Analysis If you download ‘the al Qaeda manual,’ never share it, even if you’re a scholar-in-training studying terrorism. Especially if you and the recipient go by the wrong kind of names.…
(Via The Register – Public Sector.)
Bits: Is Google Violating a California Privacy Law?: “A 2003 California law says Web sites must put links to their privacy policies on their home pages. Google doesn’t do this, saying users can simply search to find out what information it collects about them.
(Via NYT > Technology.)
Prosecutors investigate Deutsche Telekom over data misuse: “German prosecutors have begun an investigation into allegations of data misuse by telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom. Today’s announcement follows the company’s admission earlier in the week that phone call records had been misused.”
(Via OUT-LAW News.)
British newspaper websites liable in France for privacy invasion: “Two British newspaper publishers have been fined in French courts because they violated French privacy laws. The publishers were liable because the articles were viewed in France on the internet.”
(Via OUT-LAW News.)
Turkish Press Scanner – Turkish Daily News May 27, 2008: ” Turkey one of 13 to ban YouTube – Vatan
Google and Reporters Without Borders, or RWB, have responded to court decisions that ban access to YouTube in Turkey, daily Vatan reported yesterday.
YouTube has only been banned in 13 countries around the globe and they are Brazil, Indonesia, Armenia, Morocco, Thailand, Pakistan, Iran, United Arab Emirates, China, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Turkish Internet users have been unable to access the world’s largest video sharing Web site YouTube in the past month, due to consecutive court orders. Access to YouTube was barred first on April 24, then on April 30, and lastly on May 5. In a statement last week, RWB declared this situation ‘unacceptable.’ The organization’s statement read that authorities would close down the whole site because of a few videos they find ‘shocking.’ It added, ‘Article 5651 that grants prosecutors the right to close any Web site that insults Atatürk or incites drug use, pedophilia, suicide, or prostitution in 24 hours, is being abused. We ask authorities to explain their reasons for the ban.’ During a speech on freedom of expression on the Internet, YouTube’s parent company Google’s Deputy Legal Counselor Nicole Wang said even though they have been in contact with Turkish authorities in the past couple of months, they have had a difficult time finding out even which videos were the cause of complaints. “