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‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ Censored For Europe

‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ Censored For Europe

By Sean Patterson February 25, 2014

The release of South Park: The Stick of Truth is only one week away. After a year of delays and teases, South Park fans will finally be able to see the series translated in all of its glory into an …

Google In Court Again Over Non-Removal Of Results Google In Court Again Over Non-Removal Of Results
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Google went to court in France on Wednesday because of a suit filed by Max Mosley, former head of Formula One racing. The battle is similar to others Google has fought in the past. There is undesirable content about Mosley …

Google May Face Full Pakistan Block Google May Face Full Pakistan Block
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Pakistan’s new IT and telecommunications minister has a problem. She wants to end to longstanding ban on Google’s YouTube, but she also needs assurances that Google will work to block “blasphemous and objectionable” materials from the world’s most popular video …

Is Facebook Getting 'Freedom Of Expression' Right? Is Facebook Getting 'Freedom Of Expression' Right?
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Facebook has recently taken some heat over its approach to content on the social network that depicts, glorifies and/or trivializes violence against women. Groups like Women, Action and The Media, The Everyday Sexism Project, and no doubt countless other individuals, …

Is Google Censoring Users Too Heavily? Is Google Censoring Users Too Heavily?
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Now that the chosen few have had time to play around for Google Glass for a bit, many are noticing some unexpected restrictions. Specifically, the voice-to-text system, which is the primary way to interact with the device, does not accept …

Pakistan's Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting Pakistan's Mobiilink Offers Free Tweeting

Whenever a country that has a history of internet censorship gains better access to one of the internet’s most important tools, it’s big news. And that’s exactly what has happened today. Starting today, Pakistan’s largest provider of cellular services has …

Change.org Shares Google Reader Petition Stats Change.org Shares Google Reader Petition Stats

It didn’t take long after Google announced that it is killing off Google Reader to realize how much the product will be missed by quite a few people. Even the alternatives are having trouble keeping up with the demand from …

Vine and Porn Part Ways for All Intents and Purposes Vine and Porn Part Ways for All Intents and Purposes

Vine, Twitter’s hot new 6-second video app with a porn problem, no longer really has a porn problem. Yesterday afternoon, Vine began to block certain porn-related tag searches. Trying to search for #porn? Sorry, you’re out of luck. What about …

Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches Vine Starts Censoring Porn-Related Tag Searches

In a move that’s hard to say wasn’t expected, Twitter’s new six-second video sharing app Vine has begun to filter out some porn-related searches. No longer can you search for the tags #porn, #boobs, #dick, #sex and many other NSFW …

It's Been a Good Year for Unnecessary Censorship It's Been a Good Year for Unnecessary Censorship

Every week, Jimmy Kimmel pays tribute gives a giant f**k you to the FCC with his segment “This Week in Unnecessary Censorship.” A well-placed bleep and a pixellation can make even the most innocent phrases sounds absolutely filthy, as is …

Google More Transparent About DMCA Takedowns Google More Transparent About DMCA Takedowns

Google does a lot of work for copyright holders in the US. Under the DMCA, Google has to delete infringing links from its search results. It used to be not such a bad job, but now the search giant is …

Censoring The Internet Won't Stop Terrorism Censoring The Internet Won't Stop Terrorism
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Terrorists are on the Internet. It’s just a fact. Just like you and I, members of radical fringe groups use the Internet to communicate ideas and spread information. It’s hard to combat the message when it’s online due to the …

This Photo of an Elbow Is Too Hot for Facebook This Photo of an Elbow Is Too Hot for Facebook

In the past, we’ve been pretty critical of Facebook’s breast phobia (and its policies relating to nudity and content removal in general). As you may know, Facebook mostly outsources its policing of content. This, coupled with the sheer volume of …

Google Products Blocked In China Google Products Blocked In China
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Google saw its services blocked in China on Friday. GreatFire.org, which monitors Chinese Internet censorship, says it’s the first time since it started tracking it back in February of last year, that this has happened. The block reportedly includes google.com, …

Egypt Goes Forward With Plan To Block Porn Sites Egypt Goes Forward With Plan To Block Porn Sites

Censorship is a tricky subject. It’s especially bad when said censorship is taking a place in a country without proper protections for free speech and expression. One of those countries is Egypt where the government has just banned online porn. …

Twitter Now Shows You When They've Yanked a Tweet Twitter Now Shows You When They've Yanked a Tweet

Twitter has just made a significant change in their privacy policy that they say will increase transparency across the site. Now, instead of removing tweets flagged with a DMCA copyright notice, they are simply “withholding” them. Twitter will normally respond …

Twitter Blocks Neo-Nazi Account in Germany Twitter Blocks Neo-Nazi Account in Germany
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As of right now, there are tweets floating around that everyone in the world can access except the residents of a single country – and it was Twitter’s doing. In a move of local censorship, Twitter has apparently blocked German …