big Samsung TV that's watching you. Oh, and listening to you. That seems to be the conclusion from reading the privacy small print offered by the company. (Samsung's motto: TV has never been this smart.) Secret Agents Raid Webcam Artist 8 July 2011Last updated at 15:54 The US Secret Service has raided the home of an artist who collected images from webcams in a New York Apple store. Kyle McDonald is said to have installed software that photographed people looking at laptops then uploaded the pictures to a website. Mr McDonald said he had obtained permission from a security guard to take photos inside the store. Apple declined to comment.

The problem with nerd politics In the aftermath of the Sopa fight, as top Eurocrats are declaring the imminent demise of Acta, as the Trans-Pacific Partnership begins to founder, as the German Pirate party takes seats in a third German regional election, it's worth taking stock of "nerd politics" and see where we've been and where we're headed. Since the earliest days of the information wars, people who care about freedom and technology have struggled with two ideological traps: nerd determinism and nerd fatalism. Both are dangerously attractive to people who love technology. In "nerd determinism," technologists dismiss dangerous and stupid political, legal and regulatory proposals on the grounds that they are technologically infeasible. Geeks who care about privacy dismiss broad wiretapping laws, easy lawful interception standards, and other networked surveillance on the grounds that they themselves can evade this surveillance.

abuse:templates - Wiki Reply to Abuse (general) Hi $TO$, I am very sorry to hear that. The IP you quote hosts a Tor exit node (open relay). Why Node.js is Ideal for the Internet of Things Technology never stands still, and smart companies have their ears to the ground to determine the next big thing and what they need to do to get ready for it. The Internet of Things is that next big thing, and Node.js will play a key role in ensuring that companies are ready and able to fully leverage it. This is important because the Internet of Things, or IoT, will usher in significant challenges. Scalability, for one thing, will present a whole new hurdle. The sky is no longer the limit--data growth is essentially limitless. And when anything and everything begins to acquire intelligence and require data management, network control and design will need to change.

Thai censorship critic strikes back at snitch Web host In May 2006, Anthony Chai, a naturalized United States citizen from Thailand, took a flight back to the land of his birth to catch up with relatives and friends. He visited his nieces and nephews and spent some time at the resort town of Hua Hin. But according to a new lawsuit, when Chai tried to return to California via Bangkok airport, he was stopped by a quintet of security agents. How is Social Media Transforming Human Rights Monitoring? Syrian youths, inside a vehicle, film a protest against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with their phones in the northern city of Aleppo on October 12, 2012. (Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images) Social media is increasingly helpful to not only monitor emerging human rights emergencies, but also to uncover incorrect information.