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Bits of Freedom is the Dutch digital rights organization, focusing on privacy and communications freedom in the digital age.
Bits of Freedom strives to influence legislation and self-regulation, on a national and a European level.
Bits of Freedom is one of the founders and a member of European Digital Rights (EDRi).
Monthly Archives: July 2008
Mike Letnic of the University of Sydney and his team say a massive 77% of some populations of freshwater crocodiles – or “freshies” – have died since 2005…
Lets GET Killer aNTS!
We have written much about the loss of civil rights recently.
It is almost holiday for most Politicians..But these last few days the EU just seems to increase their attemps to terminate EU citizens rights. Like the right of communication, without a legal proces? Hidious privacy agreements (hello transparancy!) or renewed attempts by local politicians for compulsory DNA databases.
Wondered if civil privacy is getting better in the US? Guess not.
I’m afraid, that political integrity now has reached such levels that we do need an European civil rights movement too. Simply because the EU is not really that democratic, as they pretend. Anyone still surprised why Ireland voted NO against an European constitution?
Apparently some of the proposed laws turn out to be a hoax. However, one should wonder why so many considered these actions even possible realistic.
In June the Swedish parliament passed a controversial surveillance law that gives authorities a mandate to read all email and listen in on all phone calls without warrant or court order.
In response to the law, The Pirate Party organized rallies, bloggers and journalists turned into activists, and even Google decided to relocate their servers.
President George W Bush has told the Israeli government that he may be prepared to approve a future military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities if negotiations with Tehran break down, according to a senior Pentagon official.
Read more: www.timesonline.co.uk
It is nice when someone in politics stands up to demand transparency.
Finally there is a new search engine that can compete with Google while it protects your privacy! It’s Cuil, sounds like cool.