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Google, Facebook Comply With India’s New Internet Censorship Rules

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After China and the US, India is the third largest internet market in the world. But India has philosophically aligned itself more with China in pursuing a policy of censorship toward publication of content deemed “offensive” or “objectionable” by individuals, groups or the government. A recently... Please visit Search Engine...
Google, Facebook Comply With India’s New Internet Censorship Rules

Anonymous takes down Indian government sites in response to clampdown on The Pirate Bay, Vimeo and others

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Anonymous have just successfully taken down their latest target, this time setting their sights on the Indian authorities, The DNetworks reports. One of the Anonymous Twitter accounts which has gained quite a following announced the attack earlier today: MT Operation #India: BREAKING: Tango Downs: supremecourtofindia.nic.in & aicc.org.in | Reason: Internet...
Anonymous takes down Indian government sites in response to clampdown on The Pirate Bay, Vimeo and others

Internet censorship could damage India's democracy | Angela Saini

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Google and Facebook have been asked to remove offensive content, but it's not just out of a fear of stoking religious hatredTwitter is seething over the news that internet giants, including Google and Facebook, have been told to remove offensive content from the web following a court order from the...
Internet censorship could damage India's democracy | Angela Saini

Anonymous releases over 2,000 hacked emails said to belong to the Tunisian government

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A group of hackers, identifying themselves as members of Anonymous, hacked the Tunisian ruling party’s email accounts, releasing confidential documents, Reuters reports. 2,725 emails were released, among them messages said to be from the Prime Minister, Hamadi Jebali’s account. In a video shared on the Facebook page, Anonymous TN, as well as...
Anonymous releases over 2,000 hacked emails said to belong to the Tunisian government

London 2012 Olympics off to a false start in Iran, where the official website is now blocked

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In a disappointing move, we have learned that the official website for the London 2012 Olympics has been blocked in Iran, according to reports from local site, Kabir News. Internet censorship is certainly nothing new in Iran, with sites using the secure SSL protocol blocked in February, the US Virtual Embassy...
London 2012 Olympics off to a false start in Iran, where the official website is now blocked

Blocked On Weibo is a blog documenting words that are censored from China’s microblogs

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China’s Internet censorship policy, known as the Great Firewall, has a huge impact on the country’s Internet space. Not only are a number of popular Western Web services block — including Twitter and Facebook — but those in the country have restricted access to content — both Chinese and foreign...
Blocked On Weibo is a blog documenting words that are censored from China’s microblogs
Anonymous organizes protests in 18 Indian cities over web censorship

China critic Ai Weiwei on how the Web will bring freedom and why China can’t design an iPhone

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It’s easy to forget that Ai Weiwei is an artist, at times. The man who is so often (and rightly) described as ‘outspoken’ and a ‘dissident’ is one of the most vocal critics of the Chinese regime, particularly on the subject of Internet censorship, to the point that it tends to...
China critic Ai Weiwei on how the Web will bring freedom and why China can’t design an iPhone

Internet censorship: how does each country compare? | Datablog

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Where is the internet the most open? Where is it the most restricted? Debate the ranking here• Get the data• Interactive map of this dataCensorship of internet content can take many forms and ranges from governments blocking the dissemination of political opinion to blacklisting pornographic and pirate websites. The OpenNet...
Internet censorship: how does each country compare? | Datablog

Concern in Vietnam: US calls for the release of detained bloggers as new Web regulation emerges

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The US has called upon Vietnam to release three bloggers that have been arrested on charges of publishing “propaganda against the state”, as concerns grow around increased Internet censorship in the country. Following this week’s arrest of the bloggers, who are accused of “distorting the truth, denigrating the party and...
Concern in Vietnam: US calls for the release of detained bloggers as new Web regulation emerges
Google praises Twitter for efforts to crack-down on Internet censorship

British ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

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High court orders service providers including Sky and Virgin Media to block The Pirate Bay in the UKBritain's internet providers have been ordered by the high court to block access to the filesharing website The Pirate Bay.The high court on Monday told five leading internet providers, including Sky and Virgin...
British ISPs to block The Pirate Bay

Pirate Bay must be blocked in UK, High Court rules

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The United Kingdom's High Court ruled Monday that The Pirate Bay must be blocked by all local Internet services providers, thereby cutting it off from a potential user base of over 50 million people. The ruling comes after a February decision that the site was infringing copyright in the...
Pirate Bay must be blocked in UK, High Court rules

China’s Great Firewall hasn’t stopped Facebook from attracting its largest developer community in Asia

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Facebook may be blocked in China but that hasn’t stopped the country rising to become the largest contributor of apps to the social network in Asia. As we wrote last week, Facebook is aiming to recruit the cream of China’s graduate talent pool, but its footprint there is larger than may...
China’s Great Firewall hasn’t stopped Facebook from attracting its largest developer community in Asia
Anti-SOPA veterans issue declaration of Internet freedom

