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US to Deploy Missile Defenses to Guam (Video)

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The Pentagon plans to deploy missile defense batteries to its Pacific island territory of Guam to counter threats from North Korea, including the latest warning by Pyongyang to take “actual military countermeasures” against the United States involving, it said, cutting

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Posted in Special Report, US News, World News

Hackers Target US-Based North Korean Rights Group

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A Washington-based organization that monitors human rights in North Korea says hackers attacked its website on the same day a cyber attack hit South Korean banks and broadcasters. Greg Scarlatoiu, the executive director for the Committee for Human Rights in

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Posted in Censorship, Human Rights, World News

This Week in Internet Censorship: Updates from Russia, Venezuela, Thailand and South Korea

By Maira Sutton Re-Published from EFF under the Creative Commons License. Russia On Thursday, prominent blogger and a leader of recent anti-corruption protests, Alexei Navalny was imprisoned for 15 days on charges of resisting the police. Navalny was one of

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Music Censorship: North Korea Crackdown on ‘Thumb Drives’

North Koreans find new ways to access illicit South Korean pop culture. North Korean authorities are stepping up a crackdown on portable media devices in an attempt to block the spread of “Korean Wave” culture from the South, North Korean

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Posted in Freedom of Expression, Government Control, Music Censorship

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

Written by Lee Yoo Eun South Korean society is buzzing with anger over the government’s ban on numerous popular songs. More than 2,600 songs have been banned in the past two years after being flagged for ‘hazardous media content’ by

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Posted in Human Rights

Who, And Where, Are The Greatest Threats To Internet Security?

The web has been humming with talk this week – talk, concern, worry and general shpilkes – about Internet security.  There’s good reason: not only are there renewed questions about just which hacker group is responsible for what cyber-attack, but

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Posted in Human Rights

Global Press Freedom at Lowest Level in More Than Decade

Freedom House, a U.S.-based group that monitors human rights around the world says the number of people with access to free and independent media has declined to its lowest level in more than a decade.  In its newly released annual

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Posted in Human Rights

Seoul Police Raid Google Offices Over Personal Data Collection

Police in South Korea have raided local offices of Google Incorporated in what they say is a search for evidence that Google’s mobile advertising arm has been illegally collecting private data. Police said members of their cyber unit conducted the

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