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NewsForage – Internet Freedom On Decline Worldwide As Governments Tighten Grip – Report – 5 October 2013

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Improved surveillance, takedown of opposition websites for “illegal content” and paid pro-government commentators are among the increasingly sophisticated tools used by authorities to restrict internet freedom, a new report claims.

The 2013 Freedom on the Net report, compiled by non-profit Freedom House, says that 34 out of the 60 countries it surveyed suffered a falloff in internet freedom over the past year.

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NewsForage – Public Concerned Over Growing Use Of Tasers By Police In UK – 9 September 2013

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( Lucas: My question is clear:  Is the taser, that is proven to be lethal as the dead figures in many countries proof,  lawful to use  not legal. If the usage is only that of torture or silencing someone alleged accused of a crime or even sometimes not even charged with any crime.  If harm is done due to not complying to harassment of police officers or not complying to illegal questioning by officers or if  people’s lawful rights and freedoms are just tasered away under false pretences  arrests  and or resistent to false arrest charges, you should think twice about not becoming liable  as police officer or as government or individual to your actions and even getting criminal charges for these reasons filed and prosecuted.)

The use of Tasers by police in England and Wales has more than doubled to 7,250 deployments a year, new figures will reveal this week, raising fresh concern about the risks to the public of more widespread use of the devices.
Senior police officers are bracing themselves for criticism when figures on the rise in Taser use across the country are released by the Office for National Statistics on Tuesday. They will show deployment of the weapons has risen from around 3,500 in 2009 to 14,500 in the two years 2010 and 2011 – 7,250 a year.

NewsForage – The Government Of India Will Soon Ask All Its Employees To Stop Using GOOGLE’s GMAIL For Official Communication – 1 September 2013

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 The government will soon ask all its employees to stop using Google’s Gmail for official communication, a move intended to increase security of confidential government information after revelations of widespread cyberspying by the US.A senior official in the ministry of communications and information technology said the government plans to send a formal notification to nearly 5 lakh employees barring them from email service providers such as Gmail that have their servers in the US, and instead asking them to stick to the official email service provided by India’s National Informatics Centre.

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NewsForage – US Spy Device ‘Tested On NZ public – 27 May 2013

spyA high-tech United States surveillance tool which sweeps up all communications without a warrant was sent to New Zealand for testing on the public, according to an espionage expert.

The tool was called ThinThread and it worked by automatically intercepting phone, email and internet information. Continue reading

NewsForage – The European Union And The US Will Begin Formal Talks On A Free-Trade Agreement, Paving The Way For The Biggest Trade Deal In History – 14 February 2013

US EU FlagEuropean Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso made the announcement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

A deal would bring down trading barriers between the two biggest economies in the world.

EU-US trade is worth around 455bn euros (£393bn; $613bn) a year. Continue reading