Reporters Without Borders’ Press Freedom Index 2013

Reporters Without Borders released its 2013 Press Freedom Index. The Nordic countries have again demonstrated their ability to maintain an optimal environment for news providers. Finland (1st, 0), Netherlands (2nd, +1) and Norway (3rd, -2) have held on to the first three places. Canada (20th, -10) only just avoided dropping out of the top 20.…

CLBR Segment 2: News Update and Debates

NEWS UPDATE & FOLLOW UP Google to Block YouTube Video in Brazil Google Brazil to Take Down Controversial Video Chief Arrested Over Video Google Brazil Chief Arrested Over YouTube Video Cal Enacts Anti-Social Media Snooping Law Praised by ACLU Prof Goldman is a critic See Backgrounder for May 16th CLBR on this topic FTC Watch…

Wed 9/19 on CLBR #72: Cal Spam Law, Google, Islam and Censorship

NEXT CYBER LAW AND BUSINESS REPORT WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2012 10AM – 11AM PACIFIC ON WEBMASTERRADIO.FM SEGMENT 1:  JOHN DU WORS and LEEOR NETA talk about their successful effort to have the California Spam Law declared unconstitutional as preempted by Federal law. Backgrounder SEGMENT 2: JILLIAN YORK, the Director of International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier…

CLBR Segment 2: Jillian York on Google’s Censorship Decision

NOTEBOOK JILLIAN YORK Director of International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation Segment Two: 10:30-11:00 AM PT Background The Innocence of Muslims Trailer Salman Rushdie on controversy (Today Show) What to Make of Google’s Decision to Block the Innocence of Muslims Movie, The Atlantic Why YouTube Is Wrong to Censor the Anti-Islam Video, The Nation Muhammed…

Ted’s Tubes: Hackers and Donkeys

Hackers Took $120M in Q3-09 The FDIC reports that in the third quarter of 2009 hackers stole more than $120 million from U.S. small businesses through electronic and wire transfer fraud.  The FDIC explained that “”hackers are definitely targeting higher-balance accounts and they’re looking for small businesses where controls might not be very good.” More…