Turkey seeks to increase limitation and surveillance on the net

January 16th, 2014   Theme: Internet Freedom

A proposed bill seeks to permit authorities to limit access to the Internet and to keep records of its citizen’s online activities for two years, Today’s Zaman reports. The proposed bill will also allow officials to limit keywords more easily, with the aftermath that all websites dependent on keywords such as YouTube and Twitter risk to be blocked.

Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Carl Bildt, wrote at Twitter that it’s a “worrying proposal in Turkey that if passed could seriously limit net freedom” and that he urges reconsideration. Read the article from Today’s Zaman here.

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