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Indian Health Minister Sees Homosexuality as ‘Disease’

Just when you thought the world was finally starting to get it…this idiot opens his mouth and a big pile of poop falls out. Think before you speak much? HIV and gay-rights activists are sharply criticizing India‘s health minister for

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Microsoft Abandons Integrity & Bends Over for Chinese Censorship

Microsoft has once again proven that the only thing that matters to them is the bottom-line profit. Forget integrity and morality. Forget standing up for what is right. Microsoft’s upcoming deal with Chinese search provider Baidu makes them an accomplice

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Aussie Censorship Filters Are a Joke

After huge protests, a backdown from the government and shedloads of wasted cash, Australia’s voluntary “rabbit proof fence” of censorship protection was rolled out today. In a move claimed to “protect children” the Australian government initially wanted a filter which

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Free Speech and the Internet

As the United Nations has said, access to the Internet is a human right. A report by the U.N.’s special rapporteur presented last month to the Human Rights Council in Geneva warns that this right is being threatened by governments

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LulzSec Laughs Last

Why the Latest, Hottest Hacker Group May Never Have Existed. Now, if you’re in any way tuned in to the latest Internet happenings or follow cyber-security issues, you’ve been hearing a lot about LulzSec of late.  If not, here’s a

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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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Social Injustice Highlighted at Silverdocs Film Festival

More than 100 documentaries screened near US capital Social justice is a key theme at the 9th annual Silverdocs Documentary Festival, a collaborative effort of the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel. Regarded as one of the most important

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How Hacker Activists Are Risking Jail for Everyone’s Right to Internet Freedom

Since WikiLeaks, authorities have been more aggressive about arresting citizen cyber activists. Yet new actions by the biggest “hacktivists” show they’re willing to risk it. Last week, British authorities arrested an alleged member of the self-proclaimed “hacktivist” collective LulzSec, accusing

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Burma Orders Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party to Halt Political Activity

The Burmese political organization led by Aung San Suu Kyi says it has been ordered to halt all political activities. A spokesman for the National League for Democracy told says the group is considering its response to the order, which

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Burma Expels Hollywood Actress Michelle Yeoh Before Suu Kyi Film Release

Officials in Burma said Tuesday that actress Michelle Yeoh was deported when she tried to visit the country last week. Yeoh, who won international fame as a Chinese spy in the 1997 James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, plays Aung

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