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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

Special Report: 2012 Deadly Year for World’s Journalists

Turkish Journalist

The year 2012 was one of the deadliest years for journalists, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday, with a total of 70 killed. The high death toll was attributed to the conflict in Syria and violence against reporters

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Posted in Censorship, Special Report, 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

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

Libya’s Women Activists Outraged by Court Ruling on Wives

Two Women = One Man Libya

Libya’s Supreme Court has overturned a marriage law requiring a husband to secure the approval of his first wife before taking a second. This ruling on multiple wives has horrified liberals, who fear the clock is being turned back on

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Posted in Human Rights

Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi Supports Easing US Sanctions

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says there is a “great eagerness” in her country for U.S. sanctions to be removed. AIn a Tuesday speech in Washington, she said U.S. relations with Burma should be based on accountability. “I

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship or Sensationalism?

The “Innocence of Muslims” And The Spread Of Internet Rumor Once again, the world is learning the hard way that in the tinderbox of religion and politics, the Internet can be gasoline. This week’s shocking attack on a U.S. consulate

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Posted in Media Censorship

Internet Censorship: Chopping the Head off LulzSec

For a while, it seemed that the hacker group with the silly name was running rings around the FBI. In the end, however, it appears it was the FBI running the show. In the summer of 2011, LulzSec – supposedly

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Free Speech: Libya Declares Liberation From 42-Year Gadhafi Rule

Libya’s provisional leaders have declared the country liberated from the 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi at a ceremony attended by tens of thousands of people in the eastern city of Benghazi. National Transitional Council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil and other

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Liberation

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #25. Extension of DU to Libya

President Obama’s undeclared and Congressionally unauthorized war against Libya may be compounded by the crime of spreading toxic uranium oxide in populated areas of that country. Concern is being voiced by groups such as the International Coalition to Ban Uranium

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

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