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|5/5/2015 - Of the world's great powers, China, is perhaps the most restrictive when it comes to freedom of speech and expression. That said, it should come as little surprise, then, that the Communist Party leadership of China works overtime to monitor, control and censor what the Chinese people are allowed to...|
|4/29/2015 - In response to Google's rollout of its advanced "Fiber" network, which reportedly delivers internet browsing speeds of up to 1,000 megabits (1,000 Mbps), or 1 gigabit (1 Gb), per second, AT&T has announced the rollout out its "GigaPower" fiber optic service as part of U-verse that offers this same high-speed...|
|4/28/2015 - Having immediate access to the sum of human knowledge and experience via the internet is inimitably amazing. However, new research suggests that being able to pull up almost any information with the click of a button could be making people more stupid while simultaneously imparting a false sense of...|
|3/26/2015 - When it comes to freedom of speech and expression, as an American, one wouldn't think that the U.S. government and the Chinese government would treat them the same.
In the United States, the Constitution - the nation's founding document - recognizes speech and expression as a fundamental human right,...|
|2/26/2015 - Americans are slowly but surely losing all control over their government, as evidenced anew by the refusal of a federal agency head to appear before the people's representatives in Congress.
As the Federal Communications Commission gets ready to issue major new rules for the Internet that are misnamed...|
|11/6/2014 - There was a movie a few years ago called Catch Me if You Can, which was based on a true story about a young runaway fellow who brazenly managed to create fake checks and stay one step ahead of the law. In those days, it was cut and paste with real paper. Now it's craftier and more sophisticated. It's...|
|10/28/2014 - Documents made available earlier this year by former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that Britain's top spy agency, in conjunction with the National Security Agency, conspired to feed journalists and others misinformation, in a bid to discredit them and to implement a series of...|
|10/23/2014 - Do governments and corporations threaten the freedom and independence of the Internet? Yes, according to the man who developed it more than two decades ago (spoiler alert: No, it wasn't former Vice President Al Gore).
In London at an event called "We Want Web," British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee...|
|7/14/2014 - One of the biggest threats to government authoritarianism in today's world is the internet, which still allows for the relatively free flow of information between members of society apart from state-sanctioned media and other forms of societal control. But even the web is now being used as a covert...|
|6/30/2014 - Occasionally, a government agency may deliver a somewhat helpful oversight service, at least in terms of consumerism. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) provides oversight and reports on discrepancies among various ISP (internet service provider) advertised speeds compared to actual speeds...|
|2/14/2014 - It is one of those pieces of legislation that should be unnecessary, but as it happens, it is being welcomed, especially by online publishers, bloggers and other producers of news and opinions that might be considered unruly by the ruling class.
A group of Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill...|
|1/23/2014 - The first ever cyber attack on "smart" home appliances (those connected to the internet) has been uncovered. An investigation launched by security firm Proofpoint finds that hackers had broken into household appliances, such as refrigerators, televisions and routers, between December 23, 2013, and January...|
|10/5/2013 - The revolutionary form of expression and communication known as the Internet does indeed have its drawbacks, as demonstrated in a recent law enforcement effort initiated by the attorney general for the state of New York.
According to a report in International Business Times, AG Eric Schneiderman...|
|9/17/2013 - You've probably run into them before -- those seemingly random antagonizers who always end up diverting the conversation in an online chat room or article comment section away from the issue at hand, and towards a much different agenda. Hot-button issues like illegal immigration, the two-party political...|
|9/13/2013 - There is a saying that says, when it comes to government, they've got you coming and going.
No truer words are spoken when the subject comes to serial invasions of your privacy. Not only is the National Security Agency monitoring your every electronic communication, but the agency is paying your...|
|9/4/2013 - Definitely a first of its kind, a new Pennsylvania hospital is organizing an inpatient treatment program for people who suffer from severe Internet addiction. Opening September 9th, the 10 day rehab program will launch from the Behavioral Health Services at Bradford Regional Medical Center in Pennsylvania....|
|9/3/2013 - Recent revelations that the National Security Agency has been habitually spying on most Americans' electronic communications in violation of U.S. law have spurred some to create alternate Internet networks for their own personal use.
