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February 27 2013

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Jon Penney on Internet Censorship and the Remembrance of Infowars Past
With Internet censorship on the rise around the world, organizations and researchers have developed and distributed a variety of tools to assist Internet users to both monitor and circumvent such censorship. In this talk, Jon Penney—Research Fellow at the Citizen Lab and Berkman Fellow—examines some of the international law and politics of such censorship resistance activities through three case studies involving past global communications censorship and information conflicts—telegraph cable cutting and suppression, high frequency radio jamming, and direct broadcast satellite blocking—and the world community's response to these conflicts. More on this event here: cyber.law.harvard.edu
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[Webcast] Internet Censorship and the Remembrance of Infowars Past

Every Tuesday, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society hosts a public lunch gathering in our conference room in Boston. Each session involves a short presentation by a guest speaker or one of our community members, talking about a challenge that emerges from his or her current work. We are excited to partner with Global Voices to bring these presentations to a wider audience.

Title: Internet Censorship and the Remembrance of Infowars Past
Date: February 26, 12:30pm ET
Presenter: Jon Penney

With Internet censorship on the rise around the world, organizations and researchers have developed and distributed a variety of tools to assist Internet users to both monitor and circumvent such censorship. This talk will examine more closely some of the international law and politics of such censorship resistance activities through three case studies involving past global communications censorship and information conflicts— telegraph cable cutting and suppression, high frequency radio jamming, and direct broadcast satellite blocking— and the world community’s response to these conflicts. In addition to illustrating some of the legal, political, and security concerns that have animated historical instances of global communications censorship, the talk will aim to extrapolate lessons and insights for Internet censorship (and its resistance) today, such as the legality of censorship and its circumvention, the effectiveness of monitoring efforts, and the role of international institutions in disrupting (or facilitating) communications.

About Jon

Jon is a lawyer, Research Fellow at the Citizen Lab / Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and a doctoral student in information communication sciences at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where his interdisciplinary research explores regulatory chilling effects online.

In 2011, he was a Google Policy Fellow at the Citizen Lab–where he helped lead the ONI Transparency Project while contributing to projects like the Information Warfare Monitor–and, at Oxford, was Project Coordinator for the Privacy Value Networks Project, a large scale EPSRC funded research project on data privacy. A native Nova Scotian and graduate of Dalhousie University, he studied at Columbia Law School as a Fulbright Scholar and Oxford as a Mackenzie King Scholar, where he was Associate Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. He has also worked as a federal attorney, policy advisor, and taught law at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand.

His research interests include constitutional/human rights law, intellectual property, and digital media policy & culture, particularly where these areas intersect with censorship, privacy, and security.

Follow Jon on Twitter: @jon_penney

February 19 2013

May 28 2010

Korea Family Feud


(Global Pulse: May 28, 2010) After the South Korean warship Cheonan sunk -- allegedly due to a North Korean torpedo -- the West was unanimous in its judgment of North Korea's guilt, and quick to spin different theories on the motive for the attack. But, some South Koreans aren't so sure, thinking the attack too neat a coincidence with the looming elections, and finding the evidence murky. The plot thickens.SOURCES: KBS, South Korea; KCTV, North Korea; Fox News, U.S; MBC, South Korea; Al Jazeera English, Qatar; BBC, U.K.; CCTV, China.

March 30 2010

March 21 2010

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Der Regensburger Bischof Gerhard Ludwig Müller hat den Medien in Zusammenhang mit den Missbrauchsfällen eine Kampagne gegen die Kirche vorgeworfen. Der Bischof rückte die laufende Berichterstattung in die Nähe der kirchenfeindlichen Haltung der Nationalsozialisten. "Jetzt erleben wir wieder eine Kampagne gegen die Kirche", sagte Müller am Samstagabend nach Informationen des Bayerischen Rundfunks in einer Predigt im Regensburger Dom.
Missbrauchsfälle in der katholischen Kirche - Regensburger Bischof hetzt gegen Medien - Politik - sueddeutsche.de
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January 17 2010

Haiti Aid myths

littleorphanammo:

I’ve seen alot of twittering and facebooking and status updating about what companies are doing for Haiti. But learn you this mang, they aren’t all true (duh)

FALSE:

UPS will ship any package under 50lbs to Haiti for free

Jetblue and American Airlines are flying doctors and nurses to Haiti for free

Phone companies (and facebook) have agreed to donate $.25 every time a text message is forwarded.

TRUE:

You can donate $10 to redcross relief by texting ‘Haiti’ to 90999

T-Mobile is allowing people to phone Haiti without being charged for international calls.

In conclusion, I know we all mean well but check yoself (and snopes) and try not to keep that misinformation fire burnin yo!

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