All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘censorship’

Google Provides ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Update

Google Provides ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Update

Google shared some new numbers related to the “right to be forgotten,” ruling, which has led to individuals requesting URL removals from search results. For all the background on that, peruse our coverage here. The stats appear on Google’s Transparency Report, where Google now claims to have evaluated for removal 1,234,092 URLs. The total number of requests it has seen …

Read More

Nicole Arbour Ingintes Controversy With Fat-Shaming Video, Comedian Gets Censored By YouTube

Comedian and YouTube celebrity, Nicole Arbour , spoke her mind about obesity in a YouTube video titled, Dear Fat People and got her YouTube channel temporarily suspended on Saturday. ICYMI: People aren’t too happy with comedian Nicole Arbour right now: http://t.co/0YddTyWpbX pic.twitter.com/DZEKPmJyVx — Entertainment Weekly (@EW) September 7, 2015 Arbour claims in her video that “fat-shaming is not a thing.” …

Read More

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit Will Block Content in Certain Countries, Has Already Done So in Germany and Russia

Reddit has confirmed that it will locally block content if it receives a “valid request from and authorized entity.” The policy confirmation comes after the company blocked a specific thread about growing psychoactive mushrooms in Russia. The country’s Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, Roskomnadzor, temporarily banned reddit earlier in the week. Blocking the specific post …

Read More

Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

Russia Unblocks Reddit After Dustup over Shroom Post

On Wednesday afternoon, Russia added reddit to its registry of blocked sites. And as of early Thursday morning, reddit has been removed from the blocked sites list. After warning that it was considering it, Roskomnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media, sent out the order to block reddit on August 12th. The government was …

Read More

Lynn Anderson, Singer Of 70s Hit ‘Rose Garden’, Dies at 67

Lynn Anderson, singer of the 70s classic hit (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden, died July 30 at a hospital in Nashville at the age of 67. According to her publicist, Lynn Anderson died of cardiac arrest. A fixture in the 1970s country music scene, the young Lynn Anderson garnered attention as a young singer on “The Lawrence Welk …

Read More

Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Today, Apple launched Apple Music to the world. And Apple’s always on, “progressive” radio station Beats 1 is currently censoring the music it plays worldwide. Apple, who gave Dr. Dre a “senior role” in the company when it acquired his Beats company last year, is bleeping out curse words in songs from The Chronic. “Beats 1 is a place for …

Read More

Reddit Unveils New Anti-Harassment Policy, But What Does It Actually Do?

Reddit, a site that’s basically run by volunteer moderators with minimal tinkering from the higher-ups, says it’s going to get more serious about dealing with harassment. “We have been looking closely at the conversations on reddit and at personal safety. We’ve always encouraged freedom of expression by having a mostly hands-off approach to content shared on our site. Volunteer moderators …

Read More

Facebook Smartly Adds Warnings to Graphic Videos

When it comes to dealing with violent and/or potentially offensive content, Facebook has made a lot of missteps. Now, the biggest social network in the world is looking to find a satisfactory medium between a completely hands-off approach and stifling gatekeeping that would (and has in the past) elicited cries of censorship. Facebook is beginning to show warnings on top …

Read More

Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous?

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, which as of earlier this year, now looks at URL removal requests from the highly-publicized Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. The inventor of the World Wide Web recently spoke out against the ruling, calling it dangerous. Meanwhile, the requests continue to roll in, and other parts of the world may start …

Read More

Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA, Censor The Internet

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood. Google is referring to the campaign as “ZombieSOPA,” and has started a campaign of its own: Let's defeat online …

Read More

‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Dangerous, According To Web’s Inventor

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against the current situation is none other than Tim Berners-Lee, the guy responsible for the World Wide Web. Via CNET: “This …

Read More

Amy Schumer Makes “Pussy” Okay On Comedy Central

It is now okay to say “pussy” on Comedy Central. All thanks to Amy Schumer, of Inside Amy Schumer fame, as well as the show’s executive producers. During the second season, the slang for female genitalia became a point of contention due to the fact that “dick” and other terms for the male sex organ are used freely in other …

Read More

Regarding James Foley, Should Twitter Decide What You See?

