Ripoff Report Threatening Retaliation Against Its Critics

Today I received the letter below from David Warrington of LeClair Ryan on behalf of Xcentric Ventures LLC, which operates RipoffReport.com.  According to Warrington, RipoffReport is in the pre-complaint stage of a claim based on alleged anti-competitive busines practices and a conspiracy to damage the business of Xcenetric in its operations of the RipoffReport.com website…

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship

World Day Against Cyber-Censorship – 2017 This is a day of observance spearheaded by Reporters Without Borders and Amnesty International in 2008. For this year’s World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) issued a report entitled “Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business.” The report condemns the readiness with which leading Internet companies submit to…

Freedom House Report Finds Internet Freedom Continues to Decline

Freedom House Report Finds Internet Freedom Continues to Decline Freedom House released its Freedom of the Net 2015 report, finding that “internet freedom around the world in decline for a fifth consecutive year as more governments censored information of public interest while also expanding surveillance and cracking down on privacy tools.” Among its key findings were…

It’s been a bad year for internet freedom

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Internet freedom has declined around the globe, once again, in 2014. A new report out from Freedom House shows that 36 of the 65 countries evaluated showed a negative trajectory since May 2013, with Russia, Turkey and the Ukraine facing the biggest downturn in internet freedom. Iran, China and Syria (the…