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It was just a few months ago that Aaron Swartz, a co-founder of Reddit and a distinguished Internet pioneer and activist, took his own life. Swartz had found himself in serious trouble under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), and was looking at a thirty-five year jail sentence, along with a $1 million fine, after engaging in civil disobedience for the open information movement.
Big Media lobbyists and unelected bureaucrats are holding closed-door meetings in Malaysia this week, as they continue secret talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a highly secretive and extreme trade deal being negotiated by Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Peru, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, the United States, Singapore, and Vietnam.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts has called on the current U.S. government to release documents being used to negotiate the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
As the Council of Europe urges Turkish media to provide full and accurate coverage of current protests in Turkey, Social Media becomes a key battleground for information.
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Mozilla is fighting back against a UK-based spyware company that is allegedly disguising its spyware software as Mozilla's well-known Firefox browser.