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Apple Blocks Emails for Objectionable Content

Apple has been silently deleting outgoing mail that contains unacceptable words and phrases. What sorts of words and phrases? Good question! Apple won’t say. It definitely doesn’t like political yammering. Shut up, hippies. One email that has repeatedly triggered a

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Australian Journalist Arrested Over Facebook Photo

By Kevin Rennie Australian journalist arrested and iPad seized! No it’s not Julian Assange. But Ben Grubb’s brief encounter with Queensland authorities raised several serious cyber issues including social media privacy and security, police powers of arrest and confiscation of

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Posted in Human Rights

Freedom Sacrificed for an Easy Life, in Apple’s Brave New World

Source: Index on Censorship   Apple should be part of the open online society, rather than the architects behind a system of control, argues Bill Thompson Welcome to the Brave New World of the Macintosh App Store, where Big Brother

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Censure The Censors

Source: MediaPost – By Frank Maggio Last Wednesday’s intentionally provocative John Hancock post, concerning Al-Jazeera‘s efforts to penetrate MSO’s with their English-speaking spin-off, generated a record number of responses. The column’s unofficial “sentiment tally” would have one believe that media

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Has Apple Taken Censorship of iPad Apps and Partners Too Far?

Source: Tainted Green – By Ryan Roff The days of cutting 500,000 trees down just to produce the Sunday paper are soon coming to an end. Consumers, more than ever, are turning to electronic devices like the iPad and Amazon

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Apple App Continues to Censor Playboy Despite Hefner’s Tweets

Source: Technology.gather.com – By Christine Zibas Apple has taken its position, and it’s sticking to it. No nude images for the iPad, despite what Hugh Hefner might say. While there will be an iPad app for the magazine Playboy, it

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Hefner Promises No Censorship of Playboy iPad App

Source: Silicon Republic – By John Kennedy Iconic US publisher Hugh Hefner, who recently regained control of the publishing empire he founded, has promised that when Playboy makes its way to the iPad, it will be uncensored. Hefner, who bought

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This Year in Unnecessary Censorship (Video)

Check out Jimmy Kimmel‘s “This Year in Unnecessary Censorship.” (Video)

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