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Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Mass surveillance has “badly shaken writers’ faith that democratic governments will respect their rights to privacy and freedom of expression,” according to a January 2015 PEN America report based on the responses of 772 writers from fifty countries. Reporting for Common Dreams, Lauren McCauley covered not only the PEN America report, but also a July 2014 report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch indicating that US journalists and lawyers increasingly avoid work on potentially controversial topics due to fear of government spying.

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Wikipedia is Suing the NSA For Their Surveillance of US Citizens

Written by on November 18, 2015 in Government, Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 6 Comments
Wikipedia is Suing the NSA For Their Surveillance of US Citizens

Wikipedia filed a lawsuit against the National Security Agency for violating the constitutional rights of its users by performing bulk surveillance and searching.

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5 Inventions That Herald an ”Outernet” Revolution

Written by on November 18, 2014 in Sci-Tech, Technology with 1 Comment
5 Inventions That Herald an ”Outernet” Revolution

If there is anything good to be said about mass surveillance, overcharging and monopolization by telecom/ISP companies, and government censorship including cell phone and Internet shutdowns as they see fit, it is that these heavy-handed measures only create astronger desire for freedom.

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