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Internet Censorship: China’s Internet Censors for Sale

China Censors

Written by Danny O’Brien – Re-published from eff.org (Creative Commons) What happens when a country’s government censors the entirety of its domestic web, with no oversight or transparency? It turns out that politicians aren’t the only ones with an interest

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Posted in Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Internet Censorship: Study Shows How SOPA/PIPA Will Harm Investment In Key Innovations

Harvard Business School professor Josh Lerner (who has done fantastic research in the past on problems with the patent system) appears to have turned his attention to copyright law as well. A new report he has put out shows how

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #18 Monsanto Tries to Benefit from Haiti’s Earthquake

In May 2010, six months after an earthquake destroyed Haiti, the American multinational Monsanto donated the country 60 tons of corn and vegetable hybrid seed. The United States International Development Agency (USAID) took charge of the seed distribution. A month

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

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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Posted in Human Rights

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #1. THE REAL STORY BEHIND OUR ECONOMIC CRISIS

We have been told that factors such as the over-regulation of business and the “declining moral fiber of the American worker” caused the worst economic crisis since the depression. However, testifying before the California Senate Committee on Industrial Relations, a

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #14. LEARNING FROM THE PAST: THE GREAT TRANSPORTATION CONSPIRACY

Our national dependency on the automobile has contributed to air pollution, the national trade imbalance, inflations, the deaths of 50,000 Americans annually, disabling injuries to millions more, and billions of dollars annually in lost wages and medical expenses. It also

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #24. THE FINAL BATTLE TO SAVE WILD AMERICA

As never before in the history of the United States have so many of its ecosystems been threatened with disruption. The lands in trouble include almost every type of natural ecosystem found in the Lower 48 states. We are finally

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Australia’s NBN Co. is the Trojan for Internet Censorship

Source: Independent Media Centre Australia Why on earth would the government commit billions of dollars so that Australians can be on an even playing field with international competitors? Isn’t that the whole point of the internet; the fact that it

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

The Gentle Touch of Censorship

Source: The National – By Ben Flanagan The censorship of films and TV series is now so sophisticated it is not noticeable, says Karim Daoud, the chief executive of Intigral in Dubai. The digital media company, which provides digital TV

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Censorship in KGB Jail Verges on Insanity

Source: Charter97.org Relatives of political prisoners are not allowed to pass greeting cards to the jail. This decision was announced on February 23, when wives and mothers of KGB detainees tried to pass their relatives greeting cards among other things.

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Posted in Human Rights

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