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Internet Censorship: Dark Musings #46 – Anti Free-Speech Assault on Twitter

DarkBrain Comics

Written by Andrew Zar of DarkBrain Comics – Re-Published by permission. I’ve always been proud of Twitter and Tumblr – they promote free speech – while other Internet titans (Google, Apple, FaceBook) actually aggressively suppress free speech.  It is a

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Police Who Illegally Broke Into Gizmodo Journalist’s House Deride Seized E-mails as “Juvenile”

Written By Matt Zimmerman The saga of the lost iPhone prototype — the 2010 incident at least, not the most recent one — has finally concluded. On Tuesday, Brian Hogan (who allegedly found the iPhone 4 prototype in a Redwood

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #16 Sweatshops in China Are Making Your iPods While Workers Suffer

Apple’s suppliers such as Foxconn, Dafu and Lian Jian Technology routinely violate China’s “Law on the Prevention and Control of Occupational Diseases.”  Several manufacturers replaced alcohol with n-hexane, which is used to clean parts.  It is a chemical that works

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Apple Bans App That Shows Electronics’ Blood Trail

By Kristen Gwynne | Sourced from AlterNet Phone Story is a funny game with a not-so-funny message.  By allowing players to assume the roles of technology’s manufacturers, it teaches players a lesson or two in the life-cycle of Apple products

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Apple Blocks Emails for Objectionable Content

Apple has been silently deleting outgoing mail that contains unacceptable words and phrases. What sorts of words and phrases? Good question! Apple won’t say. It definitely doesn’t like political yammering. Shut up, hippies. One email that has repeatedly triggered a

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Apple’s Orwellian Censorship Patent

Earlier today it was brought to TMV’s attention that Apple is developing software that is capable of sensing when someone is trying to record a live event and then switching off the devices camera. It has been suggested that this

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Seoul Police Raid Google Offices Over Personal Data Collection

Police in South Korea have raided local offices of Google Incorporated in what they say is a search for evidence that Google’s mobile advertising arm has been illegally collecting private data. Police said members of their cyber unit conducted the

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Freedom Sacrificed for an Easy Life, in Apple’s Brave New World

Source: Index on Censorship   Apple should be part of the open online society, rather than the architects behind a system of control, argues Bill Thompson Welcome to the Brave New World of the Macintosh App Store, where Big Brother

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Has Apple Taken Censorship of iPad Apps and Partners Too Far?

Source: Tainted Green – By Ryan Roff The days of cutting 500,000 trees down just to produce the Sunday paper are soon coming to an end. Consumers, more than ever, are turning to electronic devices like the iPad and Amazon

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Apple App Continues to Censor Playboy Despite Hefner’s Tweets

Source: Technology.gather.com – By Christine Zibas Apple has taken its position, and it’s sticking to it. No nude images for the iPad, despite what Hugh Hefner might say. While there will be an iPad app for the magazine Playboy, it

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