Tag Archives: Google

New Microsoft report: a step towards transparency

Brian Pellot: New Microsoft report is a step towards transparency

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

Index Index – international free speech round up 15/02/13

London court ruling could have grave consequences for free speech online.

A ruling at the Appeal Court in London yesterday could set a dangerous precedent on one of the most important issues in online free speech. The ruling could mean that Internet Service Providers such as Google and Facebook become recognised as “publishers” of material, rather than “mere conduits” and thus legally responsible for material posted [...]

Index Index – International free speech round up 13/02/13

Index Index – International free speech round up 13/02/13

Google Transparency Report reveals record high government requests

Governments and courts in 31 countries requested data from 33,634 Google users or accounts in the second half of 2012 according to the company’s latest Transparency Report. While the number of data requests rose by two per cent — from 20,938 to 21,389 — the proportion of requests Google fully or partially complied with dropped by [...]

Index Index – International free speech roundup 21/01/13

Two journalists have been killed in Syria while reporting on the front line. French journalist Yves Debay was shot twice while covering the conflict between the Syrian regime’s army and rebel forces on 17 January, reportedly killed by a regime sniper. Al Jazeera correspondent Mohamed Al-Massalma was shot with three bullets the following day during fights in [...]

Mere conduit no more: Italian court threatens international web freedom

UPDATE: An appeals court in Milan acquitted today three Google executives of violating the privacy of an Italian boy with autism, in the so-called “Vividown” case. “We’re very happy that the verdict has been reversed and our colleagues’ names have been cleared. Of course, while we are delighted with the appeal, our thoughts continue to be [...]

Eady gets it right on Google

Padraig Reidy: Eady gets it right on Google

Google is locked in a battle it can only lose by fighting

Jim Killock: Google is locked in a battle it can only lose by fighting

Facebook more pub than publishing, Leveson told

Marta Cooper: Facebook more pub than publishing, Leveson told