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Assange to take part in RT panel on security & surveillance today (Thursday 10 Dec 2015)

Australian freedom fighter and political refugee, Julian Assange, will take part in a discussion dedicated to information privacy and security in the digital age, organized as part of an RT conference on media and politics. Watch conference live.The WikiLeaks founder will tune in from the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He has been shamefully abandoned by the Australian government. (Introduction to this article which was republished from the RT site was by a editor).

In Brazil - NETmundial - Future of Internet Governance - Global Multistakeholder meeting

"The Netmundial Meeting is expected to strip the United States of its power to assign domain names. This is currently the Internet Corporation for assigned names and numbers' (ICANN) responsibility. ICANN is a non-profit organisation, but is under contract and supervised by the United States Government. Many believe that the United States should no longer govern the web, because they have been angered by revelations of its sweeping global surveillance. Currently internet traffic from your emails to web searchers takes a trip through the United States, where it can easily be intercepted. That's one of the main things which governments including Washington's main partners in Europe are willing to change." "Six hundred delegates from 85 countries are in Sao Paolo for a 2 day meeting that focuses on establishing strategic guidelines about the use and development of cyberspace."

Do Changes to Google's Privacy Policy reflect surveillance of gmail content?

Yes, yes. We all know that transmitting private information over the internet isn't safe. And we understand that Google and other search engines use cookies to monitor where we like to go on the internet. Yes, gmail probably wasn't air-tight, but I didn't realise that google was actually monitoring my email for commercial purposes - or that's what they seem to be telling me.

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