Enter Joseph Bonicioli.
According to Mother Jones magazine,...|
|8/30/2013 - When news first broke that the National Security Agency has been spying on Americans, I suspected then that, in truth, the spying would amount to much more than we were initially told.
Sometimes it isn't good to be right.
The NSA has now admitted that the agency was spying on three-quarters of...|
|8/9/2013 - The decline and fall of traditional mainstream daily newspapers and monthly magazines is continuing unabated, as demonstrated by a spate of bad news that has recently beset some of the biggest names in the industry. The reasons for print journalism's downfall are clear, if not easily accepted among...|
|7/6/2013 - While the proliferation of wireless devices has made accessing the internet more convenient and less obtrusive (no unsightly cables lying around), studies are now revealing the trade-offs that come with convenience. More specifically, the dangers that the widespread adoption of wireless technology has...|
|7/3/2013 - These days, we're living in an increasingly connected, electronic world. Every day we use the internet, computers, cell phones, Blackberries, and Bluetooth devices. We read newspapers, watch TV and listen to internet radio (and even read ads on billboards as we drive down the freeway). While all our...|
|5/31/2013 - If you post articles to your Facebook wall that warn others about the dangers of vaccines, or Tweet links to the latest studies tying vaccines to autism through Twitter, the vaccine pushers of the world could soon know about it in real time. According to new reports, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-backed...|
|5/31/2013 - In a foreign policy speech the afternoon of May 23 at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., President Obama made a startling claim about terrorism.
It seems that, thanks to the World Wide Web, the threat has escalated dramatically. No proof, of course, was offered to support this amazing...|
|5/4/2013 - In these post-constitutional days it's not just the government that is out to violate your rights. Count on Corporate America to be a co-conspirator.
In a one-two knock-out punch to the Fourth Amendment, officials within the Obama Administration have secretly authorized major telecom firms to intercept...|
|4/18/2013 - If it seems like you're constantly being hit in your pocketbook by taxes and tax increases, you're right. Tax revenues are at all-time highs, but it's not enough: The president, joined by an increasing number in Congress, are seeking even more taxes, this time in the form of a new Internet tax that...|
|4/3/2013 - The idea of a national internet tax mandate has been voted on in the United States Senate. Dubbed the "Marketplace Fairness Act," this piece of legislation, if implemented, would stifle entrepreneurs from the online marketplace, enrich large companies, and bloat state governments. This law would force...|
|3/31/2013 - Despite its massive $5 billion annual budget, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is failing miserably at keeping tabs on the full extent of harmful side effects caused by FDA-approved pharmaceutical drugs, according to a new study. A cohort of researchers from Microsoft, Stanford University,...|
|1/27/2013 - Using only publicly available online information, a team of researchers from the Whitehead Institute showed that it is possible to discern the identities of people who have submitted personal genetic information to scientific studies, even when that information is supposedly stored anonymously. The...|
|1/13/2013 - Adding to the list of mysterious deaths that have happened over the last few days, internet visionary and brilliant internet activist Aaron Swartz was found dead yesterday. Swartz, only 26 years old, was the co-founder of Reddit.com, the co-creator of RSS technology, and the key activist who achieved...|
|1/2/2013 - People who get health information from the Internet are significantly more likely to feel like their choices can affect their risk of acquiring cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, and published in the Journal of Communication.
|12/7/2012 - Citizens of Syria were robbed of information from within the country and from the outside world recently as forces bent of continuing authoritarian rule there shut down the Internet.
Other countries have done so before but, says TechNewsDaily, "the manner in which it did so may be unprecedented."
|11/28/2012 - What is arguably the very last bastion of totally free speech is once again under assault by the world's tyrants, as the United Nations is now eying regulation of the Internet - as though it was in need of being regulated.
Why? It's an age-old story.
Leaders of authoritarian regimes the world...|
|10/17/2012 - As we have documented well here at Natural News that personal privacy continues to be under assault in America, a country that defined and once enshrined the concept.
