America’s Offensive Cyber Strategy Written by Leonid SAVIN

2 October 2018 — Oriental Review

On September 20, 2018 the White House released the US National Cyber Strategy, which was signed by President Donald Trump.

It probably delighted both hawks and Democrats. The former were pleased that the strategy includes new components that clearly indicate an expansionist momentum.  And the latter were gratified by the Trump administration’s renewed interest in the subject of cyberspace, since Donald Trump eliminated the position of White House cybersecurity coordinator after his election and significantly reduced spending in this area. But the president now seems to have reconsidered, as indicated by the fact that the 40-page document is in many respects a rehash of efforts from the Obama era.

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EU Commission: Yes, we will create new ancillary copyright for news publishers, but please stop calling it a “link tax”

25 August 2016 — Communia

No to a failed german-style ancillary copyright for the EU!

By Paul Keller

Well that was quick: just two days after Commissioner Ansip delivered a non-denial denial that “this Commission does not have any plans to tax hyperlinks” Statewatch published a draft of the Commission’s own Impact assessment on the modernisation of EU copyright rules which clearly states that the Commission will indeed propose the introduction of an EU wide ancillary copyright for news publishers.

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Statewatch News Online, 17 November 2014 (15/14)

17 November 2014 — Statewatch.org 

NEWS: http://www.statewatch.org/news/

1.    EU: Red Cross EU: Press release: Recommendations on international protection: Press release and report
2.    SPAIN: Statewatch Viewpoint: LIke imprisonment in Spain: An inhuman and unlawful punishment
3.    EU: Council of the European Union: DATA PROTECTION REGULATION: Council developing its negotiating positions:

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Statewatch News Online, 11 August 2014: Mass surveillance of communications in the EU: CJEU judgment and DRIPA 2014/RIPA 2000 in the UK

11 August 2014 — Statewatch News Online

NEWS
http://www.statewatch.org/news/

1.    Statewatch Analysis: Mass surveillance of communications in the EU: CJEU judgment and DRIPA 2014/RIPA 2000 in the UK
2.    EU: Data adrift on the high seas: work continues on connecting maritime surveillance systems
3.    UK: National Extremism Coordination Unit: Re-visiting NETCU – Police Collaboration with industry
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Julian Assange: The Six and a Half Million Pound Man

19 June 2014 — Hazel Press

On 19 June 2014 Julian Assange will have spent two years living within Ecuador’s London embassy. The summer of 2012 witnessed extraordinary scenes with the Metropolitan Police (Met) surrounding the embassy, issuing a “surrender notice” and carrying orders to arrest Assange “under all circumstances”. The UK government considered violating the Vienna Convention in order to “forcefully enter the Ecuadorian embassy” and Ecuador granted Assange diplomatic asylum.

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European governments prepare for military suppression of popular opposition By Denis Krassnin

10 July 2014 — WSWS

European governments are working together to prepare to militarily suppress social unrest. This effort—involving legal, technical, as well as military plans—is in an advanced stage of development, according to a report by Aureliana Sorrento that aired on June 20 on Germany’s Deutschlandfun k radio station . “In the framework of collaborative foreign and security policy,” the introduction on Deutschlandfunk’s web site reads, “military and police responsibility are increasingly blurred and the capacity to combat social uprisings is being built up.” Officially, this concerns campaigns in countries outside the European Union, the web site notes, “but with Article 222 of the Lisbon Treaty, the legal conditions for the deployment of military and paramilitary units in the EU [European Union] crisis states were satisfied.”

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