from Hurriyet Daily News
An Istanbul court has judged a Twitter user?s insult toward a Turkish model to be a criminal offense.
from Global Voices Online by Kevin Rothrock
Pussy Riot, eat your heart out. Later this week, on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, Russia?s most polarizing blogger, Alexey Navalny (often described as the opposition?s greatest hope for electoral breakthrough, should it ever happen), will stand trial for embezzling roughly half a million dollars from a state-owned timber company in the city of Kirov, home to about as many people as dollars Navalny allegedly stole. In a country constantly plagued by politicized legal proceedings, prosecuting the nation?s most prominent netizen promises fireworks.
from Mashable! by Lauren Hockenson
from Mashable! by NowThisNews
from Mashable! by Eric Larson
from Mashable! by Lauren Drell
from Oxford Internet Institute – Blogs
Linnet Taylor on 8 April 2013 at 19:26PM
At the end of March OII held a workshop on the potential of big data for social scientific research. The workshop brought together researchers from various continents and a wide variety of disciplines, with research interests including immigration and xenophobia, the genesis of innovation, labour markets and financial risk. The aim of the event was
from Mashable! by Nextgov
from TorrentFreak by Andy
As the pastime of file-sharing attracts more and more followers, questions are asked not only about the technical issues involved, but also the legal aspects.
from EFF.org Updates by Mark M. Jaycox
In the last three months alone, the House has released three different cybersecurity bills and has held over seven hearings on the issue. In addition, the House Judiciary Committee floated changes to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)?the draconian anti-hacking statute that came to public prominence after the death of activist and Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz. Politicians tout this legislation as necessary to protect against foreign threats every single time they introduce a bill with ?cyber? somewhere in the text. And it comes as no surprise that every hearing has opened up
from FP Passport by Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer
from Mashable! by Lauren Indvik
from Mashable! by Quartz
from EFF.org Updates by Mark M. Jaycox and Rainey Reitman
Huffington Post Credits Internet Activists With “Major Victory” In Stopping Bad CFAA Bill, But Good Reforms Still Needed
from EFF.org Updates by Trevor Timm
We have great news on the last day of our week-of-action aimed at Congress over the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), the draconian computer hacking law. Huffington Post is reporting that House Republicans ?put the brakes” on an awful expansion to the CFAA that threatened Internet rights. Even better, Huffington Post is crediting pressure from ?Internet activists? for this ?major victory.?
Like all vigilantes, their actions highlight areas where the proper authorities are falling short. Pathetically, the police in the Parsons case said there was nothing they could do; the rape allegation was ?he said, she said?. Anonymous said there was