Twitter is absolutely, one-hundred percent, within its right to remove whatever content they deem to be in violation of its rules and terms of service. Twitter can do this, and you’re not allowed to cry free speech! Twitter is not your government, and you are not guaranteed the right to freely express yourself on the social network. Twitter is a …

Read More

Telegraph, Like Wikipedia, Keeps List Of Articles ‘Forgotten’ By Google

The “right to be forgotten” mess continues to get even messier. At least one newspaper is actually removing articles that have been removed from Google because of the law, from its own site, while also writing articles about removing such articles. So here’s an example of not only why the law is inherently flawed, but also of how much time …

Read More

Google On Complexity Of ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

As previously reported, Google (as well as Microsoft and Yahoo) attended a meeting last week with EU regulators to discuss the “right to be forgotten” ruling and the search engines’ approach to handling it. Each of the companies was given a questionnaire (via The New York Times), asking about various aspects of their practices related to complying with the ruling. …

Read More

Google Announces ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tour 2014

Google has released a schedule for presentations from “experts” on the “right to be forgotten,” which will take place throughout the fall. Consider it Google’s Right to be Forgotten Tour 2014 (I hope there are t-shirts). The company recently announced the formation of its Advisory Council on the subject, which stems from a ruling by the Court of Justice of …

Read More

EU To Hold Meeting On ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Next Week

It doesn’t seem like the whole mess that is the “right to be forgotten” is going to be thoroughly sorted out anytime soon, as regulators in Europe are now taking issue with Google’s implementation of the rules it is being forced to adopt. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the EU privacy officials have called a meeting for next …

Read More

Google Acknowledges What A Mess This Is

The whole “right to be forgotten” thing is an absolute mess, and Google knows it. Google always knew it would be, which is why it always opposed the concept, but now it has no choice but to comply with law. The company is still being vocal in its opposition, while also trying to make people understand the difficult job it’s …

Read More

As Google Begins to Forget, Do You Really Have a ‘Right to Be Forgotten’?

The internet doesn’t forget. Ask anyone who’s been punished by the brutal truth of the web. The internet doesn’t care that you didn’t really mean what you said in that tweet. The internet doesn’t care that you were super drunk in college and that was a one time thing. The internet doesn’t care that you’re a different person now, and …

Read More

Facebook Frees the Nipple, Relaxes Breastfeeding Policy

If you’re a mother who wants to post photos of you breastfeeding your child on Facebook, the company has finally decided that it’s a-ok in their book. Well, in the majority of cases. Facebook has made a slight alteration to their policy on breastfeeding photos. In a help post asking Does Facebook allow photos of mothers breastfeeding?, Facebook has changed …

Read More

Google To Include ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Requests In Transparency Report

The Court of Justice of the European Union recently ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests for search results to be deleted in what has become known as the “right to be forgotten”. Google then made a request tool available, and immediately started averaging about 10,000 requests per day. That number may dwindle a bit once the …

Read More

Jeff Dunham Forced to Censor His Act in Malaysia

Despite past controversy and the ire of many other comedians, Jeff Dunham continues to draw huge crowds across the U.S. and the world. The comedian, best known for using ventriloquist puppets as part of his act, has now run up against government censorship due to his caricature of Islam. Dunham, who most recently drew crowds to his “All Over the …

Read More

Report: Google To Have ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Tool Up In 2 Weeks

Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that Google and other search engines must take requests from people for search results to be deleted. It’s up to the search engines to determine whether or not to comply with such requests. If Google, for example, feels there is a legitimate reason for a particular result to …

Read More

Google May Have To Delete Search Results When Requested

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Google and other search engines must delete search results at people’s request in some cases, and it’s up to the search engines to determine when to comply. If an agreement can’t be reached between the search engine and the person requesting the deletion of information, then they’ll have to …

Read More

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

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 RPG. At least, South Park fans outside of Europe will be able to. A review guide for Stick of Truth …

Read More

FCC Wants Greater Control Of The News

The Federal Communications Commission is planning on conducting a study to determine how news outlets decide what topics to take up. It sounds simple and innocent enough, but many are critical about the move on speculations that it is the government’s way of elbowing itself into newsrooms. When questioned about government surveillance of the media, FCC chair Tom Wheeler stated …

Read More

Bing Says It’s Not Censoring Chinese Search Results In The U.S.

If you know anything about the Internet, you’re well aware of the Great Firewall of China. The country polices what its citizens can and can not see on the Internet which means search engines wanting to operate in the country must censor their own results. Bing, being a search engine that operates in China, must censor its results like everybody …

Read More

Should Google Be Forced To Filter Search Results?

There are a lot of people out there with things in their past that they’re not proud of. Sometimes those things make there way to the Internet and do a great deal of damage to their reputation. This stuff comes up when people search on Google, and Google traditionally has not removed such content unless required to do so by …

Read More

Cubans Using Thumb Drives to Exchange Information

Citizens of the Republic of Cuba remain mostly disconnected from the internet in the communist country, though have been inventive in finding ways to access and exchange information online. The Republic of Cuba, along with China, Laos and Vietnam, is one of the world’s four remaining socialist states espousing communism. Whereas China has a great firewall, Cuba plainly has little …

Read More

Former Formula One Head Wants Google To Remove Results Showcasing Infamous Orgy

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 on the Internet, and he wants it out of Google’s index, but Google doesn’t readily remove results unless legally required …

Read More

Page 3 of 6«12345»...Last »