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Countries Ranked In Terms of Internet Freedom 98

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the we're-number-two! dept.
msum sent in a report that ranks 37 nations around the would in terms of their internet freedom. Estonia takes gold, the US silver, and Bahrain comes in last.
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Countries Ranked In Terms of Internet Freedom

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 25, 2011 @08:16AM (#35928484)

    When Germany places third in Internet Freedom, then the bar must be pretty low. Germany censors web sites. Germany recorded everyone's connection meta data about phone calls and internet connections. Germany makes people who provide open wireless LAN access take the fall for crimes which are committed by other people via that WLAN. In Germany, blog operators are liable for comments if they fail to perform a fair amount of editorial supervision. Germany requires every web site which is written for a public audience to list an email address and a phone number of the person who takes responsibility for the content.

  • by Lord of the Fries (132154) on Monday April 25, 2011 @10:07AM (#35929400) Homepage

    You hear about the zeal for progressive freedoms in the Scandinavian countries from time to time it seems to me. Things like the Pirate party in Sweden. And Iceland wanting to make a free press safehouse out of its country. And DVD Jon in Norway. I was kinda shocked that none of Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, or Finland was in this report. Kind of a stupid report IMO.

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