Transgender and gay members of an activist group are wary that the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 signed last week by President Benigno Aquino III will unleash a massive wave of extortion, harassment, and sufferings in the hands of law enforcement and anti-gay groups.
There is a growing clamor against President Benigno Aquino’s newly-approved Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. Various civil rights advocacy groups and political organizations are already demanding that the Supreme Court issues a temporary restraining order against the law’s implementation, which is slated to begin October 1, 2012. >>>
If President Benigno Aquino attended the ongoing United Nations general debate, he could have learned something from his Estonian counterpart: Don't censor cyberspace.
In a speech at the UN, Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves expressed concern that too many countries warn about the dangers of a free Internet from a security perspective.