Friday, 19 January 2018

SumLinks - democracy at stake

News, opinions, and tips


EFF and Lookout uncover new malware espionage campaign infecting thousands of Signal and Whatsapp users around the world

It's the (democracy-poisoning) golden age of free speech

Online voting won't save democracy 

Can technology rescue democracy?

United States fails to reform mass surveillance program

Apple blocked an app that detects net neutrality violations

Legislation to look out for in 2018 in Europe

Why a major cyberattack could be as costly as a hurricane

Vast cybercrime syndicate in China

How to read a privacy policy

Research and reports


Freedom of the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis - Freedom House

Malware, web-based attacks remain top cybersecurity threats - European Union Agency for Network and Information Security

Fact sheet - Access to internet and freedom to receive and impart information and ideas - European Court of Human Rights

The safety of journalists and the danger of impunity - UNESCO

Events


Computers, privacy, and data protection 2018 - Brussels, 24 - 26 January

Internet Governance Forum USA 2018 - IGF-USA

This week in history

1883 - First electric lighting system employing overhead wires
1903 - First regular transatlantic radio broadcast between USA and England
1920 - American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) founded
1941 - British Daily Worker banned
1951 - Supreme Court of the United States rules incitement to riot is not protected speech
1955 - SCRABBLE debuts
1986 - First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force
1988 - Future Czech President Vaclav Havel is arrested for protesting
1999 - China News Service announces new restrictions on internet use, especially at internet cafes
2012 - SOPA protests
2012 - US FBI shuts down megaupload.com

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