US government surveillance of the books and newspapers its citizens are reading, a practice launched after the September 11 attacks in the United States, is a threat to freedom, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE said. From AFP
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Dang Wangi district police, reacting to a report lodged by Umno Youth last Friday, seized 15 CPUs (central processing units) and four servers worth RM150,000 for forensic examination from the malaysiakini office in Bangsar Utama this afternoon. Via Declan’s PoliTechBot List
The US has already introduced a barrage of legislation, such as the USA Patriot Act, to restrict access to dangerous pathogens and determine who is allowed to work with them. There are also moves to limit access to unclassified but sensitive information. But what constitutes “sensitive” is the greyest of areas. From the New Scientist
U.S. defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld this week directed the armed service to strip military Web sites of information that could benefit adversaries, citing a terrorist training manual and a year-long review of the Department of Defense’s 700-gigabyte Web presence. More “secrecy” than “censorship,” but you get the idea. From SecurityFocus
If you put the First Amendment up for a nationwide vote, we’re not so sure it would pass. Egads! but I suppose not that surprising. From the Washington Post
Beijing blocks bloggers, CNET, 1/15/2003, Reuters, CNET, January 15, 2003, 6:25 AM PT Source: CNet China has blocked a site used by hundreds of thousands people worldwide to post Web logs, according to bloggers and the site’s developer.
MPs Protest Judiciary’s Move to Ban Internet Sites * Reformist MPs signed a petition today protesting judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmud Shahroudi’s new campaign against the Internet sites he termed “unauthorized.” The MPs said there are no laws in Iran against publishing news and information on the Internet. The MPs said Shahuroudi’s move last week to… Read more »
WASHINGTON – The government may be worried that enemies are plotting a biological attack, but it should not react by muzzling researchers and classifying their findings as secret, some scientists agreed Thursday. From the Boston Globe
Blogistan, 2000[GMT] 10 January, 2003. “Bloggers” from all over China are reporting that they are unable to access their on-line journals or “blogs”.
Reporters without Borders today strongly condemned the sentencing of cyber-dissident Nguyen Khac Toan to 12 years in prison after a sham trial and called on justice minister Uong Chu Luu to free him at once.