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Brazil: changes made to digital crimes bill

Jomar Silva, of blogging collective Trezentos [pt], speaks out against recent changes [pt] made to a controversial draft bill on cybercrimes in Brazil. The bill, which would require web users to provide identification for online transactions, such as setting up a blog or downloading files, may now see content service providers being ordered to divulge user data. Although the bill aims to discourage hacking, netizens fear it will severely limit Internet freedom.

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