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Chinese government orders Apple to remove 'obscene content' from its App Store

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As a part of a sweep that cited some 198 websites, China government officials directed Apple to remove obscene content listed in its App Store in the country. Apple recently faced criticism about, and eventually apologized for, its warranty policy in China. The Financial Times reported an app was...
Chinese government orders Apple to remove 'obscene content' from its App Store

VIDEO: The rise of Qatar's digital media

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Digital media is on the rise in Qatar as state-run news channels come into criticism for their slow and uninformative coverage of a recent shopping mall fire....
VIDEO: The rise of Qatar's digital media

China: We Are in Talks With Google. Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google

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Like so many of its services, Google’s so-called “New Approach to China” appears to be in perpetual beta. Though Google (GOOG) has said repeatedly that it is in discussions with Chinese officials about its plans to end censorship of its search results in the country, the Chinese govenment claims Google...
China: We Are in Talks With Google. Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google

Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist

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Claims that law aimed at blacklisting websites devoted to drugs, suicide and paedophilia is being used as a censorship toolRussian internet users warned on Monday that a new law aimed at blacklisting websites devoted to drug use, suicide promotion and paedophilia was being used as a tool for censorship after...
Censorship row over Russian internet blacklist

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

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Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week. The bill would create a national registry of blacklisted sites that contained child pornography, extremist ideas, and suicide- or drug-related content. Many of the bill's opponents say Duma Bill 89417-6 (titled "On protection of children...
SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites
Anonymous hacks North Korea's Flickr & Twitter accounts

Anonymous Hacks Official North Korean Social Media Accounts

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As the world waits in bated breath and watches Pyongyang to make good on its nuclear threats, the hacker collective Anonymous has made its own move in the increasingly cyber conflict between North Korea and the world.  On Tuesday, the group claimed to have stolen 15,000 passwords from the communist...
Anonymous Hacks Official North Korean Social Media Accounts

Apple’s Tim Cook meets with China’s vice premier Li Keqiang

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook met with China’s vice premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday, solidifying ties in one of the company’s fastest-growing markets. Cook met with Li to discuss intellectual property issues. According to the state-run news agency Xinhua, Cook and Li discussed how the Chinese government could work with...
Apple’s Tim Cook meets with China’s vice premier Li Keqiang

Medical Crowdfunding Site Watsi Becomes Y Combinator's First Nonprofit Startup

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The closely watched startup program Y Combinator said today it was backing peer-to-peer medical funding site Watsi, its first nonprofit investment after eight years and hundreds of startups. “I’ve never been so excited about anything we’ve funded,” wrote Y Combinator chief Paul Graham wrote in a post about Watsi today....
Medical Crowdfunding Site Watsi Becomes Y Combinator's First Nonprofit Startup

China’s state-run People’s Daily news site in $84 million IPO move (as Chairman Mao rolls in his grave)

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The online arm of People’s Daily, China’s state-run news agency, has launched an initial public offering (IPO) in Shanghai. The move is aimed at raising funds to develop its editorial team, technology and delivery to mobile, as it looks to better rival Sina, 163 and others. Reuters reports that the company will set its...
China’s state-run People’s Daily news site in $84 million IPO move (as Chairman Mao rolls in his grave)

Foxconn Riots Halt Apple Production

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A workers' riot at a Foxconn Technologies factory in China has stopped production at the facility, which supplies many of the world's major tech companies, including Apple. Police were reportedly sent in to the factory in the central Chinese city of Taiyuan after a riot broke out Sunday, leaving an unknown...
Foxconn Riots Halt Apple Production

China's latest porn crackdown sees 225 websites, 4,000 channels and 30,000 blogs shuttered

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Chinese authorities have continued their war against online porn after closing down 225 websites, 4,000 Web channels and columns, and 30,000 blogs and microblogs which stood accused of “disseminating obscene and vulgar information”. The People’s Daily — one of a number of government-run news outlets — reported the news via...
China's latest porn crackdown sees 225 websites, 4,000 channels and 30,000 blogs shuttered
Syrian internet access restored, state-run news says 'optic cable malfunction' caused outage
What's Good for the Pope is Good for the Ayatollah: Khameini Joins Facebook

China: We Are in Talks With Google. Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google [Digital Daily]

digitaldaily.allthingsd.com
Like so many of its services, Google’s so-called “New Approach to China” appears to be in perpetual beta. Though Google (GOOG) has said repeatedly that it is in discussions with Chinese officials about its plans to end censorship of its search results in the country, the Chinese govenment claims Google...
China: We Are in Talks With Google. Also, We Are Not in Talks With Google [Digital Daily]
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