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Netherlands offers guidelines to work with hactivists

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The Dutch government's cyber security center has published guidelines that it hopes will encourage ethical hackers to disclose security vulnerabilities in a responsible way. "Persons who report an IT vulnerability have an important social responsibility," the Dutch ministry of Security and Justice said on Thursday, announcing guidelines for ethical...
Netherlands offers guidelines to work with hactivists

Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

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A few years ago, I was in Norway for Nordic Music Week and got to meet with a number of people from all sides of the music industry there. It was very interesting to see how many of them were adapting to the changing environment. It was quite encouraging to...
Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright
EU votes to create unified patent system in 2014

EU Parliament Looks Set to Reject Passenger Data Deal With the US

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The European Parliament looks set to reject an agreement with the United States to hand over personal data of airline passengers....
EU Parliament Looks Set to Reject Passenger Data Deal With the US

Germany puts ACTA plans on ice, will await European Parliamentary decision

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Whilst 22 European countries may have already signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trademark Agreement (ACTA), one of Europe’s biggest economies — Germany — will hold off signing the treaty after officials said it would wait for an EU parliamentary decision before moving ahead. Techdirt tipped us to a Speigel Online report which states...
Germany puts ACTA plans on ice, will await European Parliamentary decision

Just had a leaflet from Young Britons' Foundation spreading fear about a hung parliament? These are Tory shills: http://bit.ly/d6dqkW #ge10

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Just had a leaflet from Young Britons' Foundation spreading fear about a hung parliament? These are Tory shills: http://bit.ly/d6dqkW #ge10

Blocking antiporn ban protest mails was justified, European Parliament president says

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The President of the European Parliament has justified filtering 457,325 protest emails sent to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) -- 106,771 of them from the same address -- as necessary in order to ensure the functioning of the Parliament's email services.Pirate Party MEP Christian Engström complained to the...
Blocking antiporn ban protest mails was justified, European Parliament president says

Dutch ministries can keep using Yammer despite Patriot Act worries, minister says

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Dutch ministries can keep using social networking tool Yammer for internal communication despite worries in the parliament that data could secretly be seized by U.S. law enforcement agencies under the U.S. Patriot Act, Liesbeth Spies, minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, said on Wednesday....
Dutch ministries can keep using Yammer despite Patriot Act worries, minister says

European Parliament backs Goldstone report

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European Parliament backs Goldstone report

A CAPTCHA That Asks How You Feel About Homosexuality

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Choose wisely. (Photo: screencap) CAPTCHAs are a good way to sort the bots from the bodies, providing a bulwark against the never-ending flood of spam. But because proving you’re human requires a moment of your attention, captchas also happen to be a great place to embed a political message. That’s...
A CAPTCHA That Asks How You Feel About Homosexuality

European Parliament: Stop the ITU taking over the Internet

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Control of the Internet must be stopped from falling into the hands of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the European Parliament has warned. The European Union's elected representatives loudly called for negotiators to block attempts by the ITU to gain ultimate control over the Internet at a conference in...
European Parliament: Stop the ITU taking over the Internet

ACTA Closer To Death: Remaining EU Supporters Contemplate Rejecting It

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Last week we saw the Socialists and Democrats, the second-largest bloc in the European Parliament, turn against ACTA. Combined with the stated position of the Green party there, that means ACTA is closer to being thrown out when the vote for ratification takes place in Brussels this summer. The deciding...
ACTA Closer To Death: Remaining EU Supporters Contemplate Rejecting It

It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable

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Last week, we noted how the anti-SOPA protest had woken up people around the globe to one of the legacy content industry's favorite tricks: sneaking dreadful IP expansionist policies through international trade agreements. In particular, it woke people up to ACTA, an agreement that was basically a done deal, and...
It's Time To Let Politicians Know That Using Secretive Trade Agreements To Meddle With The Internet Is Unacceptable

EU Cybercrime Bill Targets Anonymous: Makes It A Criminal Offense To Conduct 'Cyber Attack'

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While we're still sorting through the crazy cybersecurity bill proposals in the US, it appears that some in the EU are going through a similar process. The EU Parliament's "Civil Liberties Committee" has approved a legislative proposal concerning "cyber attacks," which appears to ramp up criminal penalties for all sorts...
EU Cybercrime Bill Targets Anonymous: Makes It A Criminal Offense To Conduct 'Cyber Attack'
EU Parliament rejects ACTA

TheyWorkForYou.com: Are your MPs and Peers working for you in the UK's Parliament?

