Archive for the ‘G8’ Category

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EUROPE

Fight back against Sarkozy’s EG8 — an exercise in censorship and control dressed up as a technology summit

Sarkozy to host key internet forum ahead of G8 summit

Francis Maude, minister for the [UK] Cabinet Office, revealed last week that the coalition government plans to develop a national ID database to allow for easy access to online public services.

“TWITTER, FREE SPEECH, INJUNCTIONS AND THE STREISAND EFFECT”
*The effects of Streisand covered in House Duck Sauce here.

DOMESTIC U.S.

Lawmakers Express Optimism, Concerns Over White House Cybersecurity Plan

Obama Cybersecurity Package Praised, Criticized

UPDATE: DHS Cybersecurity chief resigns 

6 major US privacy bills considered, briefings & discussion c/o Tech Liberation Front

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c/o Vancouver Sun 


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TORONTO — The Ontario government secretly passed legislation giving police sweeping new powers for the duration of the G8 and G20 summits, enabling authorities to arrest anyone who refuses to furnish identification and submit to a search while within five metres of a designated security zone in downtown Toronto.

Critics reacted furiously to the new rules, which remained unpublicized until Thursday when a man, 32, was arrested in Toronto for refusing to show ID to police.

New Democrat MPP Peter Kormos said Friday the provincial Liberals created a “Kafka-esque” situation where people could be arrested for violating rules they didn’t know existed.  :::MORE HERE:::