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China Ramps Up Online Censorship Efforts As US Congress Gives Them Perfect Cover

By Mike Masnick As the US seeks to set up its own “Great Firewall” by copying Chinese censorship techniques in the twin bills SOPA and PROTECT IP (PIPA), it appears that China is doing exactly as you would expect when

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: PROTECT IP Renamed E-PARASITES Act; Would Create The Great Firewall Of America

As was unfortunately expected, the House version of PROTECT IP has been released (embedded below) and it’s ridiculously bad. Despite promises from Rep. Goodlatte, there has been no serious effort to fix the problems of the Senate bill, and it’s

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

China Squeezes the Life Out of the Internet

China has established a new government agency to verify information on the Internet. The State of Internet Information Office will be responsible for a number of directions of lower rank. The new configuration allows the government to tighten up the

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Censors Keep Watch on U.S. Embassy Microblog

Source: The Wall Street Journal Attempts by the U.S. Embassy in Beijing to stimulate discussion on Internet freedom among Chinese microblog users ran up against Beijing’s sophisticated censorship apparatus Wednesday. Now it appears that this effort has landed the embassy’s

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The Top Three Countries That Censor The Internet

Even though recent times have wavered my reliance in The United States Federal Government, I am still glad I live here. We still have the freedom (for now) to hold open discussions on the internet through blogs, social networks, etc.

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Posted in Human Rights

China: Facebook’s Undiscovered Country

Source: Fortune – By JP Mangalindan If Mark Zuckerberg wants in on the biggest boom country in Asia, the social networking champ will have to make some tough choices about what kind of company he wants Facebook to be. “Like”

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