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TheyWorkForYou.com: Are your MPs and Peers working for you in the UK's Parliament?

Common EU Parliament resolution on ACTA tabled

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Common EU Parliament resolution on ACTA tabled

Booting Up: What Is Art? Edition

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And it seemed like British politicians had let the internet off the hook in crafting proposed regulations to reign in the unruly U.K. press. Not so fast. Policy directors from Google and Facebook have been summoned to appear before Parliament next week. [Tech Crunch] Twice yearly, Google releases data on...
Booting Up: What Is Art? Edition

EU Commissioner Reveals He Will Simply Ignore Any Rejection Of ACTA By European Parliament Next Week

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The day before the EU's International Trade committee (INTA) recommended that the European Parliament should reject ACTA, the EU commissioner with responsibility for the treaty, Karel De Gucht, had given a speech to its members, trying to win them over. Although it was short, it turns out to be highly...
EU Commissioner Reveals He Will Simply Ignore Any Rejection Of ACTA By European Parliament Next Week

European Opposition to ACTA Continues to Mount

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European opposition to ACTA continues to mount with Poland's culture minister admitting that it may not be approved by the Polish parliament and the Slovenian ambassador to Japan apologizing for signing ACTA last week....
European Opposition to ACTA Continues to Mount
Apple and Microsoft called to testify before Australian Parliament in pricing investigation

Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013

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While there have been nice flares of light in the past – every success of a Pirate Party comes to mind, where all other politicians suddenly compete in who’s the better critic of the copyright monopoly – those flares of 2009 and 2011 have still been flares of light, and...
Copyright Monopoly Trends And Predictions For 2013

Europe votes to cap data roaming prices, will make it cheaper to tweet from Ibiza

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European Union countries already had a data roaming cutoff law in place to prevent bill shock after your next Balearic vacation, but the price of the data in question should get much cheaper very soon. The European Parliament has just voted 578 to 10 to cap the price customers...
Europe votes to cap data roaming prices, will make it cheaper to tweet from Ibiza

Tom Watson: 'Parliament meteorite strike more likely than Tory MPs passing judgment on Rupert Murdoch'

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Labour MP Tom Watson has claimed there was "more chance of parliament being hit by a meteorite" than Conservative colleagues passing judgment on the Murdochs' leadership of News Corporation....
Tom Watson: 'Parliament meteorite strike more likely than Tory MPs passing judgment on Rupert Murdoch'
European Parliament approves plan to free up 800MHz band for 4G

After Death of Sattar Beheshti, Iranian Blogger, Head of Tehran's Cybercrimes Unit Is Fired

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The dismissal of the commander, Gen. Saeed Shokrian, follows investigations by Parliament and Iran's judiciary into the unexplained death of the blogger, Sattar Beheshti....
After Death of Sattar Beheshti, Iranian Blogger, Head of Tehran's Cybercrimes Unit Is Fired

USTR Releases Ridiculous 'Naughty' Special 301 List For Countries Who Don't Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants

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Every year around this time, the USTR puts out its increasingly laughable Special 301 Report, which merely takes the countries that IP maxmalists say are bad, and officially declares them naughty. The 2012 list has come out (pdf and embedded below) and it's as silly and pointless as usual. Canada...
USTR Releases Ridiculous 'Naughty' Special 301 List For Countries Who Don't Pass Silly Laws Hollywood Wants

A hung Parliament and uncertainty over broadband

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A hung Parliament and uncertainty over broadband

EU parliament committee votes against air passenger data sharing bill

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European Union politicians are at loggerheads following a vote in the European Parliament on Wednesday that rejected proposals to store and share information on airline passengers.The Parliament's civil liberties committee voted against plans to share between E.U. countries the PNR (passenger name register) data of airline passengers, including their...
EU parliament committee votes against air passenger data sharing bill

Germany freezes ACTA signing over concerns

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Germany is holding off on joining 22 other EU member states in signing the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), Spiegel Online reported. It has changed its mind, as it previously said it would join. The failure of Germany, Europe's largest economic contributor, to sign the agreement is a huge stumbling block....
Germany freezes ACTA signing over concerns
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