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.ORG Isn’t Broken, and We Don’t Need Private Equity to ‘Fix’ It | Electronic Frontier Foundation

ICANN can, and should, reject this change to the .ORG registry. But that time is running out; ICANN’s current deadline to make a decision is Friday, March 20. You can still speak out: the ICANN Board is holding a public forum next week, Monday March 9 at 10am–11:30am Eastern Daylight Time. Anyone can join by videoconference and […]

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France bans gatherings of more than 5,000 due to coronavirus – Reuters

The French government on Saturday put a temporary ban on public gatherings with more than 5,000 people due to the coronavirus outbreak, as France reported 16 new cases. — Read on http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-france-idUSKBN20N0MD

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Tutanota is blocked in Russia in an attempt to stop encrypted communication.

Encrypted email provider Tutanota, which is based in Germany, has been blocked in Russia starting Friday, 14th of February. This follows the blocking of other encrypted email services in Russia to prevent Russian citizens from using secure communication channels online. Source: Tutanota is blocked in Russia in an attempt to stop encrypted communication.

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Iran Cuts Off Internet for Most Iranians

Bruce Schneier notes that “Iran has gone pretty much entirely offline in the wake of nationwide protests.” Schneier recommends an article in Wired and an opinion piece in The New York Times. A group called AccessNow works to keep the internet open and secure.