9 June, 2013 - 12:27
Over 40 companies including Monsanto, Unilever and Diageo have joined an aid initiative launched by the G8, condemned by African civil society groups as a handover of farmland to foreign investors that will destroy their livelihoods. Join the campaign to divert the £395m to ecological smallholder farming in Africa.
22 May, 2013 - 19:01
Oxfam’s latest report, revealing a stash of £4.7tn in British Overseas tax havens, calls Cameron’s G8 Summit leadership in June “a mockery” when there is no deal on the table to help poor countries reclaim over £100bn they are owed. The UK has “consistently opposed” reforming the tax system for Transnational Corporations (TNCs), claims the Tax Justice Network.
3 May, 2013 - 18:50
Tickle the WireMozilla takes legal action against spyware from UK company Gamma imitating its Firefox browser.
23 April, 2013 - 15:03
Activists called for another web blackout in protest against the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) passed by the US House of Representatives, similar to last January’s action by Wikipedia, Reddit, Google, Mozilla and others, while UK internet security experts have written to the PM to object to the “Snooper’s Charter” Communications Data Bill.
13 April, 2013 - 18:16
leftfootforward.org The House of Lords voted overwhelmingly to protect freedom of expression – defamation will only have occurred if “serious harm” has been caused.
3 April, 2013 - 14:14
After a £14m fine for breaching Safari users’ “do not track” settings, Google has now ignored EU privacy directive 95/46 and faces enforcement actions from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK which could result in criminal prosecution and cancellation of contracts.
15 March, 2013 - 18:49
The Word Development Movement’s Web of Power report has revealed that a third of the UK government has links to the finance and energy companies driving climate change. Ministers embroiled in the energy industry’s nexus of money and power include David Cameron, William Hague, George Osborne, Michael Gove, Oliver Letwin and Vince Cable.
3 March, 2013 - 18:45
Beppe GrilloWeb guru Pierandrea Casaleggio and comedian Beppe Grillo’s M5S, winning almost a quarter of votes in Italy’s general election, is no traditional political party. It’s a horizontal web-based network whose spending on offline media advertising was zero.
11 February, 2013 - 14:05
Families in Sydney’s Villawood Detention Centre with ‘negative security assessments’ from Australian Intelligence (ASIO) are not told why they are a security threat and cannot apply for a permanent visa. Their indefinite detention may also be based on `suspicions’ about their electronic communications.
13 January, 2013 - 12:19
demandprogressInternet pioneer, activist and Demand Progress founder Aaron Swartz has committed suicide in New York. He was 26. His family and friends blame his death on an impending criminal prosecution for downloading academic data for release into the public domain.

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