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Digits from Asia: Blending Real and Virtual Worlds

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This week's Digits from Asia show features an exclusive interview with Chinese political blogger Michael Anti on China's Internet censorship, apps that bridge the real and virtual worlds and how a basketball coach's innovation made it to Hollywood....
Digits from Asia: Blending Real and Virtual Worlds
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt making private trip to North Korea

Anonymous India Calls for Non-violent Protests Against Censorship

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The Indian arm of Anonymous is planning what it describes as non-violent protests against Internet censorship in various Indian cities, after some Internet......
Anonymous India Calls for Non-violent Protests Against Censorship

Tech Companies Continue Protests After Russia Adopts Online 'censorship' Bill

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The Russian legislature's lower house on Wednesday adopted a bill that, according to tech companies in the country, could lead to Internet censorship....
Tech Companies Continue Protests After Russia Adopts Online 'censorship' Bill

Privacy in an Age of Public Living: Google and Tor

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In times of Internet censorship and governmental interference with citizen Web use, the need for private browsing has never been more apparent or more crucial to political processes. Perhaps in response to its woes in China, Google has reaffirmed its support of online anonymity for political purposes in a recent...
Privacy in an Age of Public Living: Google and Tor

Commotion Wireless: US government project that aims to kill censorship

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How Washington DC is aiming to help any smartphone user anywhere in the world outflank attempts to shut down web trafficFor more than a year, the intelligence services of various authoritarian regimes have shown an intense desire to know more about what goes on in an office building on L Street...
Commotion Wireless: US government project that aims to kill censorship

Russian Parliament's upper house approves Internet 'censorship' bill

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The upper house of the Russian Parliament passed a bill on Wednesday that the Russian IT industry believes has high potential to lead to Internet censorship....
Russian Parliament's upper house approves Internet 'censorship' bill

Is the School Spying on Your Child?

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Is the School Spying on Your Child? is a post from Chris PirilloAccording to a new lawsuit filed recently, the Lower Merion School District issued laptops to students, and then used the built-in webcams to spy on them. The school allegedly spied on the kids not only during school hours,...
Is the School Spying on Your Child?

Could The Special 301 Report Be Useful? Proposed Law Would Broaden It To Condemn Internet Censorship

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For years, we've highlighted the USTR's silly "Special 301" report, in which it lists out "naughty" countries who aren't doing enough to meet Hollywood and the Pharma industry's definitions of what intellectual property laws should look like. This is based on no real methodology, other than that each year, the...
Could The Special 301 Report Be Useful? Proposed Law Would Broaden It To Condemn Internet Censorship

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets excited Russian prime minister

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Tech-loving Dmitry Medvedev barely able to contain delight at meeting, which prompted anger from Russian bloggersA trip to McDonald's, a photo shoot on Red Square, and a chummy meeting with one of his biggest fans - it's all in a day's work for Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, who met...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg meets excited Russian prime minister

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

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Gets Nostalgic On Facebook

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Everyone loves sharing photos…even iron-fisted theocratic rulers bent on destroying the very freedom embodied by social networks. Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose government banned Facebook for inciting democratic protests, has created a page of his own with surprisingly sophisticated use of the Timeline. He even brought out his...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Gets Nostalgic On Facebook

Add Argentina To The List Of Countries Looking To Censor The Internet (For The Children, Of Course)

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We've noted that both Russia and China recently pushed for even more internet censorship, and both did so while claiming that it was really to "protect the children." Of course, lots of other countries are following suit. For example, Argentina is now considering a bill that appears to created a...
Add Argentina To The List Of Countries Looking To Censor The Internet (For The Children, Of Course)

Taiwan proposes China-style block on overseas Internet services that infringe copyright

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China is famous for its unique Internet censorship policy — known as the Great Firewall — which restricts content, and in particular sites and services from overseas, preventing its 500 million-plus Internet users from having free reign online. Now that policy could be duplicated in Taiwan, where officials have proposed...
Taiwan proposes China-style block on overseas Internet services that infringe copyright

Call for Ray Bradbury to be honoured with internet error message

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A new status code to reflect internet censorship could be named after Ray Bradbury's most famous novel, Fahrenheit 451Ray Bradbury's fiction looks set to enter the structure of the internet, after a software developer has proposed a new HTTP status code inspired by Fahrenheit 451.Tim Bray, a fan of Bradbury's...
Call for Ray Bradbury to be honoured with internet error message

