Internet Freedom

The Push/Pull of Technology and Its Ability to Bring and Restrict Information Has Never Been So Clear

Rachael Jolley | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Rachael Jolley

If people are afraid to upload information, share knowledge and tell others what is really happening because they worry that as they do so their presence and their words are being tracked, then we will know less in future. We know less because fear will hold people back.

Louise Ridley

Revenge Porn Is An Industry. It Will Take More Than A New Law To Stop It | Louise Ridley | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK

When a new Facebook account with Folami Prehaye's name and picture sprung up and began 'adding' people, her actual friends thought it was a little str...

Social Media and Freedom of Speech: Why #JeSuisCharlie

Liam Beattie | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Tech
Liam Beattie

The debate around freedom of speech has now become a fundamental issue when it comes to our online communication.

Tolerate Thy Neighbour

Lloyd Mallison | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Lloyd Mallison

The first amendment in the United States is a wonderful thing. It means you can say whatever you like about anything... But with the increasing popularity of Facebook comment section fights, and chatroom brawls, I'm seeing more and more often that people seem to forget that freedom of speech goes both ways.

Internet Radio- It's a blast

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Cunningham

This year, for me, has been the year of the radio show. I can't get enough of it. What a fantastic medium radio is.

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Joseph Musgrave

By its very nature, the Internet crosses borders, languages and jurisdictions. It is also a technical beast, demanding a certain level of standardisation in order to function as a truly global commons rather than as a series of siloed networks.

Cameron Creates Web Filter 'Whitelist' After Much-Mocked Launch

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

The UK government is reportedly building a "whitelist" of legitimate websites to be exempted from its much-criticised web filter. Internet service ...

Blocked! Pornography, The Filter and Me

Pat Higgins | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech
Pat Higgins

It seems that Fortiguard aren't just in the business of keeping vulnerable eyes away from explicit sexual content and blogs about independent filmmaking. Their website describes the alternative beliefs category as blocking "Websites that provide information about or promote religions not specified in Traditional Religions or other unconventional, cultic, or folkloric beliefs and practices". Make of that what you will.

UK and China Not Such Strange Bedfellows in War on Porn

The Conversation UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The irony that the UK government is proposing to introduce the exact same internet censorship mechanisms that it has routinely condemned in China has so far received little attention. Part of the reason for this is that many people in the UK tend to have an exaggerated view of what goes on in China to begin with and therefore the comparison seems far-fetched. But is it, really?

Berners-Lee Calls For Web Freedom In Wake Of PRISM Scandal

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Tech

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has said his invention of the world wide web should be safeguarded from being controlled by governments or large corporations. ...

Why Vince Cable Is Wrong About Content Policing

Daniel Foster | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel Foster

It is both right and proper that stringent measures should be put in place to put an end to child pornography online. But Vince Cable's reactionary plan for Google and other search engines to police content in the wake of the convictions of Mark Bridger and Stuart Hazell is at best oversimplifying a very complex issue and at worst, a cynical ploy to absolve the coalition government of any immediate responsibility.

MIT Complicit In Web Activist's Suicide, Family Claims

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.03.2013 | UK Tech

The family of an internet activist who killed himself on Friday have accused prosecutors and officials at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of...

Time for Accountability for the Iranian Regime's Leaders

Hossein Abedini | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

The Iranian people will not stay silent and will continue their protests even in the face of growing executions. The question is whether the international community will find the political resolve to follow their lead.

A Dark Day For Online Freedom?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Tech

A law that allows authorities to take websites offline and force them to close has come into effect in Russia. The legislation was passed by the Ru...

Why I'm Trying to Start a National Conversation - About Politics

David S. Taylor | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
David S. Taylor

We don't believe Westminster politics is broken beyond repair. We are pro-politics and pro-people. We believe we can help mend the gap between parliament and the country. And we believe the National Conversation is the way to do it.

Internet Governance: Preserve Freedom, Ensure Development!

Paulo Casaca | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Paulo Casaca

The internet has been a tremendously effective tool for freedom and development, but that could now unravel should proposals tabled for WCIT come to fruition.

Internet Giant Google Faces Identity Crisis

Marc Pinter-Krainer | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Tech
Marc Pinter-Krainer

In September last year, Google acquired restaurants review company Zagat in a deal worth $114 million. It followed this with its $700 million acquisition of ITA Software, the leading travel software and database provider in July 2010.

Internet Defense League Launches 'Cat Signal' For The Web

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Tech

A coalition of websites aimed at defending the freedom of the internet has launched its own version of the Bat Signal. The Internet Defense League ...

Internet Defense League Launches 'Cat Signal' For The Web

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Tech

A coalition of websites aimed at defending the freedom of the internet has launched its own version of the Bat Signal. The Internet Defense League ...

For the Sake of Future Online Entrepreneurs

Marc Pinter-Krainer | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Tech
Marc Pinter-Krainer

The online marketplace is exciting and full of opportunity. Indeed some of the fastest-growing companies are online. I myself am a beneficiary of t...

China To Crackdown On Internet Rumours

The Guardian | Posted 30.10.2011 | UK

China's official news agency has called for a crackdown on the spread of "toxic rumours" on the internet, in the latest sign of the government's desir...

Paul Vale

Wikipedia Boss Targets Online Censorship | Paul Vale | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK

Jimmy Wales, the creator of Wikipedia, the world's largest encyclopaedia and perhaps the most potent symbol of an open and free Internet, has turned h...