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Turkey Backtracks on Controversial Internet Filtering Plans

In the face of increasing concerns from the public over a planned Internet filtering system to be imposed in late August, Turkey‘s Internet watchdog decided not to oblige Internet users to choose a filtering option and postponed the introduction of

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This Week in Internet Censorship

Canadian Filtering Tool Used in Middle East Canadian company Netsweeper produces filtering software that is utilized by several countries to block web sites across various categories. In Yemen, popular blogging site Tumblr is blocked, due to Netsweeper’s categorization of the

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Turkey Arrests 32 ‘Anonymous’ Members

Officials in Turkey have arrested 32 members of clandestine Web group Anonymous for their alleged involvement in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on Turkish government Web sites. Suspects were arrested in a dozen Turkish cities, including Ankara and Istanbul,

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Internet Activist Group Anonymous Warns Turkish Government About Censorship (Video)

Anonymous, an internet activist group supporting freedom of expression online, sends a warning to the Turkish Government ahead of a new internet censorship filter planned to be implemented in August 2011. The Turkish AKP (Justice and Development Party) is scheduled

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship, Media Censorship

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