[Video] Sexting, Censorship & Surface-to-Air Missiles

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Governments, citizens, media and tech companies are all wrestling with how to handle the hypernetworked future that's rushing in on us, and it's starting to get ugly. In this week's RWW Hangout, Dan, Eliot, Fruzsina, Jon and Ted tried to wrap their minds around Internet censorship, the relationship between...
[Video] Sexting, Censorship & Surface-to-Air Missiles

Tech companies continue protests after Russia adopts online 'censorship' bill

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The Russian legislature's lower house on Wednesday adopted a bill that, according to tech companies in the country, could lead to Internet censorship....
Tech companies continue protests after Russia adopts online 'censorship' bill

IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

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China is no stranger to Internet censorship. The country’s Great Firewall includes many well known sites, but up until now BitTorrent sites have never been blocked. There was a short blocking incident two years ago when Mininova, isoHunt and The Pirate Bay were hijacked and redirected to the leading Chinese...
IsoHunt Stuck Behind China’s Great Firewall

Turkish PM blasts Twitter and social media for spreading 'lies' during weekend protests

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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has blasted Twitter and social media in general for spreading rumors and “lies” this weekend as police clashed fought with protests in Istanbul and other cities. Erdogan went so far as calling social media “the curse of society today”. Demonstrators took over a square in Turkey’s capital...
Turkish PM blasts Twitter and social media for spreading 'lies' during weekend protests

Turkish protestors using encryption software to evade censors

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Facebook and Twitter reported to have been blocked in run-up to protests, with people turning to VPNs to broadcast contentMobile internet users in Turkey are routing around suspected censorship by its government by downloading software that encrypts and hides their connections to the outside world, as the unrest in the...
Turkish protestors using encryption software to evade censors

VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

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The narrative that international venture capitalists were looking to the Far East for the next big thing appears to have changed, as investments in China are down, both in terms of dollars and deals, as noted by the San Jose Mercury News. 2012 saw $3.7 billion dollars invested and 202 deals...
VC Interest in China Drops Due to Political and Economic Uncertainty

Congress Keeps Pushing Bad Copyright Bills: Senator Stabenow Wants To Expand Treasury/ICE To Go After 'Pirates'

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Update: Just as we published this, news came in that this amendment was rebuffed, but the point remains: Congress keeps trying to sneak in little favors to Hollywood every chance it gets. Congress continues to show that it learned absolutely nothing from the SOPA/PIPA mess earlier this year. While we've...
Congress Keeps Pushing Bad Copyright Bills: Senator Stabenow Wants To Expand Treasury/ICE To Go After 'Pirates'

Is Social Media Damaging To Government Control?

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March 12th was World Day Against Cyber Censorship, a campaign by Reporters without Borders intended to raise awareness of the power of the Internet to promote freedom of thought and speech. To mark this event, the international non-profit has released a list of “Enemies of the Internet“, holding nothing back...
Is Social Media Damaging To Government Control?

China is turning its ISPs into internet police

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China has long been a home to internet censorship, but it has been relatively lax until recently. Internet users have been able to easily and cheaply thwart the restrictions for years, but a number of concerning events show a trend toward more substantial censorship in the People’s Republic of China...
China is turning its ISPs into internet police

House bill argues that it's the US's role to "promote a global Internet free from government control"

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Today Representative Greg Walden, current chairman of the House Communications and Technology subcommittee, introduced a piece of draft legislation that lays out a series of policy points, and regulatory perspectives on the global Internet, and the role of the United States to both foster and protect it. As The Hill notes,...
House bill argues that it's the US's role to "promote a global Internet free from government control"

Excerpts: Google’s Testimony to Federal Commission on China

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Google’s director of public policy Alan Davidson is testifying this afternoon to the federal government’s Congressional-Executive Commission on China. Much of what he is saying about Google’s decision on China has been discussed before. But Mr. Davidson also plans to talk about Internet censorship as a trade issue and what...
Excerpts: Google’s Testimony to Federal Commission on China

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
Iran ‘celebrates’ 1979 revolution anniversary by blocking encrypted websites

Aaron Swartz, internet activist and co-founder of Reddit, dies at 26

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Advocate of freedom of information who faced trial over hacking allegations reported to have killed himself in New YorkAaron Swartz, a celebrated computer activist and co-founder of the popular internet community website Reddit, has died. It is believed that the 26-year-old killed himself in New York City on Friday.A committed...
Aaron Swartz, internet activist and co-founder of Reddit, dies at 26

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
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