Unser Magazin “Globalisierung im Schatten der Überwachung” Online und im Handel erhältlich!
Heute ist das Magazin “Globalisierung im Schatten der Überwachung – Internet. Demokratie. Handel.” veröffentlicht worden. Es bildet den Abschluss einer gemeinsamen Initiative des Internet und Gesellschaft Collaboratory und Future Challenges zum Thema “Globalisierung und Internet”. Unter diesem Link kann das Magazin kostenlos heruntergeladen werden. Die 9. Initiative des „Internet & […]
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TTIP concerns us all!
The TAFTA/TTIP Timeline The idea of a transatlantic free-trade zone is nothing new; at least it’s not as new as many people might think since it can be traced back to the founding of NATO. And while NATO is a purely military alliance, the notion of an Economic NATO is […]
With ACTA Lessons Unlearned, An Uncertain Future for “21st Century” Free Trade Agreements
Our blogger Michael Carbone reports about the Bertelsmann Foundation’s fifth annual conference which focuses on economic growth through innovation, global financial governance and the eurozone crisis: “System Upgrade: Time for an Economic Reboot“. As representatives from around the world arrived in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the World […]
Death to Online Freedom
In January 2012, Google, Wikipedia and Flickr temporarily closed their websites in protest of two proposed U.S. Congressional bills: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). The legislation, if enacted, would have undermined online freedom of speech, and would have allowed governments and corporations to […]
Building the Great Firewall? Just Follow the Masters!
Governments worldwide are trying to introduce legislation for cyber censorship, curbing the privacy of internet users. And it’s no different here in Pakistan. In fact the government of Pakistan is way ahead of many others when it comes to escalating internet censorship in the name of “national security”. A division […]