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Internet Censorship: Weibo Censors Move with Great Speed

Weibo Censored

Despite 300 million users generating more than 100 million posts per day, Chinese censors are very adept at deleting unwanted material on Weibo, the country’s main blogging platform. The censors are also fast, according to new research. “What’s interesting is

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Internet Censorship: Dark Musings #46 – Anti Free-Speech Assault on Twitter

DarkBrain Comics

Written by Andrew Zar of DarkBrain Comics – Re-Published by permission. I’ve always been proud of Twitter and Tumblr – they promote free speech – while other Internet titans (Google, Apple, FaceBook) actually aggressively suppress free speech.  It is a

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Mitt Romney Tax Return Hoax

This is a guest post by Brandon from Bypass-Censorship.org. On September 4th, a group of hackers claimed to have Mitt Romney’s tax returns. They made a post on Pastebinsaying: The deal is quite simple. Convert $1,000,000 USD to Bitcoins (Google

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Posted in Government Control

Internet Censorship: Enemies of the Internet – Infographic

Brought to you by our friends at open-site.org (Creative Commons License) If you think identity theft is the worst-case-scenario of Internet use, you clearly don’t live in any of the nations that make the list of top “Enemies of the

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Google Launches Anti-Censorship Tool

The retooled search site informs Chinese users when keywords will yield blocked results. Google has launched a new feature for its Chinese language site which informs mainland users when they enter search keywords that are likely to be blocked by

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

DMCA: Horrors of a Broad and Automated Censorship Tool

The DMCA was once drafted to protect the interests of copyright holders, allowing them to take infringing content offline. Today, however, the system is systematically abused by rights-holders as an overboard censorship tool. One third of the notices sent to

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Posted in Censorship, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression

Internet Censorship: The Wiki Blackout, One Day Later

Just What, If Anything, Did Wednesday’s Protest Achieve? Not content to leave the battle un-joined, the hacker group Anonymous stepped into the SOPA fray Thursday evening by launching a massive denial of service attack on several SOPA supporters, including Universal

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship: Lamar Smith Still Thinks It’s Just Google That Opposes SOPA / PIPA

| By Mike Masnick | Sourced from TechDirt| It’s really quite stunning to watch Lamar Smith pull out really out-dated talking points as he gets more and more desperate to defend SOPA, as he discovers that all the vaunted “support”

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Posted in Government Control, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

Internet Censorship: Meet Telecomix, The Hackers Bent On Exposing Those Who Censor And Surveil The Internet

| By Andy Greenberg, Forbes Staff | Read the full article on Forbes | One morning in mid-August, seven months into the Arab Spring protests and government crackdowns in which thousands have been killed, something strange happened on Syria’s Internet.

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

Internet Censorship: Google Chairman Assails Anti-Piracy Bills in U.S. Congress

By Eric Engleman Google Inc. Chairman Eric Schmidt assailed Hollywood-backed legislation aimed at curbing online piracy, saying that measures under consideration by the U.S. House and Senate would spur censorship of the Internet. Requiring Internet-service providers and search engines to

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