Preparing for Computer Network Operations: USCYBERCOM Documents Trace Path to Operational Cyber Force

3 May 2019 — National Security Archive

Evolution of Cyber Mission Force and Joint Force Headquarters – Cyber portrayed in annual orders to build the force

  • Declassified documents give insight into USCYBERCOM Mission Essential Tasks and Operational Processes
  • Briefing slide reveals impact of 2013 government shutdown on USCYBERCOM training and development
  • US Military Cyberspace Tasking Cycle adapted from air operations; cyber operations adhere to joint targeting doctrine
  • OIG Report suggests development process outpaced strategic planning

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Open Rights Group: Your internet is changing

2 May 2019 — Open Rights Group

As technology’s effect on daily life grows, Open Rights Group (ORG) is stepping up the fight to protect your rights online.

Online harms white paper published The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Home Office unveiled long anticipated plans to address pressing “online harms” from cyber bullying to terrorist content. ORG is working with a diverse coalition of organisations to ensure a sensible pursuit of a safer Internet that does not damage free expression. We’ll be in touch soon about how you can help.

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It’s worse than we thought

16 April 2019 — Open Rights Group

Last week the Government unveiled ambitious new plans to protect UK Internet users from digital threats including “behaviours which are harmful but not necessarily illegal.”

Open Rights Group agrees that companies deal with material that is illegal or breaks their own community guidelines, but the way the White Paper on Online Harms is pushing is a huge step beyond that.

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Facebook’s ‘war on India’: Analyst sues tech giant for ‘subverting’ polls with selective censorship

11 April 2019 — RT

Facebook’s ‘war on India’: Analyst sues tech giant for ‘subverting’ polls with selective censorship

Small figures stand in front of Facebook logos and an election sign © Reuters / Dado Ruvic / Illustration

While Facebook claims to have deleted thousands of pages to prevent meddling in the Indian elections, the American company’s selective deletions have led at least one man to ask: Who is watching the election watchers?

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Australian government sets global precedent with online censorship bill By Mike Head

4 April 2019 — WSWS

In the wake of the fascist attack in New Zealand, the Australian government is bulldozing unprecedented laws through parliament this week that will threaten all social media platforms with severe criminal penalties if they host what government authorities consider “abhorrent violent” material.

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EU’s Parliament Signs Off on Disastrous Internet Law: What Happens Next? By Danny O’Brien

26 March 2019 — Electronic Frontier Foundation

In a stunning rejection of the will of five million online petitioners, and over 100,000 protestors this weekend, the European Parliament has abandoned common-sense and the advice of academics, technologists, and UN human rights experts, and approved the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive in its entirety.

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A dark day for the Internet

27 March 2019 — OpenMedia

Yesterday, the European Parliament held the final vote on the controversial EU Copyright Directive, which is one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation in European history.1 The final vote approved Articles 11 (Link Tax) and 13 (mandatory content filtering) of the Copyright Directive, in a vote of 348 to 274.2

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European Union intensifies internet censorship By Justus Leicht and Johannes Stern

27 March 2019 — WSWS

Two months before the European elections, the European Parliament has voted to massively escalate internet censorship. Yesterday, the majority of MEPs voted in favour of a directive which, under the guise of copyright reforms, would enforce the use of so-called upload filters in social media, thus further restricting the internet.

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