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SOPA Shelved, PIPA on Its Last Leg, and the Internet Saved?

by Matthew L. Schafer Opponents of the industry supported piracy bills SOPA and PIPA celebrated as word came from Washington that legislators have shelved SOPA.  Over the weekend the Obama administration, responding to a petition, suggested that it would not … Continue reading

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United States Asks Google for User information on 4,601 Occasions in Six Months

by Matthew L. Schafer In an effort towards increased transparency, Google has released a month-by-month list of governments who most often request information on users and make takedown requests.  From July of 2009 to December of 2010, the United States … Continue reading

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Egypt, China Attempt to Plug Information About Egyptian Protests

by Matthew L. Schafer It has been five days since massive protests broke out in the streets of Egypt, and despite the Internet crackdown imposed by the government, the voice of the people still flows.  The protests are a response … Continue reading

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