The most recent assault is coming from the nation's largest telecom companies, who are preparing to introduce a long-anticipated "six...|
|7/7/2012 - An alliance of groups who advocate for freedom and privacy have joined to push U.S. lawmakers into acknowledging so-called digital rights of all Americans by signing a new Declaration of Internet Freedom.
The declaration, which has been supported by groups like the American Civil Liberties Union,...|
|5/18/2012 - In this Information Age, the government threats to privacy just continue to cascade, as now the FBI wants Internet companies to install "back doors" into their services to allow electronic eavesdropping of users.
Specifically, the FBI wants the 1994 Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act,...|
|4/21/2012 - Just because SOPA and PIPA, the infamous internet "kill switch" bills, are largely dead does not mean the threat to internet free speech has become any less serious. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), also known as H.R. 3523, is the latest mutation of these internet censorship...|
|2/7/2012 - A dangerous new disease known as ROFL has stricken internet users, and scientists are alarmed that it may spread through ethernet and wi-fi. The disease started with the release of the new "TSA Help Wanted" video created by the Health Ranger at NaturalNews.com, and it has since spread across Facebook,...|
|1/29/2012 - As a warrior for Internet freedom, you helped defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA by supporting Web black outs by sites like Wikipedia and by contacting your lawmaker to voice your displeasure. So loud was your voice that even the president of the United States sided with you in opposing it.
|1/26/2012 3:29:04 PM - It is becoming increasingly obvious, and highly embarrassing, that many members of the US Congress have absolutely no idea what the Constitution says, or how the justice system works. Rep. John Mizuno (D-Hawaii) recently introduced a bill that intends to keep a log of every website visited by every...|
|1/19/2012 - On January 18, 2012, thousands of websites from around the world came out in protest of two pieces of legislation that threaten to censor the internet as we know it. Google, WordPress, Wired.com, Wikipedia, Tumblr, The Daily Paul, reddit, NaturalNews, and thousands of other websites censored portions...|
|1/18/2012 - On Wednesday, January 18, 2012, NaturalNews.com went "dark" to protest SOPA, the "Stop Online Piracy Act" that is actually a thinly-veiled government censorship effort. We are also protesting PIPA, the "Protect IP Act," which is similarly destructive in its effects. You may have arrived at this page...|
|12/31/2011 - It's been a pretty typical modus operandi for President Obama: Tell any reporter or camera microphone within earshot that you are a champion of the poor, but then implement, support or adopt policies that hurt or punish them economically.
There was that time in October, when the president took that...|
|12/28/2011 - The Internet is the "final frontier" when it comes to pure freedom of speech and expression, which is why authoritarian regimes in places like Iran and China either severely limit or ban access to much of it.
Having said that, you wouldn't think that here in the cradle of democracy and freedom, American...|
|12/15/2011 - One of the many ways the nation's lawmakers slip freedom-seizing legislation through the gauntlet of public scrutiny is by hiding it within larger legislative bills with more favorable sounding goals and titles. And some members of Congress are currently trying to do just that by pushing through legislation...|
|7/26/2011 - Freedom of speech is under attack once again as the bloated US federal government continues its quest to destroy the last bastion of free and open communication -- the internet.
Sen. Patrick Leahy's (D-Vt.) "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property"...|
|6/10/2011 - It sounds like such an innocent idea, one rooted in "fairness" and wrapped in good intentions. An internet "ministry of truth," run either by the federal government or the United Nations, to protect against "misinformation and rumors" that find their way to the information superhighway.
Such an agency...|
|4/14/2011 - Nearly one-forth of students are overweight or obese. Though junk food and fast food ads aren't completely to blame for childhood obesity, they do contribute to the overall problem.
