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Internet Censorship: Iran Criminalizes Antifiltering Methods

Are Millions Of Iranians Criminals? Yes, according to an announcement by Iranian Telecommunications Minister Reza Taghipour, who says the use of antifiltering tools and virtual private networks (VPN) is a crime. Many Iranians use such tools and proxies on a

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

#OccupyWallStreet Protest Movement Spreading Like Wildfire

What began in New York City more than two weeks ago and labeled #OccupyWallStreet has spawned similar demonstrations in several major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and across the Midwest. Now the #OccupyWallStreet protest crowd will be getting

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

Morocco: Multiple Arrests Against Activists

Written by Hisham Almiraat There has been a sudden surge in arrests among pro-democracy activists and online campaigners in Morocco in recent days. Three have occurred in the past week alone. Little has been reported in the press and it

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

EFF Supports Tunisian Internet Agency in Protecting Free Expression Online

Written by Jillian York For years, Tunisians suffered in relative media silence as the Ben Ali regime curtailed digital rights, blocking websites and surveilling citizens. Then, thanks to the hard work of Tunisian free expression advocates who for many years

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

‘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

Indonesia: Minister Revives Plan to Control Social Media

Tifatul Sembiring, Indonesia‘s controversial IT and Communications Minister, said that social media sites like Twitter and Facebook must be strictly controlled since they can be used to destabilize the government. He added that countries like Tunisia and Libya suffered from

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Posted in Human Rights

Tunisia: Police Brutally Disperses Peaceful Protesters

Tunisian police brutally dispersed protesters outside the headquarters of the Cabinet yesterday (July 15). The protesters were calling for reform and were planning to launch a third sit-in at Kasbah square, which is the epicenter of protests in the Tunisian

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Posted in Human Rights

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

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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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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