Pirate Bay Block Initiates Streisand Cascade, Drives Record Traffic

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When the news broke that the UK's High Court ordered ISPs to censor the Pirate Bay, we (like many people) pointed out that the block would be largely ineffective. But for now, with the ISPs starting to implement their blocks (Virgin has theirs up and running) and the Pirate Bay...
Pirate Bay Block Initiates Streisand Cascade, Drives Record Traffic

Human Flesh Search Engines and DIY Groupons: Surprising Truths About China’s Netizens

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If you’re a headline skimmer and interested in tech, there’s a fair chance you have a fairly crude understanding of what Chinese people get up to online. They’re an Internet nation suffering under the weight of heavy-handed censorship, you might think. They’re mere followers of online behaviors and technologies developed...
Human Flesh Search Engines and DIY Groupons: Surprising Truths About China’s Netizens

'Irish Sopa' legislation passed despite robust opposition

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Ireland's hi-tech industry fears amended law, which could see websites subject to injunctions if copyrighted material was posted, may curb growth of online businessThe Irish government has passed into law controversial copyright legislation that internet freedom groups have called a new form of censorship.Seán Sherlock, the Labour minister for research...
'Irish Sopa' legislation passed despite robust opposition

Google Bangs on the Openness Drum Again

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Every so often, a Google executive whips out what the company thinks is its trump card: Openness. Some examples: Android open sourcing in 2011, Facebook contact importing in 2010, a grand manifesto on “The Meaning of Open” in 2009. The latest is Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who told the Guardian...
Google Bangs on the Openness Drum Again

TV Network Censors Journalist Who Criticized BitTorrent News Report

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Far beyond Bulgaria’s borders, millions of file-sharers worldwide are familiar with Zamunda and ArenaBG, the country’s largest and most famous BitTorrent trackers. Whenever online piracy is discussed in Bulgaria, it’s rare for these sites to avoid a mention. At the end of May a TV channel owned by Central European...
TV Network Censors Journalist Who Criticized BitTorrent News Report

Free market thinktank's website shut down in China

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Closure of Unirule website follows suspension of several leftist sites by Chinese authorities last monthA liberal thinktank in China that backs free markets has had its website closed for days, according to its co-founder, though its web administrator said it was for technical reasons.The shutdown of unirule.org.cn comes amid a...
Free market thinktank's website shut down in China

UK High Court rules that ISPs must block Pirate Bay as Internet advocacy groups cry censorship

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The UK High Court has ruled that the notorious filesharing site The Pirate Bay must be blocked by Internet service providers. Following a long campaign by the British Phonographic Society (BPI), UK ISPs Virgin Media,  TalkTalk, Sky, Everything Everywhere and O2 must stop their subscribers getting to the site. The...
UK High Court rules that ISPs must block Pirate Bay as Internet advocacy groups cry censorship

Al Gore and Sean Parker Blame TV and Money for Ruining Politics, and Say Social Media Ought to Fix It

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“Our democracy has been hacked,” said former U.S. vice president and investor Al Gore today at SXSW today. Serial Internet entrepreneur and investor Sean Parker prefers the term “co-opted,” but he agreed. “In the print era, when this country was founded, reason and truth and facts played a bigger role,”...
Al Gore and Sean Parker Blame TV and Money for Ruining Politics, and Say Social Media Ought to Fix It

Pakistan Torches National Firewall Plans

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The most ambitious net censorship project since China's Great Firewall is no more: Pakistan's Ministry of Information Technology has indicated that they are canceling plans for a 50 million+ URL net filtering regime.Earlier this week, the Pakistani government announced that they were canceling plans to build a national Internet filter...
Pakistan Torches National Firewall Plans

The Morning Lowdown 2-7-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  Yelp advertising is a rip-off for small advertisers (Venture Beat) »  Will Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) Kill Ratings For Pay Cable? (paidContent) »  Under Threat Of Being Blocked Google (NSDQ: GOOG), Facebook Comply With India’s New Internet Censorship Rules...
The Morning Lowdown 2-7-12
Pakistan backs away from proposed censorship system

Filmmaker: MPAA Is a Censorship Group, Go Torrent!

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Many independent filmmakers don’t see the MPAA as a group that represents their interests. On the contrary, the MPAA is often disliked for their aggressive censorship regime. Not SOPA-style Internet censorship but film censorship, allegedly used to protect the interests of the major studios. Aside from leading the war on...
Filmmaker: MPAA Is a Censorship Group, Go Torrent!

EU Parliament Wants Tighter Monitoring of Internet Censorship

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The European Parliament has called for new rules to monitor internet censorship by autocratic regimes....
EU Parliament Wants Tighter Monitoring of Internet Censorship
Social Media Festivals Come To Cuba

People Are Freaking Out Over A Conservative Whose Twitter Account Keeps Getting Shut Down

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Last night, the Twitter-verse erupted over Twitter's suspension of the account of conservative commentator Dana Loesch's husband, Chris Loesch. Now conservatives are targeting their culprits: "progressives" or "liberals" that reported his account. And they're even throwing out charges of Internet censorship by these groups. Loesch took to the conservative website...
People Are Freaking Out Over A Conservative Whose Twitter Account Keeps Getting Shut Down
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