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‘Jail’ Built For Activist, Family

Chinese authorities construct a special prison to keep tighter controls over a blind rights lawyer and his family. Screen grab of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng from a video showing his life under house arrest in early 2011. Chinese netizens concerned

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September 11, 2001: Looking Back on Media Censorship Post 9/11

“They can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759 Freedom of expression has been in focus following the September 11th attacks on the United

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Google Reports “Considerable Progress” In Fight Against Piracy

Last year, Google announced that it would begin censoring piracy-related terms from its Autocomplete and Instant services. Under intense pressure from United States music and movie companies, Google is continuing to take measures against piracy. Their latest report on the

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Who is WikiLeaks Blaming for Breaching Its Security? *

Whistleblowing website names names. Former ally blamed for leaking secret password. WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing website, has said that its massive archive of unredacted US state department cables was exposed in a security breach, which it blamed on its one-time partner – Britain’s Guardian newspaper.

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“Ethical” Hacking?

When a “Hack” Becomes a Virtual Sit-In Protest It’s long been a curiosity: why, among all the technologically advanced nations in the world, is there so little computer hacking in India? Now don’t get us wrong.  Where-ever there’s a computer,

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China: Clampdown on Bloggers, ‘Rumors’

Chinese authorities move to further tighten controls on Internet content. Authorities in the Chinese capital have called on major Internet service providers to step up controls over online content, as some companies suspend the accounts of netizens accused of spreading

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National Coalition Against Censorship: Free Speech Matters

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South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

Written by Lee Yoo Eun South Korean society is buzzing with anger over the government’s ban on numerous popular songs. More than 2,600 songs have been banned in the past two years after being flagged for ‘hazardous media content’ by

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BART Black-Out Leads to Hack-Back

It has not been a good month for municipal riders of the “Bay Area Rapid Transit” or BART system in San Francisco, California. On July 3, at the Civic Center station, a BART police official shot dead a man who

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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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