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Turkish government blocks Reddit
Turkish government blocks Reddit
The Turkish government has blocked access to Reddit, once again bringing harsh censorship in the nation. All the government had to say was ...... 14 Nov 2015 - 5 comments
China has begun blocking VPN services
China has begun blocking VPN services
According to experts and major tech companies, China has begun blocking VPN services that allow users to browse more anonymously and to avoid ...... 24 Jan 2015 - 2 comments
Is your country censoring your browsing? Try out PirateSnoop
Is your country censoring your browsing? Try out PirateSnoop
If you live in a country where censorship is prevalent, PirateSnoop hopes to save the day. PirateSnoop is a bundle package of SRWare Iron ...... 18 Jan 2015
ISP tweaks porn block to unblock TorrentFreak
ISP tweaks porn block to unblock TorrentFreak
Sky, an Internet provider in the UK, has tweaked its pornography filter to allow access to the TorrentFreak news website. It emerged that ...... 08 Jan 2014
Court orders 21 pirate sites blocked
Court orders 21 pirate sites blocked
Internet Service Providers must block 21 more websites linked to Internet piracy, according to a court order in the UK. The new group of ...... 30 Oct 2013 - 7 comments
Finnish court: It is alright to censor a website that criticizes censorship
Finnish court: It is alright to censor a website that criticizes censorship
The Supreme Administrative Court in Finland ruled today that Finnish police didn't break the law when a famous anti-censorship website was added ...... 26 Aug 2013 - 14 comments
Worried about censorship? Pirate Bay unveils new PirateBrowser
Worried about censorship? Pirate Bay unveils new PirateBrowser
The Pirate Bay has taken a stand against censorship, releasing their own "PirateBrowser." PirateBrowser is a mix of the Tor client (Vidalia), ...... 11 Aug 2013 - 6 comments
China lifts its long standing ban on IMDB
China lifts its long standing ban on IMDB
Movie fans in China were delighted this week when the state censors unblocked IMDB, the world's largest movie and actor database. The site ...... 09 Mar 2013
Finland in pornography censorship debate
Finland in pornography censorship debate
Calls inspired by Icelandic block of violent material. Finnish Minister for Justice, Anna-Maja Henriksson (pictured), is backing extending ...... 07 Feb 2013 - 5 comments
How the ITU is leading the way to the 20th century
How the ITU is leading the way to the 20th century
You are likely already aware of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) which opened in Dubai on Monday. This two week ...... 05 Dec 2012 - 8 comments
Google rejects porn filters
Google rejects porn filters
Google says proposals would be a "mistake." It took part in a debate in Hertfordshire over whether ISPs should do what mobile networks do ...... 24 May 2012 - 3 comments
Report slams mobile Internet censorship in UK
Report slams mobile Internet censorship in UK
Report details widespread over-blocking. Mobile Internet services in the UK are subject to child protection filters that block pornographic ...... 16 May 2012
France: It is now illegal to visit terrorist Web sites
France: It is now illegal to visit terrorist Web sites
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made it illegal for French citizens to visit Web sites that encourage terrorism or hate crimes. The ...... 24 Mar 2012 - 13 comments
Wikipedia joins January 18 SOPA/PIPA protest
Wikipedia joins January 18 SOPA/PIPA protest
With all the reports of many measures in SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) being opposed publicly by a growing number of Washington politicians, ...... 16 Jan 2012 - 16 comments
Reddit to go dark for 12 hours in protest of SOPA/PIPA
Reddit to go dark for 12 hours in protest of SOPA/PIPA
The Reddit community has been on the front lines of the fight against SOPA and PIPA, the US anti-piracy bills which have been widely criticized ...... 11 Jan 2012 - 10 comments
Influential US legislator bows to Reddit pressure and speaks out against SOPA
Influential US legislator bows to Reddit pressure and speaks out against SOPA
Members of the online community Reddit, often referred to as redditors, have notched another minor victory in the war against SOPA, the widely ...... 09 Jan 2012 - 8 comments
GoDaddy customers transfer more than 32,000 domains in 36 hours
GoDaddy customers transfer more than 32,000 domains in 36 hours
The number of domains transferred away from GoDaddy yesterday as part of Move Your Domain Day may not have a long term effect on the company's ...... 30 Dec 2011 - 8 comments
GoDaddy continues backpedalling on SOPA support as domain name exodus continues
GoDaddy continues backpedalling on SOPA support as domain name exodus continues
Even after releasing a statement saying they no longer support SOPA, the US anti-piracy bill opposed by just about everyone familiar with it, ...... 27 Dec 2011 - 8 comments
Pakistan looking to censor texting
Pakistan looking to censor texting
The Pakistani government has announced this week that it will begin to censor texting in the nation. If ultimately successful, the move will ...... 22 Nov 2011 - 5 comments
Over 100 law professors protest SOPA / E-PARASITE bill
Over 100 law professors protest SOPA / E-PARASITE bill
More than 100 noted US law professors have signed an open letter to the US House of Representatives protesting the SOPA bill (formerly E-PARASITE) ...... 16 Nov 2011 - 18 comments
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