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TTIP is dead, but CETA is looking more likely


The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been left dead in the water, after most European ministers expressed doubt over it being enacted any time soon. While a major victory for privacy and personal freedom advocates, a similar trade deal known as the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) …

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Paypal kills MEGA’s account under US Senate pressure

The MEGA filelocker site was never designed to please US regulators. In-fact, if anything it was designed as a real middle finger to the establishment, after its predecessor, MegaUpload, was torn down in early 2012 and its founder, Kim Dotcom arrested in a raid on his New Zealand home. With …

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Google sues Mississippi attorney general over MPAA ties

Mississippi Attorney General, Jim Hood, has apparently been giving Google a hard time for the past year and a half, with repeated urges to try and have it block content online. Now though Google is turning the tables on him and suing him for having close ties with the MPAA, …

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US government still pushing for restrictive copyright bill

Remember SOPA, PIPA and ACTA? Those copyright enforcing, internet freedom restricting bills were set to be pushed through by governments around the world just a few short years ago, but the internet rose up like an angry swarm and swatted them aside. Unfortunately, the clear distaste the world has for these …

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Thousands of websites to protest mass surveillance

It only feels like yesterday that the world and his dog’s website voluntarily blacked themselves out to protest the SOPA and PIPA bills, but while those bits of restrictive legislation are thankfully long gone, new threats have emerged. Today the problem is mass surveillance, with citizens of every country the …

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Wikileaks outs TPP details, comparable to SOPA

Remember SOPA, PIPA and ACTA? Those three pieces of legislation which the internet and the world at large stood up against because they threatened to inhibit innovation in technology, freedom of speech and access to data? Well now those same concerns are back, but under a new guise: the TPP. …

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