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New Vietnamese Internet mandate may further curb freedom of speech

Article 19 reports that Vietnam is implementing a new Internet regulatory mandate that may significantly alter free speech in the country.  They explain that the decree “requires all online users to use their real names and personal details, which in turn will create an environment of self-censorship.”  In addition to requiring real identities, the law […]

What Stuxnet means for online freedom of expression

Three weeks ago, David Sanger of the New York Times published an article on the role played by cyberweapons in the United States’ subversion of Iran’s nuclear program. Sanger’s reporting confirmed that Stuxnet, a sophisticated piece of industrial malware that was publicly identified in mid-2010, had been created and released as part of a joint […]

ITU responds to criticism about the upcoming International Telecommunication summit

With debate over the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), questions are arising regarding International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) potential control over the Internet.  The conference’s aim is to “consider a review of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which define the general principles for the provision and operation of international telecommunications.”  In response to accusations […]

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