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March 26, 2014 by Chilling Effects StaffFor those of you who are following the ongoing controversy surrounding Twitter in Turkey, Chilling Effects is pleased to be able to host two new documents recently received by Twitter from various aspects of Turkish law enforcement and government. [Update 2013-03-26] A Turkish court has issued a temporary injunction on Wednesday ordering access to Twitter restored until it can deliver its full verdict on the ban. A joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law clinics. Do you know your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum?

Net Neutrality Posted by Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, and Lowell McAdam, President and CEO of Verizon Wireless (Cross-posted on the Verizon PolicyBlog.) Verizon and Google might seem unlikely bedfellows in the current debate around network neutrality, or an open Internet. Traffic – 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.

American Civil Liberties Union Government Requests – Google Transparency Report Like other technology and communications companies, Google regularly receives requests from government agencies and courts around the world to remove content from our services or to review such content to determine if it should be removed for inconsistency with a product's community policies. In this report, we disclose the number of requests we receive from each government in six-month periods with certain limitations. Governments ask companies to remove or review content for many different reasons. For example, some content removals are requested due to allegations of defamation, while others are due to allegations that the content violates local laws prohibiting hate speech or adult content.

Electronic Privacy Information Center FAQ – Google Transparency Report Was ist ein Ersuchen um Löschung von Inhalten? Hoheitliche Stellen reichen Ersuchen ein, um die Löschung von Inhalten aus Google-Diensten wie zum Beispiel Blogposts oder YouTube-Videos zu veranlassen. In den Daten sind auch gerichtliche Verfügungen zu Löschungsersuchen erfasst, die wir erhalten haben, unabhängig davon, ob diese Verfügungen an Google selbst gerichtet sind. The Future of the Internet — And How to Stop It Raw Data – Google Transparency Report Raw data from the Transparency Report is available for export in various machine-readable formats. Developers and researchers can take this data and revisualize it in different ways, or mash it up with information from other organizations to test and draw up new hypotheses. google-government-removal-requests.csv Download | Open as Google Spreadsheet This file contains the information for all content removal requests displayed in the Transparency Report, organized by country and biannual reporting period. google-government-detailed-removal-requests.csv

Censorship of the internet in the Morocco The policy of the Morocco in the access to Internet was until recently rather liberal, the Government has encouraged the development of the media. Nevertheless, more than two years the trend reversed and cases of censorship are becoming more and more common. Cases of censorship are primarily the result of the telephone operator and Internet dominant Morocco Telecom (a subsidiary of Vivendi), it is practiced in a manner totally arbitrary and opaque, Morocco telecom claiming technical problems for claim.

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