imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - json version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Britain 'has worse record on internet freedom than Philippines'

by Alice Philipson Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Britain has a worse record on internet freedom than countries such as Estonia and the Philippines, a new report suggests.

Britain 'has worse r...
0-philippines_cybercrime_law_protest-hakot.jpg, image/jpeg, 430x351

The report by Washington-based NGO Freedom House places Britain only eighth when measuring digital freedoms such as access to the internet and online free expression laws.

The US came second, Germany third, while Estonia was found to have the greatest level of freedom on the internet. Unusually, the Eastern European country allows its citizens to vote online.

Compared to Estonia and the US, the UK performed badly in terms of restrictions on online activity, surveillance and privacy.

In June, Google revealed that the number of UK government requests for users' private data had increased by 25 per cent on the year.

Within the next few months, the Government will debate controversial surveillance proposals, which could see every Briton's online activity and mobile phone use recorded. The proposals, part of the Communications Data Bill, have been dubbed a "snooper's charter."

Britain was also found to have a greater number of instances of filtering and blocking of websites and other forms of censorship.

Overall, the report found that “restrictions on internet freedom in many countries have continued to grow, though the methods of control are slowly evolving and becoming less visible.”

Pro-government bloggers are regularly hired to spread the official line and spread false information about unfolding events in many countries, and content is often blocked and filtered, according to the organisation.

The report comes as an anti-Muslim video was posted on YouTube, sparking protests across the world and a debate about freedom of expression. Several countries blocked YouTube following the incident.

In 19 of the 47 countries highlighted, physical violence is used to punish people who have posted content online.

Related articles:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_in_North_Korea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_the_People%27s_Republic_of_China

http://technology.inquirer.net/19074/over-1-5m-are-cybercrime-victims-daily-worldwide-study


Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Cybercrime Prevention Law

by Alice Philipson Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Cybercrime Preventio...
0-facebook-lola-philippines-internet-freedom.jpg, image/jpeg, 438x333

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Cybercrime Prevention Law

by Alice Philipson Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Cybercrime Preventio...
01-cybercrime-prevention-act-2012_philippines-10175.jpg, image/jpeg, 513x318

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Cybercrime Prevention Law

by Alice Philipson Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Cybercrime Preventio...
01-cybercriminals-philippines.jpg, image/jpeg, 409x378

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Cybercrime Prevention Law

by Alice Philipson Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Cybercrime Preventio...
01-cyber-sex-trafficking-philippines.jpg, image/jpeg, 495x330

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Cybercrime Prevention Law

by Alice Philipson Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Cybercrime Preventio...
1-rise-support-cybercrime-law.jpg, image/jpeg, 413x371

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Cybercrime Prevention Law

by Alice Philipson Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Cybercrime Preventio...
1-stop-cyber-e-martial-law-philippines.jpg, image/jpeg, 411x298

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 1 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
too much 'save' the children Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at 4:47 AM

Local News

In LA, San Diego, Sacramento and 147 Other Cities, McD And Other Fast Food Workers Picket S05 1:08PM

Did LA pro-Israel group conceal right-wing identity from Hollywood celebs and media? S04 11:39AM

Stop Circus Animal Suffering – Protestors Urge Audiences to Shun the Wild Animal Circus S02 4:49PM

Anti-blackracism in the U.S. S01 12:10PM

New Zine on Activist Collective Living A29 9:19AM

LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 2 of 2 A21 9:09PM

LA Fields Two Marches Against Police Executions Photoset 1of 2 A21 7:01PM

Running Down the Walls 2014 A20 8:48PM

Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery Extends Exclusive Engagement A19 3:37PM

Los Angeles Declares “Hands Up!” in Peaceful Protest of LAPD Murder of Ezell Ford A18 4:09AM

Ezell Ford and Ferguson Solidarity A17 6:35PM

Family and Supporters of #Justice4Fords Protest LAPD Execution of Ezell Ford in South L.A. A17 2:49PM

Southern California Swarms to Save the Bees in Solidarity with Honey Bee Day Around the Gl A17 5:30AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Arab countries in anti Isis coalition S23 7:43AM

Israel Part of US Anti-Syrian Coalition S23 6:37AM

Obama Launches Naked Aggression on Syria S23 3:51AM

Dueling Ideologies: Lavrov v. Rasmussen S23 3:02AM

ISIS Destroys Memorial & Church of Armenian Genocide in Der Zor, Syria S22 4:38PM

Enlisting Support for Imperial War S22 10:06AM

Karl Polanyi - Still Actual 50 Years After His Death S22 6:37AM

Telling It Like It Is On Israel S22 3:37AM

Paraphysique de la prohibition S22 1:29AM

Video: "The Roosevelts," 7 episodes S21 2:13PM

Fear-Mongering Ahead of Another US False Flag? S21 12:38PM

maps of disappearing Palestine S21 11:21AM

Gaza Speaks Out: Hamas War Crimes S21 9:09AM

MSM War on Venezuela S21 7:09AM

Hate-Mongering in America S20 1:50PM

Firestorm Over Steven Salaita's Sacking S20 10:08AM

Scotland's Referendum: Fair or Foul Play? S20 6:57AM

Humanitarian disaster unfolding today: IS encroaches on Kobane on five fronts S20 5:10AM

Israel's Hannibal Directive S19 2:44PM

Are Govt, University And Corporate Labs Spreading Ebola? S19 11:46AM

Flashback to 2001: President Assad to Prime Minister Blair:'Stop bombing Afghan civilians' S19 5:51AM

Ukrainian President Poroshenko in Washington S19 5:48AM

Creative Community for Peace S18 10:00PM

The Shortwave Report 09/19/14 Listen Globally! S18 4:59PM

UCLA Center for Near East Studies charged with racism S18 8:24AM

Anti-Assad Extremists and Obama Plan Coordinated Attacks on Syria S18 7:25AM

Ukraine's President in Ottawa and Washingto S18 4:31AM

Le système, ses agents, ses exécutants S18 1:24AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy