Monthly Archives: June 2011

How Hacker Activists Are Risking Jail for Everyone’s Right to Internet Freedom

Since WikiLeaks, authorities have been more aggressive about arresting citizen cyber activists. Yet new actions by the biggest “hacktivists” show they’re willing to risk it. Last week, British authorities arrested an alleged member of the self-proclaimed “hacktivist” collective LulzSec, accusing

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Burma Orders Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party to Halt Political Activity

The Burmese political organization led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it has been ordered to halt all political activities. A spokesman for the National League for Democracy told says the group is considering its response to the order, which

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Burma Expels Hollywood Actress Michelle Yeoh Before Suu Kyi Film Release

Officials in Burma said Tuesday that actress Michelle Yeoh was deported when she tried to visit the country last week. Yeoh, who won international fame as a Chinese spy in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, plays Aung

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China’s Cloud Districts Offer Censorship-Free Area – For Foreigners

The city of Chongqing will be the first in China to see the debut of a “cloud district,” or, to give it its official name, an “International Offshore Cloud Computing Special Management District.” This area in an industrial city in

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New Tricks Stars Slam TV Censorship

The stars of BBC police drama New Tricks have criticised television “censorship” – saying that the broadcaster is “terrified” of causing offence. An eighth series of the BBC1 show, featuring Amanda Redman, Alun Armstrong, Dennis Waterman and James Bolam as

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US Supreme Court Strikes Down Violent Video Game Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the video game industry, saying states cannot ban the sale or rental of violent games to children because doing so would violate free speech rights. In its 7-2 decision Monday, the

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Senate Bill 978 – Get Felony Charge & Thrown In Jail for “Illegal Streaming”

Efforts to harness law enforcement resources in the service of copyright enforcement continue apace. Last Thursday, the so-called “illegal streaming” bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee (although that’s still some way away from becoming law). The bill would increase criminal

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US Seeks ‘Shadow’ Internet, Mobile Networks in Repressive Countries

Technology Special Report We reported last week on projects by the Obama administration to increase Internet freedom around the world. Alec Ross, a senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, recently discussed these efforts with VOA‘s Persian News Network.

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Chinese Dissident Released From Prison

Prominent Chinese dissident Hu Jia has been reunited with his family after serving a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for inciting subversion. But his wife says she fears an existing health condition may have worsened because of his long jail term. Zeng

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Huge Victory for Same-Sex Couples: New York State Approves Same-Sex Marriage

New York has legalized same sex marriage, making it the sixth U.S state to do so.   Gay rights advocates call the vote a major victory in their quest for equality. The New York State Senate approved the legislation Friday night

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