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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

Police Who Illegally Broke Into Gizmodo Journalist’s House Deride Seized E-mails as “Juvenile”

Written By Matt Zimmerman The saga of the lost iPhone prototype — the 2010 incident at least, not the most recent one — has finally concluded. On Tuesday, Brian Hogan (who allegedly found the iPhone 4 prototype in a Redwood

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Internet Censorship

#OccupyWallStreet Protest Movement Spreading Like Wildfire

What began in New York City more than two weeks ago and labeled #OccupyWallStreet has spawned similar demonstrations in several major U.S. cities, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and across the Midwest. Now the #OccupyWallStreet protest crowd will be getting

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Political Censorship

Apple Bans App That Shows Electronics’ Blood Trail

By Kristen Gwynne | Sourced from AlterNet Phone Story is a funny game with a not-so-funny message.  By allowing players to assume the roles of technology’s manufacturers, it teaches players a lesson or two in the life-cycle of Apple products

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

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

Apple’s Orwellian Censorship Patent

Earlier today it was brought to TMV’s attention that Apple is developing software that is capable of sensing when someone is trying to record a live event and then switching off the devices camera. It has been suggested that this

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Looking at Chinese Social Media (Part 3 of 3)

For part one and two of this three-part series on Chinese social media, visit here and here. What Next? Taking Advantage of Weibo Just how do you tap into this interface? Like Twitter, it takes a little while to get

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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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Feb 21, 1828: Cherokee Receive Their First Printing Press

The first printing press designed to use the newly invented Cherokee alphabet arrives at New Echota, Georgia. The General Council of the Cherokee Nation had purchased the press with the goal of producing a Cherokee-language newspaper. The press itself, however,

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