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‘Anonymous’ Hackers Vow to ‘Kill’ Facebook – November 5th

In a YouTube message from the collective that hacked the Syrian Ministry of Defense website Sunday, Anonymous says it will “kill” Facebook on November 5th, one day before election day, for the sake of “privacy.” Calling out Facebook for selling

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Facebook Loses “Cool Points” – Censoring Art Getting Ridiculous

Did you know that the CBS Morning Show, Twitter, the local art gallery, and high school art class are way cooler than Facebook? Well, they are, and here is why. Andrew Zar, owner of Dark Brain Comics (darkbrain.com), has had

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Arrests of Twitter Users & New Filtering

Pakistan In Pakistan, where substantial online and offline censorship already exist, reports have emerged that users of the ISP Mobilink must add proxy 10.215.2.32 port 3128 to browse the Internet, resulting in censorship of key words and phrases in search

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Google Censorship Initiative Thwarted by ‘Gee! No Evil!’ Add-On

Earlier this year Google launched a piracy blacklist and began filtering keywords from its Instant and Autocomplete services. A necessary measure to counter online copyright infringement according to the search giant, but not everyone agrees. To partially undo Google’s censorship

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Posted in Human Rights

Reject the PROTECT IP Act: Write to Your Lawmakers

The PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) is a threatening sequel to last year’s COICA Internet censorship bill that would—like its predecessor—invite Internet security risks, threaten online speech, and hamper Internet innovation. Urge your members of Congress to reject this dangerous bill!

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Looking at Chinese Social Media (Part 3 of 3)

For part one and two of this three-part series on Chinese social media, visit here and here. What Next? Taking Advantage of Weibo Just how do you tap into this interface? Like Twitter, it takes a little while to get

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Looking at Chinese Social Media: Censorship and Speaking Mandarin (Part 2 of 3)

For part 1 of this three-part series on Chinese social media, click here. Time to Log On? Is it time for the Western art world to join Chinese social media? That depends on your goals. “I don’t see any reason

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Nepal’s Youth Turn to Social Media in Constitution Campaign

In Nepal, thousands of young Nepalese have launched a campaign, using social networking sites, to pressure political parties to draw up a new constitution for the country. For four straight Saturdays, hundreds of young Nepalese men and women have demonstrated

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China Censors Web to Curb Inner Mongolia Protests

By Michael Kan China is blocking mention of Inner Mongolia on Chinese microblogs and social networking sites, as part of an effort to clamp down on protests that broke out last week in the region. Two of the most popular

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Iran to Shut Down Internet & Start Homebrew Network

Homebrew is a term usually found in certain circles of gamers and “hacker types.” Typically when one speaks of homebrew, one is referring to some type of custom software or software/hardware setup that alters the “out of the box” functionality

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