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Russia’s great firewall: is it meant to keep information in – or out?
Vladimir Putin will soon sign the ‘sovereign internet’ bill to allow greater monitoring of traffic

Andrew Roth in Moscow

28, Apr, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Net neutrality: why are Americans so worried about it being scrapped?
Most of the world won’t be affected by the changes, so are they a problem? No, if you are a tech monopoly – but yes if you don’t want a two-tier internet

Alex Hern

22, Nov, 2017 @2:09 PM

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US telecoms regulator unveils sweeping plans to dismantle net neutrality
FCC to reverse Obama-era rules designed to protect open internet – but new proposals are likely to face furious opposition from activists and consumers

Dominic Rushe in New York

21, Nov, 2017 @4:35 PM

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Why the net neutrality protest matters
Companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon will band together for a day of action against a threat to the open internet. So what’s the big deal?

Olivia Solon in San Francisco

11, Jul, 2017 @7:46 PM

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France plans internet ombudsman to safeguard free speech
Ombudsman role would serve to protect companies from spurious complaints and prevent excessive censorship

Owen Bowcott, legal affairs correspondent

19, Dec, 2016 @9:39 AM

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Angela Merkel: internet search engines are 'distorting perception'
A lack of transparency about algorithms is endangering debate, German chancellor tells media conference

Kate Connolly in Berlin

27, Oct, 2016 @2:35 PM

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TalkTalk hit with record £400k fine over cyber-attack
Internet service provider handed fine by Information Commissioner’s Office after security failings allowed customer data to be accessed ‘with ease’

Alex Hern

05, Oct, 2016 @1:00 PM

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ISPs that restrict porn or block ads could be breaking EU guidelines
Sky, BT, TalkTalk and O2, which block access to adult content, could be affected – even if customers opt in

Jasper Jackson

31, Aug, 2016 @7:33 AM

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Lord Puttnam: BBC board should be independent of government
Oscar-winning producer also calls for digital levy on ISPs, and said the licence fee should be abolished as soon as possible

John Plunkett

29, Jun, 2016 @10:02 AM

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'Snooper's charter': Theresa May faces calls to improve bill to protect privacy
State powers to demand web data and hack phones need lengthier debate, claim liberties groups, industry and lawyers

Rowena Mason, Anushka Asthana and Alan Travis

15, Mar, 2016 @7:55 PM

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Investigatory powers bill not fit for purpose, say 200 senior lawyers
Letter to Guardian signed by QCs and leading legal figures says ‘snooper’s charter’ compromises ‘fundamental right to privacy and may be illegal’

Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent

14, Mar, 2016 @8:25 PM

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Snooper's charter would set bad example to the world, says SNP
Joanna Cherry says her party will vote against investigatory powers bill as Lib Dems attack Labour’s decision to abstain

Rowena Mason and Alan Travis

14, Mar, 2016 @12:55 PM

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