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ACLU Marks Banned Websites Awareness Day with Report on LGBT Censorship in Schools

Public schools across the country are largely receptive to removing web filters that block educational content related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, according to a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Hacktivists Force Pause in Australian Net Censorship

At least one Australian ISP is wavering on plans to begin blocking illegal websites next month because of fear of reprisals from “internet vigilantes.” It came to light yesterday that despite a climbdown by the Australian government, four of the

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Posted in Human Rights

ISP-Imposed Censorship Coming to Australia Next Month

Two of Australia’s biggest ISPs (and telcos), Telstra and Optus, will commence “voluntary” censorship of 500 websites to defend against “child abuse”, even though the child abusers moved off the standard web a long time ago to a galaxy of

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Posted in Human Rights

This Week in Internet Censorship

Canadian Filtering Tool Used in Middle East Canadian company Netsweeper produces filtering software that is utilized by several countries to block web sites across various categories. In Yemen, popular blogging site Tumblr is blocked, due to Netsweeper’s categorization of the

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Posted in Human Rights

Arab Dictatorships Use McAfee and Other U.S. Technology to Censor Internet and Spy

Source: AllGov Authoritarian regimes in the Middle East have had plenty of help from American firms when it comes to censorship and spying on pro-democracy protestors. One of the biggest players is Intel-owned McAfee Inc., provider of content-filtering software used

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

ACLU Launches Initiative To Stop Unconstitutional Web Filtering Of LGBT Content In Schools

Source: eNews Park Forest NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union, in partnership with Yale Law School, has launched a campaign called “Don’t Filter Me” to assess censorship of web content in public high schools. The campaign asks students

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

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