Yearly Archives: 2007

Circumventing Censorship

As Internet censorship continues in countries such as China and Burma, efforts to circumvent it are growing more sophisticated. (See “Burma’s Internet Crackdown.”) Researchers at the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto are adding new capabilities to one such project, called Psiphon, in hopes of expanding its reach in censored countries. From TechnologyReview

Black marks appearing for commercial internet filters?

Commercial filtering of Internet content is a specialized fielded dominated by a few vendors that have the expertise to develop databases of Web sites that are deemed inappropriate by a customer. From eChannelLine

Forrester: Open source apps lag behind Linux in the enterprise

Interest in the deployment of open source enterprise applications is lagging far behind knowledge of and deployment of the Linux operating system, according to a survey from analyst group Forrester Research. From ComputerWorldUK

Open Source Developers Settle GPL Lawsuit

A pair of software developers have reached a court settlement with a tech vendor they claim violated the terms of the open source licensing agreement. From InformationWeek

Egypt's YouTube Democrats

Despite adversity, oppression, and with lessened support from the US government, Arab Middle East democracy supporters have gone online to voice concern. WashingtonPost

Yahoo Settles With Dissident Families, but Has It Changed?

In mid-November, Internet giant Yahoo settled with the families of Chinese dissidents it had earlier helped put behind bars. Some attribute it to a change of heart, while others accredit it simply to bad press. From EpochTimes

EU lawmakers press antitrust officials to look at privacy in Google takeover

In an unusual move, European lawmakers will press fiercely independent antitrust regulators next month to look at data privacy issues surrounding Google Inc.’s takeover of online ad tracker DoubleClick. From InternationalHeraldTribune

Groups ask FTC chief to recuse self in Google deal

The FTC is considering the merger of Google and DoubleClick to determine if it violates antitrust standards. Privacy groups have also expressed concern about the deal because of the data the companies store on computer users’ Internet searches. From Reuters

The Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor Guide

The Anonymous Blogging with WordPress and Tor guide is now available in French thanks to this translation by the Tunisian blogger Malek Khadhraoui. From GlobalVoicesOnline

Russian delegation takes part in UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum

The city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) hosted the second session of the UN-sponsored Internet Governance Forum on November 12-15, 2007. The Forum was attended by an interdepartmental delegation of the Russian Federation under the supervision of acting Director of Department for Information-Society Building Strategy of Russia’s IT and Communications Ministry V.M. Vasilyev. From SKRIN