New Study Identifies Emerging Threats to Internet Freedom.

15 12 2009

URL: http://www.freedomhouse.org/template.cfm?page=70&release=798. Source: Freedom House.

A new study from Freedom House warns that the rights of internet and mobile phone users are increasingly at risk as governments, both repressive and democratic, expand their ability to monitor and control online activity. Freedom on the Net identifies wide disparities in internet freedom among the 15 countries studied and raises concern over trends such as the “outsourcing of censorship” to private companies and authoritarian governments’ use of undercover agents to manipulate online conversations. The report cites both repressive and democratic governments for internet surveillance and for failing to adequately inform users about censorship standards.

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