All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘censorship’

Google, Twitter Can’t “Act Like a Policeman,” Says British AG

The attorney general of England doesn’t believe that Google and Twitter should have to “act like a policeman” when it comes to what users of the websites post and share, according to The Guardian. You might recall that last month a cadre of Members of Parliament declared quite the opposite by arguing that the British government should task Google with …

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Iran Still Planning To Launch A “Clean” Internet

We’ve been hearing for a while now that Iran’s government plans to shut down the Internet in general and, in its place, launch a national Internet that doesn’t include sites like Google or YouTube. For now, though, those plans seem to have no definite deadline as the Iranian authorities have come out denying that it plans to cut off the …

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Kuwaiti Man’s Tweets Get 7-Year Sentence, $18,000 Fine

If you’re a regular Twitter user, you’ve likely come across some inflammatory if not outright insulting tweets in your time. Some may be legitimate, some may be over the line – you may have even sent some of said tweets. However, depending on your culture, be careful how you use your 140 characters because in some regions of the world …

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Iran Blocks Access To London 2012 Olympics Site

In a move that is not that rare or at all unheard of, the theocratic government in charge of the Republic of Iran has blocked access to the official site for the 2012 Olympics in London, England for all of it’s citizens. “The blocking process in Iran is not related to a single specific organisation,” Nima Akbarpour, the presenter of …

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Hasidic Students Use Facebook, Get Slapped With $100 Fine

Facebook can certainly become a breeding ground for impropriety quicker than you can even spell “impropri–” but those lowbrow kicks usually don’t cost you anything. If you happen to attend an all-girl Hasidic school in a particular Brooklyn neighborhood, though, checking in on the site could land you a fine of one hundred cool ones. Beis Rivkah High School in …

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China Partially Lifts YouTube Ban – For A Few Minutes, Maybe

Soon after Apple CEO Tim Cook visited the company’s manufacturing facility in China, the Chinese government appears to have partially lifted the ban on YouTube. Meaning: Tim Cook should visit China more often. Actually, China’s authorities peeling back the blockade on YouTube likely had nothing to do with Apple’s CEO. While the Great Firewall has lessened its grip on the …

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Despite Ban, Pinterest Still Full Of “Self-Harming” Thinspo Content [UPDATED]

There’s a lot of stuff on the internet. This might sound obvious, and it is – but just think about how many different ideas are expressed throughout all the little nooks and crannies of the interwebs. It’s inevitable that some stuff out there is going to piss some people off. Some of the most recent types of content causing a …

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British MPs Want Google To Self-Censor Search Results

A gang of parliament members are currently trying to convince the British government to introduce legislation that would essentially charge Google with the herculean task of censoring search results from containing material that a court deems is a violation of somebody’s privacy. The Members of Parliament, or MPs, basically think Google controls the internet and have therefore published a how-to …

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Pakistan Scraps Firewall

Pakistan, a country which recently placed print ads to recruit non free-speech minded internet professionals for the “development, deployment and operation of a national level URL Filtering and Blocking System,” now says that it has scrapped its idea for the firewall. The Pakistani plan to block over 50 million URL’s would’ve put it up there with China and its Great …

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Indian ISPs Ordered To Block Over 100 Sites, SOPA Comparisons Raised

Nearly 400 Internet service providers in India have been ordered to block over 100 music sites by the Calcutta High Court. The Indian Music Industry (IMI) trade group (basically India’s version of the RIAA), which is made up of 142 music companies, has been pushing for such an order, and has now apparently gotten its wish. According to MeidaNama, a …

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At Least Five Major Web-Security Companies Will Not Help Pakistan Censor The Internet

At least five major companies offering information security products will not submit bids to the Pakistani government, which has been openly seeking an internet censor since February. San Diego-based Websense was one of the first to openly reject the offer, announcing in a March 2nd statement: “Websense will not submit a response to this request for proposal (RFP), and we …

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Infographic: The True Cost Of Piracy

Online piracy is a global problem in regards to both consumers and industry groups. Expensive media, low incomes and cheap digital technology are said to be the primary reasons for rampant media piracy. In 2010, the U.S. Government Accountability Office announced that previously estimated figures “could not be substantiated,” and the folks at Backgroundcheck.org have put together some figures: Via: …

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