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China's Eye on the Internet

A press release has been issued by researchers at UC Davis about an upcoming paper on an automated tool that they have been developing, called ConceptDoppler. ConceptDoppler acts as a sort of weather report on changes in Internet censorship in China, using mathematical techniques to cluster words by meaning and identify keywords that are likely… Read more »

Arabic speakers monitor Net chats

The State Department has hired two native Arabic speakers to monitor Arabic political discussion forums on the Internet and to overtly participate in them in an effort to correct misperceptions about U.S. policy in the Middle East. From TheWashingtonTimes

China Passes Internet Piracy Law

The Chinese government passed new laws this week to ban the ability to upload and download Internet material without the copyright holder’s permission. Officials in China say the decision aims to balance copyright owners’ rights with those of Internet service providers (ISPs) and users who download content from the Web. The provisions pertain to text,… Read more »

US lauds RP on intellectual property rights

The US Embassy yesterday cited the Philippine government for its progress in the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), which enabled the United States Trade Representative (USTR) last Feb. 15 to move the Philippines from the “Special 301 IPR Priority Watch List” to the “Watch List.” From Manila Bulletin Online

Pics Worth a Thousand Protests

A modern generation of activists around the world are relying on new technologies — from hidden cameras to satellite communication — to collect evidence of wrongdoing, promote their causes or simply provide an alternative voice to the mainstream press. From Wired

Curtailing online education in the name of homeland security: The USA PATRIOT Act, SEVIS, and international students in the United States

Homeland security laws and regulations enacted since September 2001, including the USA PATRIOT Act, have created serious limitations on the ability of international students studying in the United States to participate in online educational opportunities. This article explores the enrollment limitations in online courses for international students in terms of information policy and concepts of… Read more »

Today's Tech-Dependent Activists

In addition to picket signs and megaphones, activists protesting globalization policies at next month’s meeting of the World Trade Organization in Cancún will be armed with a number of new, high-tech weapons for getting their message across. From Wired