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Tracking network interference around political content in Malaysia

On Sunday, May 5th, Malaysia will go to the polls for a highly contested general election, potentially ending 56 years of single-party rule. But ever since the elections were announced in April, the internet has become become a target: opposition websites and independent media have experienced significant network interference–and with the election days away, pressure is intensifying.


• 2 May 2013 • Gustaf Björksten

Leaseweb releases first transparency report

The Dutch hosting provider Leaseweb releases first transparency report, joining growing ranks of internet companies proactively disclosing their human rights impacts. The Leaseweb report provides insight into both the type of requests faced by hosting companies and provides a model for hosting companies seeking to undertake similar disclosure efforts.


• 12 April 2013 • Jeff Landale

Free Cookies: Strings attached to browsing raise costs for users

The recent introduction of Do-Not-Track legislation is again bringing the issue of online privacy back to the forefront in the United States. Given its mixed history, lack of widespread agreement on how to treat Do-Not-Track requests, and what sort of behavior constitutes tracking, the effectiveness of existing Do-Not-Track systems are far from adequate.


• 11 March 2013 • Access Now Policy Team

Obama cybersecurity executive order good in short term, but sets worrying precedent

The order sets out provisions for sharing critical threat information from government to the private sector, but potentially establishes a foundation for later bidirectional sharing of sensitive information. Its vague categorization of what constitutes critical infrastructure limits transparency on threat reduction, and may hinder confidence building measures intended to mitigate cyber conflict. It offers some civil liberties protections, but doesn’t go far enough.


• 13 February 2013 • Access Now Policy Team

Federal Trade Commission gets serious about Do Not Track

In the rapidly-changing mobile landscape in the U.S., users often lack information about the new technology running their apps, games, devices, and accompanying privacy policies. On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission stepped in with guidelines to the mobile marketplace to better protect the privacy of mobile users.


• 6 February 2013 • Access Now Team

Telco Hall of Shame: AT&T

Inductee: AT&T Inc. Headquarters: USA CEO and Board Chairman: Randall L. Stephenson AT&T Board of Directors CORPORATE INFO Network Size: More than 103 million wireless, 16.4 million broadband users, and 36.7 million access lines users in 2011. Countries of Operation: “AT&T provides


• 5 February 2013 • Access Now Team

Telco Hall of Shame: Vodafone

Inductee: Vodafone Group Plc Headquarters: UK CEO: Vittorio Colao Board Chairman:Gerard Kleisterlee Vodafone Board CORPORATE INFO Network Size: 1.5 billion people. Countries of Operation: Albania, Australia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Qatar,


• 29 January 2013 • Access Now Team

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