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World News: US Warns China on Cyber Security

Web attack

A senior White House official is calling on China to take “serious steps” to stop cybercrimes, saying the issue is a “growing challenge” to U.S.-China relations. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon on Monday called on China to acknowledge the scope

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Posted in Science & Technology, World News

Internet Censorship: China, Russia Seek Greater Control of Internet, US says

Internet Censorship Protest

China and Russia are buying increasingly powerful surveillance technologies to intercept communications and try to take control of the Internet, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. Alec Ross, the U.S. secretary of state’s senior adviser for innovation, said new

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Posted in Internet Censorship, Science & Technology, World News

The Ultimate Guide for Tor

Tor Project Logo

Hello Censorship in America readers! I’m Brandon from Bypass-Censorship.org. I’ve had lots of experience with Tor. I use Tor regularly and I even run a relay! This purpose of this post is to expand everybody’s knowledge of Tor. I’ll try

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Posted in Bypass Censorship, Free Speech, Privacy

Internet Censorship: New Internet Regulations Provide Window into North Korea

Cell Phone

Foreigners living in and visiting North Korea can now access Twitter, Facebook, and other social media on their mobile phones, providing what could be an unprecedented, real-time view of the notoriously isolated country. A slow but steady stream of tweets

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship, World News

Censorship in America: New Censorship & Surveillance Tactics in the United States

Google Spy

Many democratic nations find themselves in a hypocritical quandary these days. This includes The United States Federal Government. In just 2012, The US Federal Government initiated more than 31,000 inquiries to Google about their users data usage, and most of

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Posted in Censorship, Corporate Censorship, Government Control, Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

The CISPA Government Access Loophole

Written by Kurt Opsahl – Re-Published from eff.org (Creative Commons) The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act—CIPSA, the so-called “cybersecurity” bill—is back in Congress. As we’ve written before, the bill is plagued with privacy problems and we’re urging concerned users to email their Representatives to

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Posted in Internet Censorship, Privacy

Internet Censorship: China’s Internet Censors for Sale

China Censors

Written by Danny O’Brien – Re-published from eff.org (Creative Commons) What happens when a country’s government censors the entirety of its domestic web, with no oversight or transparency? It turns out that politicians aren’t the only ones with an interest

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Posted in Internet Censorship, Political Censorship

A Good Ol’ Fashioned Digital Nightmare

While the sensible thing would be for me to go to bed, a rather creepy dream still lingers in my head. So before I close my eyes and call it a night, I’ll bring my digital delusion to light. It

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Posted in Government Control, Human Rights

Internet Censorship: Is a Declaration of Internet Freedom What the Internet Needs?

Written by Jillian C. York Re-published from Global Voices under the Creative Commons License On July 4, a group of digital rights and other advocacy organizations unleashed a set of rights and principles for the Internet dubbed the Declaration of

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Posted in Censorship, Freedom of Expression, Internet Censorship

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