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Twitter Blocked By Pakistan’s Government Due To ‘Blasphemous Content’

Social media has already proven that it’s one of the greatest bastions of free speech on the Internet. A lot of governments that don’t protect free speech hate social media because it’s so open. Countries like China block Twitter and Facebook because it allows people to be critical of the government. Pakistan has joined the ranks of countries that block …

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Apple Stops Censoring “Jailbreak” From iTunes And The App Store

Yesterday we brought you news that Apple had suddenly begun censoring the word “jailbreak” in its various stores. Visitors to the App Store or the iTunes Store who searched for “jailbreak” saw it replaced with “j*******k.” That, as you may know, is the kind of treatment Apple usually reserves for the kinds of words you don’t want your kids saying …

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#OpIndia Is Anonymous’ New Campaign Against Internet Censorship

Anonymous is kind of like a global Batman that uses a computer instead of batarangs to fight what they perceive as injustice. They have started up operations in various countries like China, but their newest campaign is pretty ambitious – #OpIndia. As the name implies, Anonymous is now attacking the Indian government. Why? They feel that the government is squashing …

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Matt Cutts Is Bummed Out by Iran’s Censorship

The saga of Iran’s affront on an open internet acquired another chapter today as the government’s telecommunications ministry has prohibited telephone operators, insurance firms, and local banks from using foreign-hosted email services to communicate with clients. In effect, this bans email clients like Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail – basically any email account with a domain that doesn’t end in .ir. One …

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Mozilla Slams Apple’s “Walled-Garden” Philosophy

Apple is undoubtedly good at what they do. They create products that appeal to a large audience and many people have said that products like the iPad make it easier for people to interact with technology. Mozilla says bollocks to all of that in a recent interview. Speaking to TechRadar, the company that Firefox built says that Apple is turning …

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Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, Attempts to Censor Its Users

Sina Weibo, the micro-blogging Chinese equivalent of Twitter, is preparing to issue new rules which dictate what its users can and cannot post to the site. Under what they’re calling a “user contract”, Sina Weibo will restrict individuals from posting content “that spreads rumors, disrupts social order, or destroys social stability.” The agreement also states that users cannot employ “oblique …

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Iran Filter Backfires, Blocks Khamenei’s Fatwa on Antifiltering

The Irani government’s aggressive mission to censor internet access within the country took a turn toward irony yesterday when it filtered out a message from Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The censored message? Khamenei’s fatwa against the use of antifiltering tools in Iran. Radio Free Europe reports that Khamenei’s fatwa was blocked from Iranian websites a mere 30 hours …

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Facebook Dislikes It When You’re Not Making Positive Contributions

It’s no secret that Facebook is probably never going to implement a Dislike button despite the fact that people have been clamoring for one for years. The very premise is against Facebook’s general modus operandi of seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses. If you use Facebook, then only your positive interactions will be reinforced and your negative ones, well… actually, …

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Vimeo, Pirate Bay Blocked in Parts of India

The trial in India against Google and Facebook for failing to censor allegedly offensive content on their social networks in that country has been again postponed, and now there are reports that video hosting site Vimeo, along with torrent sharing sites like the Pirate Bay have been blocked on a certain Indian ISP. The Department of Telecom in India has …

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The Pirate Bay Is Doing Well In The UK After ISP Block

We reported Monday on the UK’s absurd attempt to stop copyright infringement by blocking access to The Pirate Bay. Nobody was going to lose any sleep over the matter since tips on how to get around the blocks went up immediately after the court’s ruling. If anybody thinks the tactic is going to slow down piracy, they’re only fooling themselves …

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China Censors Weibo Amid Rise of Political Rumors

Rumors of a coup and a scandal linking a top Chinese official to corruption and murder have prompted China’s government to shut down several accounts on the country’s ultra-popular Twitter-like site, Sina Weibo. Authorities are said to have shut down the accounts of users allegedly associated with spreading rumors that a military coup was underway in Beijing last month. Additionally, …

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Iran, Syria Receive New Sanctions for Using Technology Against Protesters

The White House announced an executive order today that details new sanctions on Iran and Syria due to each country’s use of technology for the cause of human rights abuse. The sanctions include a provision to ban U.S. visas against specific individuals, companies, or other entities who have employed technology in order to perpetuate the abuse of human rights. The …

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