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Good News: “Hong Kong leader formally withdraws controversial extradition bill”

“Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its worst political crisis in decades. The bill, which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China where … Continue reading

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“Putin signs controversial internet law”

“President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed into law a “sovereign internet” bill which will allow Russian authorities to isolate the country’s internet, a move decried by rights groups. Russian lawmakers insist the new law is necessary to ensure the security … Continue reading

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“‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU lawmakers approve controversial copyright reform”

“The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections…. Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital … Continue reading

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MASS CENSORSHIP: “Microsoft has controversial fake news filter NewsGuard built into mobile browser”

“Corporate and neocon-backed startup NewsGuard is one step closer to its vision of bringing its “unreliable” news rater to every screen after Microsoft makes it an integral part of its Edge mobile browser. Rather than having to download an app … Continue reading

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Modern Day Book Burning: “Amazon Begins Banning Controversial Books”

“Amazon has officially entered dystopian territory by banning an entire range of dating advice books because they violate unspecified “content guidelines.” Controversial author Roosh Valizadeh revealed the ban last night, tweeting, “Amazon has removed 9 of my books from sale, … Continue reading

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Japan Passes Controversial Bill Boosting Surveillance [Spy] Powers

“Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government passed controversial legislation that gives prosecutors the power to monitor and arrest people in the planning stages of crimes… Under the bill, terrorist groups or criminal organizations could be punished for the planning of … Continue reading

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“France approves ‘Big Brother’ surveillance powers despite UN concern”

“France’s highest authority on constitutional matters has approved a controversial bill that gives the state sweeping new powers to spy on citizens.” http://www.prisonplanet.com/france-approves-big-brother-surveillance-powers-despite-un-concern.html

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