Free Speech http://www.kunc.org en Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom http://www.kunc.org/post/anti-muslim-video-still-stirring-controversy-courtroom Google intends to fight a court order to remove a controversial anti-Muslim video from YouTube in the U.S.<p>The company plans to file for a hearing before a full nine-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after two of three judges on a smaller panel forced the company to take down the film, <em>Innocence of Muslims</em>, which <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/21/161528858/more-protests-in-muslim-nations-some-violence">caused uproar</a> in the Islamic world in 2012.<p>The battle in the U.S. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:20:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 54470 at http://www.kunc.org Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom Clicking The 'Like' Button Is Protected Speech, Court Rules http://www.kunc.org/post/clicking-button-protected-speech-court-rules Clicking the "Like" button on Facebook is tantamount to other forms of protected speech, a federal court decided on Wednesday. That is, clicking Like is protected by the First Amendment as a form of assembly or association.<p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-18/facebook-like-is-protected-speech-appeals-court-says.html">Bloomberg reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The U.S. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:43:00 +0000 49805 at http://www.kunc.org Clicking The 'Like' Button Is Protected Speech, Court Rules New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System http://www.kunc.org/post/new-hiv-cases-spotlight-adult-film-industrys-testing-system Adult film production in California is now suspended after a number of performers tested positive for HIV. Four cases have been reported in the past few months, including one on Monday.<p>If ever there was an "I told you so moment" for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, it's now. The organization has been campaigning for condoms to be mandatory during porn shoots. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:05:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 49434 at http://www.kunc.org New HIV Cases Spotlight Adult Film Industry's Testing System It's OK To Protest In China, Just Don't March http://www.kunc.org/post/its-ok-protest-china-just-dont-march Thousands of messages posted on the Internet every day in China get censored. Until now, little has been known about how the Chinese censorship machine works — except that it is comprehensive.<p>"It probably is the largest effort ever to selectively censor human expression," says Harvard University social scientist <a href="http://www.gov.harvard.edu/people/faculty/gary-king">Gary King</a>. "They don't censor everything. There are millions of Chinese [who] talk about millions of things. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 49351 at http://www.kunc.org It's OK To Protest In China, Just Don't March Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down http://www.kunc.org/post/email-service-allegedly-used-edward-snowden-shut-down The email service allegedly used by "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden is no more.<p>The owner and operator of Lavabit, which encrypts communication between two people, shut down the site and <a href="http://lavabit.com/">left a cryptic message on its homepage</a>.<p>"I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people or walk away from nearly ten years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit," Ladar Levison wrote. "After significant soul searching, I have decided to suspend operations. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 20:42:00 +0000 48121 at http://www.kunc.org Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down