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Web firms remove India material

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Facebook and Google tell a court in India they have complied with an order to remove "objectionable" material, amid ongoing legal moves on censorship....
Web firms remove India material

Google, Facebook have already removed disputed content, Indian court is told

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Google and Facebook today told an Indian court that they have already removed the objectionable content that was the source of a civil suit against the duo and 19 other Internet companies, according to a report from NDTV. The case is one of two pieces of legal action in India...
Google, Facebook have already removed disputed content, Indian court is told

Indonesian authorities “study” Twitter, vow to crack down on abusive users

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Indonesia’s government has put its sights on Twitter after claiming that it is “studying” the microblogging site with a view to cracking down on users that it claims are behaving badly on the service. According to a report from the Jakarta Globe, Indonesia’s Communication Minister Tifatul Sembiring is looking to clean...
Indonesian authorities “study” Twitter, vow to crack down on abusive users

Internet co-creator Vint Cerf welcomes IPv6 elbow room (Q&A)

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Google's Internet evangelist, responsible for the address shortage on today's Internet, is anxious for IPv6 improvements. Also: his views on U.N. regulation, censorship, bandwidth caps, and .google. [Read more]...
Internet co-creator Vint Cerf welcomes IPv6 elbow room (Q&A)

The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | James Ball

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To block even one high-profile filesharing website would quickly require apparatus as sophisticated as the great firewall of ChinaThe battle against those who violate copyright is escalating: a UK court has ordered the country's internet service providers (ISPs) to block the Pirate Bay website for copyright violations, using technology originally...
The Pirate Bay copyright crackdown is unsustainable | James Ball

Paramount "humbled" by SOPA protests even as CEO blasts "mob mentality"

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Major Hollywood studios are still reeling from last month's resounding defeat of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act. The latest sign of the studios's changed posture is a letter that Paramount Pictures has sent to a number of professors around the country seeking an...
Paramount "humbled" by SOPA protests even as CEO blasts "mob mentality"

Acta opposition grows as Pirate Party UK joins day of action

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Protests against controversial copyright agreement planned for London, Glasgow and Nottingham on SaturdayThe Pirate Party UK will join an international day of action against controversial copyright agreement Acta on Saturday with protests planned for London, Glasgow and Nottingham.Acta, or the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, sparked opposition from internet users who fear...
Acta opposition grows as Pirate Party UK joins day of action

Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark

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Last year, a group of entertainment companies known collectively as RettighedsAlliancen sent a demand to the Danish Bailiff Court (known locally as Fogedretten) to have the country’s Internet service providers block US-based streaming music service Grooveshark. RettighedsAlliancen chief Maria Fredenslund said that Grooveshark had no content agreements or licenses with...
Court Orders ISP To Block Grooveshark

Smothering over censorship: How China’s Sina Weibo is getting clever with sensitive topics

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It’s no surprise to find a story about censorship coming out of China. In attempts to control information and sentiment, China is one of the strictest countries to monitor and block websites, keywords and networks. Blocking a particular site or network is a heavy-handed way of stopping citizens from accessing...
Smothering over censorship: How China’s Sina Weibo is getting clever with sensitive topics

Mobile porn filters 'censorship'

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A report finds that 60 sites have been wrongly blocked by UK mobile filters designed to protect children....
Mobile porn filters 'censorship'

Acta loses more support in Europe

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Bulgaria and the Netherlands join Poland and Germany in refusing to ratify Acta, citing privacy and human rights issuesSupport for Acta in Europe is waning as both Bulgaria and the Netherlands refuse to ratify the international anti-piracy agreement.Bulgaria will not ratify the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement over fears it will curb...
Acta loses more support in Europe

Google’s Sergey Brin says coverage of his views on Internet freedom was “distorted”

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Google co-founder Sergey Brin has published a post on his Google+ account seeking to clarify the article on Web freedom that ran in the Guardian on Sunday. To describe his reasons for a further update on the topic Brin says “I believe the internet has been one of the greatest forces...
Google’s Sergey Brin says coverage of his views on Internet freedom was “distorted”

Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy

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Although Pirate Bay downtime happens a handful of times each month, it rarely persists for more than a few hours. When it goes beyond that the steady flow of reader emails to TorrentFreak quickly transforms itself into a torrent. At the time of writing The Pirate Bay has been inaccessible...
Pirate Bay Under DDoS Attack From Unknown Enemy

Revenge of the pirates: Anonymous downs Pirate Bay censor

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God forbid anyone incur the combined wrath of both The Pirate Bay and Anonymous. The hacking collective is claiming responsibility for levelling a successful distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on the websites of Virgin Media. Virgin became the first UK ISP to block its subscribers’ access to The Pirate...
Revenge of the pirates: Anonymous downs Pirate Bay censor