The Impact of Banning Junk Food Ads Aimed at Kids
The Australian Medical Association has requested a ban on junk food...|
|4/13/2011 - Republican Sen. Michael Enzi of Wyoming first tried it and failed in 2007, and now he and Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin from Illinois are together trying it again. The bipartisan duo plans to introduce new legislation shortly after Easter that will levy a sales tax on all internet purchases, even if the...|
|2/17/2011 - Some members of the 112th U.S. Congress are seething with anticipation over a new billed they have crafted that would give the government the power to shut down the internet in the event of a "cyberterrorist" event. Created by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Tom Carper...|
|12/23/2010 - Just days after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to essentially take over the internet, FOX News is reporting that a procedural delay could bring any new FCC rules to a grinding halt. Several Congressmen plan to take advantage of the 60-day waiting period required before any...|
|12/20/2010 - The internet truly is the last bastion of free speech that has yet to be taken over by corporate or political forces and censored, at least in the U.S. But the United Nations (UN) is now considering working towards establishing an international governing body to regulate internet content, which would...|
|12/7/2010 - Regardless of what you think about the Wikileaks release of state secrets, there's no debating the astonishing fact that the internet made these leaks possible. Without the internet, no single organization such as Wikileaks would have been able to so widely propagate secret government information and...|
|11/27/2010 - As part of a new expansion of government power over information, the Department of Homeland Security has begun seizing and shutting down internet websites (web domains) without due process or a proper trial. DHS simply seizes web domains that it wants to and posts an ominous "Department of Justice"...|
|8/26/2010 - When broadcast television was first invented in the first half of the 20th century, it was quickly heralded as a technological breakthrough that would inspire, educate and uplift human civilization. Educational programs and useful knowledge could be cheaply and efficiently broadcast to people everywhere,...|
|8/9/2010 - Testifying before a Congressional panel, Google's director of public policy, Alan Davidson, called for firm action to end censorship of the Internet.
"The growing problem for Internet censorship is not isolated to one country or one region," Davidson said before the Congressional-Executive Commission...|
|8/6/2010 - A new report published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has revealed that young people who spend too much time on the internet are more likely to be depressed than those who use it moderately. "Pathological" internet use is linked to causing other problems as well such as...|
|6/24/2010 - The United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) is pushing hard to impose global consumer taxes to help fund its various programs, including a new proposal that would tax the internet in order to pay for vaccines and other pharmaceutical medicines for third-world countries. Yes, you read that right...|
|12/10/2009 - If you have a common condition like high cholesterol or asthma, you'll probably surf the Internet for info -- and odds are you'll be directed to a slick Big Pharma-sponsored Web homepage. It will appear to be oh-so-helpful. In fact, the drug company just can't wait to offer you free samples or a one-time...|
|11/25/2009 - The Health Ministry of China has issued an order banning the use of electroshock therapy for the treatment of Internet addiction, in response to a nationwide scandal that erupted after former patients of the Linyi Mental Health Hospital in Shandong province wrote in blogs and forums that they had been...|
|10/31/2009 - University of California at Los Angles (UCLA) scientists have found a way adults who are middle-aged and older can enhance brain function and thinking ability in just one week. This amazingly powerful prescription doesn't involve a drug. Instead, it's simply a matter of learning to surf the Web.
|10/30/2009 - The US government has issued a new report that recommends blocking access to popular websites during a pandemic outbreak in order to preserve internet bandwidth for investors, day traders and securities clearing house operations. The concern is that a pandemic would cause too many people to stay at...|
|10/24/2009 - With the swine flu pandemic upon us, the FDA is warning people to beware of swine flu scams on the internet. NaturalNews is joining in the warnings today, urging people to beware of scams that cost big money but simply don't work to prevent H1N1 swine flu.
For example, both the FDA and CDC are pushing...|
|3/9/2009 - Young people today are spending less time playing outdoors and interacting with fellow human beings, and they are spending an increasing amount of time on electronic devices, gaming or surfing the internet. There are even portable gadgets to carry out such tasks while on the go. This is certainly a...|
|12/9/2008 - Extensive Internet use, regular alcohol consumption and lack of sleep all significantly increase young women's chances of gaining excess weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and published in the Journal of Pediatrics.
|10/3/2008 - The FCC stood up and did its job recently. It's the first time that the FCC has gone to such lengths to assert users' right to an open Internet. In a landmark ruling against internet giant Comcast, approved by a bipartisan FCC majority, the FCC ordered that Comcast must stop blocking internet access...|
|9/11/2008 - Well no sooner was Comcast busted for blocking various internet connections in a recent ruling by the FCC, now they and other cable giants such as Time Warner and Frontier are looking to place usage limits on a monthly basis.
