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One click and your jailed...The government's Counter-Terrorism Act has received royal consent and makes it an offence to accidentally click on a link before you even know what it contains

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See Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Act 2019 from legislation.gov.uk

It will be an offence to view terrorist material online just once — and could incur a prison sentence of up to 15 years — under a new UK law.The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill has just been granted Royal Assent, updating a previous Act and bringing new powers to law enforcement to tackle terrorism.

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Russiagate Is Finished

Cross-posted from Moon of Alabama

For more than two years U.S. politicians, the media and some bloggers hyped a conspiracy theory. They claimed that Russia had somehow colluded with the Trump campaign to get him elected. 459 more words

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Duty of care: an empty concept...The Open Rights Group comments on government moves to create a social media censor

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There is every reason to believe that the government and opposition are moving to a consensus on introducing a duty of care for social media companies to reduce harm and risk to their users.

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The EU's Curb on the Dissemination of Terrorist Content Will Have a Chilling Effect on Speech...Is there a special place in hell for EU legislators who promote censorship without even a sketch of a plan of the likely consequences

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Governments around the world are grappling with the threat of terrorism, but their efforts aimed at curbing the dissemination of terrorist content online all too often result in censorship.

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As always increased red tape benefits the largest (ie US) companies...Daily Mail reports on government discussion about a new internet censor, codenamed Ofweb

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Wrangling in Whitehall has held up plans to set up a social media censor dubbed Ofweb, The Mail on Sunday reveals.The Government was due to publish a White Paper this winter on censorship of tech giants but this Mail has learnt it is still far from ready.

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Your Data and who is collecting it

Remember, it was not the government or any law that enforced the Black List under McCarthy – it was private companies

Everyday, Companies Are Gathering And Sharing Your Data… 111 more words