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Amazon Hands Over Alexa Recordings To The Police After 'OK' From Murder Suspect

Amazon has decided to back down on its free speech argument, handing over Alexa recordings to U.S. police to aid a murder trial. It remains to be seen, however, if there’s any evidence be lifted from the data.

Business Tech March 8, 2017

Twitter vs Free Speech: Did Ex-CEO Dick Costolo Filter Hateful Tweets Against President Obama?

A BuzzFeed report has surfaced alleging former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo ordered employees to filter abusive and hateful tweets against President Barack Obama during a Q&A session. Costolo called the allegations 'total nonsense.'

Business Tech August 11, 2016

Apple Taps Services Of Free-Speech Lawyers In Preparation For Legal Battle Over Encryption

Apple appoints free-speech lawyers in preparation for its legal fight in a federal court. Several tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google and more have backed Apple.

Legal February 19, 2016

Free Facebook Ads Serve As Incentive For Counter Speech In Fight Against Extremism

Facebook has joined the tech industry’s efforts to curb the extremist speech on social media. To do that, Facebook promotes 'counter speech,' a program where its users could earn money for opposing hatred-filled discourses.

Internet February 15, 2016

Amarin Wins 'Off-Label' Drug Promotion Court Battle Against FDA

A federal court ruled that the FDA could not prohibit Amarin Corp. from marketing its Vascepa drug for off-label use. The court says that doing so would be a violation of free speech.

Life August 9, 2015

Anonymous Hacking Group Chronicler Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison

Barrett Brown, who served as a spokesman for the Anonymous underground group of hackers, received a sentence for five years and three months of imprisonment. Brown was also ordered to pay restitution of $890,250.

Society January 23, 2015

'Tropico 5' outlawed in Thailand for peace and order reasons (Video)

Thailand's military government shuts down aspiring dictators, even when they're in a video game, apparently. The country has banned 'Tropico 5,' a city-building simulator game in which players take on the role of an autocrat.

Video Games August 4, 2014

European Court sides with Internet users' right to be forgotten

The highest court in Europe issued a landmark ruling Tuesday mandating Google and other search engines to delete links in their search results that contain information about an individual that the individual wants removed.

Legal May 14, 2014

Al Franken promises net neutrality fight is far from over

Senator Al Franken is not giving up on the battle for net neutrality. In a video, he lashed out at the FCC proposal of "fast lanes."

Internet May 7, 2014

Facebook censorship: India leads the way

India tops the global community for the number of Facebook censorship requests. It beats out Turkey and others for the top position.

Internet April 12, 2014

Turkey Constitutional Court lifts Twitter ban, activists push onward

The Twitter ban has ended in Turkey. Activists have praised the Constitutional Court's decision to end the ban, citing infringement on the country's freedom of speech rights.

Internet April 4, 2014

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