'No censorship of social media'

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Social media websites will not be censored in India, Information Technology Minister Kapil Sibal says, seeking to calm fears of China-style controls....
'No censorship of social media'

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Chinese censors act to silence Tiananmen anniversary talk

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Authorities block internet access to terms such as 'six four' and 'never forget' on 23rd anniversary of bloody 4 June crackdownChina's censors have blocked internet access to the terms "six four", "23", "candle" and "never forget", broadening already extensive efforts to silence talk about the 23rd anniversary of the bloody...
Chinese censors act to silence Tiananmen anniversary talk

Brazil Is Suing Twitter for Tweeting DUI Checkpoints [Censorship]

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Twitter has caught some flack in other countries for giving accounts free reign on what they can tweet. Twitter responded that it'll adjust its policy to include the ability to censor tweets if a country demands it to. We just might see Twitter's first high profile case sooner than...
Brazil Is Suing Twitter for Tweeting DUI Checkpoints [Censorship]

Brazil files injunction to block tweets with speed trap locations

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A country progressive in its stance on off-the-clock email is pushing for a far more antiquated policy when it comes to information-sharing by way of Twitter. The Attorney General of Brazil, according to Brazilian publication O Globo (The Globe), has filed a preliminary injunction to suspend and block the Twitter...
Brazil files injunction to block tweets with speed trap locations

Google reports 'alarming' rise in censorship by governments

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Search engine company has said there has been a troubling increase in requests to remove political content from the internetThere has been an alarming rise in the number of times governments attempted to censor the internet in last six months, according to a report from Google.Since the search engine last...
Google reports 'alarming' rise in censorship by governments

Facebook and Google forced to remove content deemed offensive in India

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Facebook and Google have both been forced to remove content following a court directive in India. The two companies have removed material from their Indian domains that was considered offensive to Hindus, Muslims and Christians, after a court in New Delhi ruled today that certain images were deemed objectionable....
Facebook and Google forced to remove content deemed offensive in India

China’s Sina Weibo disables emoticons, quietens microbloggers on Tiananmen Square anniversary

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Today marks 23 years since the bloody end to the Tiananmen Square protests, one of the most controversial events in China’s history. The state does not acknowledge the event so it is of little surprise that, given the focus on censorship, China’s microbloggers find their opinions on the subject quietened. The...
China’s Sina Weibo disables emoticons, quietens microbloggers on Tiananmen Square anniversary

Anti-SOPA, PIPA lawmakers want Internet Bill of Rights

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Sen Ron Wyden and Rep. Darrell Issa said today that they want a Bill of Rights to protect Web users against censorship and those that would limit their online freedoms. [Read more]...
Anti-SOPA, PIPA lawmakers want Internet Bill of Rights

No Indian government shall ever censor social media, says minister

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India made headlines last week when Minister of State for Communications & IT, Sachin Pilot, said that online companies like Facebook and Google must comply with the country’s laws. His statement came one day after Google and Facebook revealed that they had in fact already removed content at an Indian...
No Indian government shall ever censor social media, says minister
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US Government 'Suspends' JotForm.com Over User Generated Forms; Censorship Regime Expands

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One of the key principles behind the growth of the internet was belief in protection against secondary liability claims. That is, if you set up a website where users can post stuff, the people who post stuff are liable for the content -- not you as the service provider in...
US Government 'Suspends' JotForm.com Over User Generated Forms; Censorship Regime Expands

More transparency into government requests

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About two years ago, we launched our interactive Transparency Report. We started by disclosing data about government requests. Since then, we’ve been steadily adding new features, like graphs showing traffic patterns and disruptions to Google services from different countries. And just a couple weeks ago, we launched a new section...
More transparency into government requests

China’s crackdown on ‘online rumours’ is just getting started

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Yesterday, a new set of regulations and a punishment system went live on Sina Weibo, China’s largest Twitter-like service, in a move that could usher in a period in which Chinese Internet users are more restricted online than ever before. While there was no obvious change to the popular platform...
China’s crackdown on ‘online rumours’ is just getting started

Pirate Bay cordially accepts RIAA's quest for censorship

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The RIAA is calling for search engines like Google and Bing to censor all links that lead to Web sites carrying illegally copyrighted material. The Pirate Bay thinks that's swell. [Read more]...
Pirate Bay cordially accepts RIAA's quest for censorship

Indian ISPs Targeted in Anonymous Censorship Protest

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The websites of Indian government-run communications company Mahanagar Telephone Nigam and the Internet Service Providers Association of India faced DDoS......
Indian ISPs Targeted in Anonymous Censorship Protest
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