NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

The mushing together of “fake news” and what the Times describes as “anti-European Union propaganda” is insidious. The first relates to consciously fabricated stories; the second involves criticism of a political institution, the E.U,, which is viewed by many Europeans as elitist, remote and disdainful of the needs, interests and attitudes of average citizens.… Read More NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Wide Web)

By Danny O’Brien and cross-posted from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) It’s been twenty years since John Perry Barlow declared cyberspace independent, but there continues to be a long line of not-so-weary giants aiming to expand their territory over the electronic frontier. Here is 2016’s roll call of national governments and courts who either presumed that their… Read More Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Wide Web)

EU's Top Court Delivers "Major Blow" to Mass Surveillance

“Today’s judgment is a major blow against mass surveillance and an important day for privacy” By Nika Knight, staff writer at Common Dreams The European Union’s highest court on Wednesday issued a landmark ruling against mass surveillance in a judgment that challenges key portions of the U.K.’s so-called “Snooper’s charter,” a sweeping surveillance bill that was set to… Read More EU's Top Court Delivers "Major Blow" to Mass Surveillance