Un triste début d’année pour le Congo

À peine la page du calendrier tournée que nous constatons plus de troubles sur Internet. Aujourd’hui, Cloudflare peut confirmer, chiffres à l’appui, qu’Internet a été coupé en République Démocratique du Congo, information précédemment révélée par de multiples organes de presse….

Un triste début d’année pour le Congo

FSB: Crypto-Assets Not a Threat to Global Financial Order

Cryptocurrencies do not pose a threat to global financial stability, but the diverse range of national regulatory regimes throughout the world continues to complicate efforts to establish an international legislative framework overseeing their use, the Financial Stability Board says in a new report.  Also Read: Billion-Dollar Startups Flourishing in Switzerland’s ‘Crypto Valley’ Report Advocates ‘Vigilant Monitoring’ In a […]
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FSB: Crypto-Assets Not a Threat to Global Financial Order

Microsoft Clears the Air About Fighting CLOUD Act Abuses

Five of the largest U.S. technology companies pledged support this year for a dangerous law that makes our emails, chat logs, online videos and photos vulnerable to warrantless collection by foreign governments.
Now, one of those companies has voiced a meaningful pivot, instead pledging support for its users and their privacy. EFF appreciates this commitment, and urges other companies to do the same.
Microsoft’s long-titled “Six Principles for International Agreements Governing Law Enforcement Access to Data” serves as the clearest set of instructions by a company to oppose the many privacy invasions possible under the CLOUD Act. (Dropbox published similar opposition earlier this year,…

Microsoft Clears the Air About Fighting CLOUD Act Abuses

New Copyright Powers, New “Terrorist Content” Regulations: A Grim Day For Digital Rights in Europe

Despite waves of calls and emails from European Internet users, the European Parliament today voted to accept the principle of a universal pre-emptive copyright filter for content-sharing sites, as well as the idea that news publishers should have the right to sue others for quoting news items online – or even using their titles as links to articles. Out of all of the potential amendments offered that would fix or ameliorate the damage caused by these proposals, they voted for worst on offer.
There are still opportunities, at the EU level, at the national level, and ultimately in Europe’s courts, to limit…

New Copyright Powers, New “Terrorist Content” Regulations: A Grim Day For Digital Rights in Europe

Google’s Leadership Still Needs To Give Details About Project Dragonfly: Googlers Can Still Help

Earlier this week, we joined with Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Article 19, and 10 other international human rights groups in a letter to Google’s senior leadership, calling on the company to come clean on its intentions in China – both to the public, and within the company.
A little background: it’s been almost a month since The Intercept first broke the story that Google was planning to release a censored version of its search service inside China. Since that time, very little new information about the effort, known as Project Dragonfly, has come to light. Over 1,400 employees have asked Google…

Google’s Leadership Still Needs To Give Details About Project Dragonfly: Googlers Can Still Help

Google Needs To Come Clean About Its Chinese Plans

Eight years after Google initially took a stand against Internet censorship by exiting the Chinese search market, we are disappointed to learn the company has been secretly re-considering an extended collaboration with the massive censorship and surveillance-wielding state. According to an Intercept report released at the beginning of the month, Google is working on a censored version of its search service for release in China.
In 2010, EFF and many other organizations praised Google for refusing to sacrifice the company’s values for access to the Chinese market. At the time, this move followed public backlash and several attacks on Google’s infrastructure that targeted the personal data of several prominent Chinese…

Google Needs To Come Clean About Its Chinese Plans