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Washington Post Fights Censorship Accusations

Washington Post

An American journalist with a long history of covering national politics says the Washington Post wrongly threw out an op-ed he penned last week that critiqued the media’s role in the Iraq War. Greg Mitchell, an accomplished author and reporter

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

World News: China’s Premier Rejects US Hacking Accusations

China Premier

New Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has rejected U.S. accusations of hacking and says the two countries should not make groundless accusations against each other and should work together to contribute to cyber security. Speaking to reporters after the close of

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Posted in Science & Technology, World News

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

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

Censorship: 2011 in Review – The Year Secrecy Jumped the Shark

By Trevor Timm | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

WikiLeaks Says Website Cyber-Attacked

The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks says its website is under attack. The group said on its twitter feed Tuesday its main site was brought down by a cyber-attack, but it provided a link where it said visitors could still search through

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Posted in Internet Censorship

New York City Mandates Comprehensive Sex Education in Public Schools

You have to hand it to New York City for doing the right thing(s) for sexual health and rights lately. First, the city passed a law mandating that crisis pregnancy centers, which use misinformation and ideology to misdirect women trying to make

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control

Censorship of War Casualties in the US

US mainstream media and the public’s willful ignorance is to blame for lack of knowledge about true cost of wars. Written by Ted Rall Why is it so easy for political leaders in the US to convince ordinary citizens to

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Posted in Human Rights

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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Posted in Human Rights

US Seeks ‘Shadow’ Internet, Mobile Networks in Repressive Countries

Technology Special Report We reported last week on projects by the Obama administration to increase Internet freedom around the world. Alec Ross, a senior adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, recently discussed these efforts with VOA‘s Persian News Network.

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Posted in Human Rights

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