Last week, Comcast which is the second largest internet provider in the...|
|8/15/2008 - It's probably safe to say that many of you reading this article right now came upon the NaturalNews.com website while you were roaming around on the internet looking for empowering information to help get healthy or to protect the good health you have. Can you imagine what it would mean to you to lose...|
|6/22/2008 - As part of a law intended to bring three new casinos to Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick has included a provision to criminalize all Internet gambling, drawing accusations that he is attempting to create a gambling monopoly in the state.
Under the legislation drafted by Patrick, expected to...|
|9/26/2007 - U.S. newspaper publishers are shifting their focus away from print subscribers and toward the Internet as print advertising revenue continues to fall, according to presentations made at the annual Mid-Year Media Review, hosted by the Newspaper Association of America.
"The Internet is no longer an...|
|1/24/2007 - Four internet communications companies that recently drew fire from Washington D.C. for participating in internet censorship in China announced they are cooperating with human rights groups to develop a common code of conduct for business dealings abroad.
Microsoft, Google, Yahoo and Vodafone Group...|
|1/2/2007 - A Saturday Night Live sketch appearing on NBC -- with a certain word bleeped out of a song chorus 16 times -- has found its way onto the internet in uncensored form, not at the hands of a tech-savvy fan or a sneaky employee, but at the hands of the network itself.
The sketch about boy bands, guest...|
|12/5/2006 - Bloggers in Malaysia may have much tougher online lives due to newly proposed Internet laws aimed at controlling them.
The country of Malaysia may soon introduce certain laws in an attempt to control bloggers and prevent them from spreading "disharmony, chaos, seditious material and lies" on the...|
|12/1/2006 - In a conference call interview with Free Software Foundation Executive Director Peter Brown and DefectiveByDesign campaign manager Gregory Heller, lawyer Ray Beckerman charged the Recording Industry Association of America of terrorizing alleged file-sharers with lawsuits.
Beckerman, who runs the...|
|11/29/2006 - Censorship on the world wide web may be coming to an end for many web surfers in various parts of the country, as a new tool has been created that is capable of circumventing government censorship of the web.
According to researchers, the free program has been constructed to let citizens of countries...|
|11/1/2006 - China has drawn criticism from free speech advocates after a government official recently claimed at a U.N. summit that China had no Internet censorship whatsoever.
The official put some of the blame for site inaccessibility on an inferior internet infrastructure in China and the fact that millions...|
|10/30/2006 - A press release on the Amnesty International web site says that world governments and companies are keeping citizens uninformed by restricting and censoring internet content, so at the 2006 Internet Governance Forum that starts today in Athens, Greece, the group is calling on these governments and companies...|
|8/23/2006 - In an opinion article published in the Aug. 18 online edition of The Nation, columnist Jeffrey Chester warned that the internet's network neutrality -- a term that means all internet traffic would be treated equally -- is at risk from Congress as a new telecommunications bill passes through; a measure...|
|5/24/2005 - How important is email privacy to your business? A new email privacy survey conducted by Relemail reveals it may be far more important than you expected. The survey presents some startling statistics about how email subscribers view privacy. Let's take a closer look at these statistics and reveal what...|
|12/5/2004 - A survey conducted by email privacy certification service ReleMail revealed a staggering 87% of internet users believing that they have been spammed after they subscribed to an email newsletter.
The 2004 survey conducted by Relemail also showed 83% of users avoided subscribing to an email newsletter...|
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|1/17/2004 8:07:57 PM - Here's a must-read article on the coming U.N.-sactioned Internet power
grab, and the reasons behind it. Essentially, countries that maintain
control by keeping their population in the dark (China, Syria, North
Korea, and so on) don't want the Internet to be free. If their citizens
knew the truth,...|
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