Professor Terminated Over Tweets on Israel’s Bombing of Gaza Sues University, Seeks Reinstatement

By: Thursday January 29, 2015 5:48 pm

Professor Steven Salaita, who was terminated from a tenured faculty position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) because he sent out tweets through his personal Twitter account that were critical of Israel’s assault on Gaza, has filed a lawsuit against the university. The lawsuit seeks reinstatement so he can “join his colleagues” in [...]

In Aftermath of Executions of NYPD Officers, Police Crack Down on Extreme Anti-Cop Speech on Social Media

By: Wednesday December 24, 2014 2:23 pm

Police departments throughout the United States have escalated the vigilance in which they monitor speech on social media. Multiple people have been arrested and accused of threatening officers, as part of a law enforcement response to the execution of two New York Police Department officers. Ismaiiyl Brinsley shot NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu [...]

“Forbidden Bookshelf” Series Acquaints Public with Books Vanished by Government or Powerful Interests

By: Thursday July 10, 2014 10:52 am

A digital publisher called Open Road Integrated Media has launched a series called the “Forbidden Bookshelf,” in order to acquaint the public with books that were vanished or, in one way or another, killed at birth by the government or corporate entities when they were first published. Mark Crispin Miller, a professor of media studies [...]

David Miranda & the Policing of Journalism

By: Thursday November 7, 2013 7:49 pm

Lawyers for David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, who has been reporting on documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, was in Britain’s High Court for the second day of a hearing. Miranda was detained at Heathrow airport on August 18 when he was on his way to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin. [...]

Google: Government Surveillance Spikes Worldwide—Especially in United States

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 1:39 pm

The increasingly omniscient and omnipresent corporation that is Google has released its latest transparency report on requests from government authorities around the world to take down content and hand the data of users over to agencies. The report indicates “authorities worldwide made 20,939 requests for access to personal data from Google users, including search results, [...]

State Department Supports Internet Freedom for Indians But Not WikiLeaks

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 2:36 pm

The United States State Department has told India that it must respect Internet freedom, as the country threatens legal action against social media like Facebook, Google and Twitter that do not remove “inflammatory” content.” As a BBC report describes, recently there have been “clashes between indigenous tribals and Muslim settlers.” Northeastern migrants “fled other Indian cities [...]

The Idea That DoS Attacks Against WikiLeaks are War Crimes

By: Friday September 9, 2011 7:26 pm

Julian Assange (photo: ssoosay) A recent interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange did with Sueddeutsche Zeitung in Germany features Assange’s take on what happened with the Cablegate release, how the organization has managed to withstand cyber attacks, the organization’s suspicions about OpenLeaks founder and former WikiLeaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg and how the organization thinks it has [...]

London Riots: The Boundaries of Freedom of Expression

By: Wednesday August 10, 2011 3:52 pm

(photo: FOAMAR) (update below) Four nights of riots in the United Kingdom (the first three primarily in London) have given way to calls for the arrests of those who have used mobile technology or social networking to “incite violence.” Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh said some messages on Twitter related to the riots have been [...]

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