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Twitter publishes first Transparency Report detailing DMCA takedowns and government info requests

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Twitter says that it has received more information requests from the government in the first half of 2012 than it did in all of 2011. That’s just one piece of data offered in today’s first ever Twitter Transparency Report. The report is an effort by Twitter to fully expose how...
Twitter publishes first Transparency Report detailing DMCA takedowns and government info requests

Internet crackdown in Iran continues, but Tor users are all back online

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Tor usage in Iran has made a full recovery days after the Iranian government started blocking encrypted Internet traffic. Last Friday, the number of Iranian users connecting to the Internet through Tor's anonymizing network had plummeted from roughly 50,000 per day to nearly zero. By Sunday, however, Tor usage...
Internet crackdown in Iran continues, but Tor users are all back online

Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

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In less than a month since the Russian authorities created the blacklist of websites distributing illegal content, Google’s services have been put there and blocked several times. Since November 1, Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor can order local hosting providers and ISPs to block access to any website by putting it...
Google criticizes Russian authorities over service blockages and non-transparent blacklisting procedures

Google rides out service blockages in China

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Google's services have been riding a bit of a rollercoaster in China over the last several days. A one-hour or even 12-hour blockage wouldn't hurt the company. It's the potential for a much longer blockage that could be problematic for Google, says one analyst....
Google rides out service blockages in China

Iran reportedly blocking encrypted Internet traffic

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The Iranian government is reportedly blocking access to websites that use the HTTPS security protocol, and preventing the use of software residents use to bypass the state-run firewall. From  post on Hacker News today, apparently written by an Iranian resident:  Since Thursday Iranian government has shutted [sic] down the https...
Iran reportedly blocking encrypted Internet traffic

Road safety project simTD connects cars, infrastructure. Hopes to save lives, time

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Live traffic info likely prevents many a clenched fist meeting steering wheel every single day. A new trial scheme in Frankfurt Germany, however, could prevent even more unnecessary road-rage. The project involves 120 vehicles from a range of manufacturers, loaded with "car-to-x" technology. Cars will communicate with each other,...
Road safety project simTD connects cars, infrastructure. Hopes to save lives, time

Gillmor Gang: Not the Republican Convention

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — laughed all the way to the bank, if the bank was the burgeoning integration of the push notification bus. Amid the usual technical glitches (Skype noise cancellation meets ComCast bandwidth blockages) the Gang...
Gillmor Gang: Not the Republican Convention

Twitter Transparency Report

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Wednesday marks Independence Day here in the United States. Beyond the fireworks and barbecue, July 4th serves as an important reminder of the need to hold governments accountable, especially on behalf of those who may not have a chance to do so themselves.With that in mind, today we’re unveiling our...
Twitter Transparency Report

The Pirate Bay ditches servers and moves to the cloud to make it almost untouchable

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In a move that will almost certainly infuriate copyright authorities and the governments that support them, the world’s most popular Bittorrent sharing website The Pirate Bay has ditched its servers and moved to the cloud, ensuring that it can remain operational at all times. Making an announcement on its official...
The Pirate Bay ditches servers and moves to the cloud to make it almost untouchable

Russia's new web-blocking agency begins its work

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Russia’s new internet site blocking agency has begun ordering its first take-downs of sites deemed to contain offensive or illegal material. The plan was approved this summer to create a blacklist of websites containing child porn, drug-related and extremist material and other content deemed illegal. The list was launched publicly at zapret-info.gov.ru in the...
Russia's new web-blocking agency begins its work

When The Creators Of Both The Internet And The Web Come Out Against The ITU, Shouldn't You Too?

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We've been talking a lot about the ITU and its WCIT (World Conference on International Telecommunications) lately, given the importance of various proposals on the future of the internet. While Vint Cerf, often considered the "father of the internet" for his early (and continued!) contributions to the core of the...
When The Creators Of Both The Internet And The Web Come Out Against The ITU, Shouldn't You Too?

A Requiem For RIM

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Since Research In Motion made Blackberry synonymous with smartphones in the early aughts, the company has taken a pounding for mis-steps, delays, intentional blindness, equivocations and most tellingly, mediocre products. Those brickbats have often been well-deserved, but RIM should also have earned some respect, if not love, for the important...
A Requiem For RIM

Some Google services being blocked in Turkey? [Updated]

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According to sources around Twitter, that certainly seems to be the case. While some Turkish journalists have been protesting against the blocking of YouTube and other sites, it appears the some Google services have come under fire as well.  Presently, we have confirmation of Google Weblogs being blocked, but we have not...
Some Google services being blocked in Turkey? [Updated]

Google Blocked In China: Another Twist In Their Ongoing Cold War

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Just in time for the 18th Communist Party Congress, all Google services have suddenly been blocked in China. Traffic fell off Friday according to the Google Transparency Report. "We've checked and there's nothing wrong on our end," Google said in a statement. So what is wrong, then? Search, Gmail and...
Google Blocked In China: Another Twist In Their Ongoing Cold War

A New Way Around China's Internet Filters

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A key method for circumventing China's "Great Firewall," virtual private networks have come into the crosshairs of the government lately. During the 18th Party Congress earlier this month many faced blockages and more recently China Digital Times has reported on what appear to be written warnings to Chinese who have...
A New Way Around China's Internet Filters

Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

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Welcome to the latest Last Week in Asia round-up, our selection of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: Google now warns Chinese users if their search terms will trigger connection interruption Last week US search giant Google launched an initiative which warns users based...
Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

Indonesia blocks more than 1 million porn sites ahead of Ramadan

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The Indonesian government has clamped down on Internet pornography by blocking access to more than one million websites ahead of the holy month of Ramadan. The Times of India reports that government minister Tifatul Sembiring revealed that seven figures worth of websites are now blocked from Indonesian Web users, but...
Indonesia blocks more than 1 million porn sites ahead of Ramadan
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