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Iranian Ministers start being on Facebook

This is a big paradox: the Iranian government recommends the ministers to be on Facebook, while the site remains blocked for the rest of the Iranian people. The initiative comes from the new president Hassan Rouhani who has decided to enable and even encourage his ministers to create their own Facebook page through the Facebook

E.U. adopted new legislation to fight cybercrime

Minimum prison sentences shall be required against cybercriminals perpetrating attacks on information systems within the European Union. The European countries have until September 4th, 2015 to transpose into their national law the provisions of the European Directive No. 2013/40/UE of August 12th 2013, which strengthens the preventive measures related to information systems attacks. This law

Responsibility transfer from Hadopi to CSA to happen soon

In France, the center of the High Authority for the dissemination of works and protection of rights on the Internet (Hadopi) still creates much controversy. According to two newspapers Les Echos and Liberation, the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA) could take over the responsibilities of the Hadopi, ahead even of a large audiovisual law which should

Yahoo! closed down in China

Yahoo China which was operated by Alibaba Group, a Chinese e-commerce and Internet services, has just closed its Web portal. The good-bye message displayed on the website redirects indeed visitors to now.taobao.com and explains that the decision to shut down Yahoo China’s portal complies with the 2012 agreement made between Alibaba Group and Yahoo!. The closing

Internet: New Zealand allows its citizens to be spied on

In New Zealand, the Prime Minister just managed to pass a new law that legalizes the communications of its citizens to be monitored. At a time where PRISM and the various U.S. Internet monitoring programs keep on raising much controversy, the New Zealand government just adopted a law allowing its intelligence service called Government Communications

The NSA did compensate the Web giant companies

According to The Guardian, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) have paid millions to the web giants involved in the Prism program. This repayment was intended to offset the technical compliance of these companies as a result of a court decision. The FISA court (managed by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act), which provides each year

The U.S. authorities finally admit that the NSA violated the law

The U.S. government finally admitted that the National Security Agency (NSA) had repeatedly violated the law that regulates the surveillance of electronic communications between 2008 and 2011. Three secret documents have been declassified, especially some decisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the secret court which is in charge of overseeing communication interceptions and