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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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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Senator Leahy Praises US Gov’t Censorship Of Websites As ICE Takes Another Victory Lap

It really would be kind of funny to watch the US government congratulate itself for censorship of websites if it wasn’t just kind of sad. At a Senate Judiciary committee hearing on intellectual property issues, Senator Patrick Leahy (top 3

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Posted in Human Rights

Online Activists, Hackers Recent Actions Getting Under the Skin of Government Officials

In light of recent attacks by internet activist groups, the United States and other Governments are finally realizing that the threat of attack is very real indeed. Anonymous Turkey About a week ago, Officials in Turkey arrested 32 members of clandestine

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Posted in Human Rights

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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Posted in Human Rights

Tunisia Bans Adult Websites: Backtracks on Censorship Reversal Progress

Tunisia is banning all adult websites after a court order called on the Tunisian Internet Agency to impose a blockade. The X-rated websites are seen as posing a danger to children and are considered contrary to Muslim values, according to

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Posted in Human Rights

U.S. Denounces Internet Censorship Worldwide While Pushing For More Censorship At Home

Portions of this article were sourced from psfk.com Lawmakers have been trying for years to thwart online piracy. Then in 2010, COICA, or S.3804 Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, was born. COICA met with a load of resistance because

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Posted in Human Rights

Son Of COICA: PROTECT IP Act Will Allow For Broad Censorship Powers, Even Granted To Copyright Holders

Source: TechDirt As expected, it appears that a new version of COICA is on its way, and it looks like those behind it have ramped up their efforts to make the positioning sound better. Rather than COICA, it’s been renamed

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Posted in Human Rights

Technology Trumps ICE Domain Seizures: Browser Plugin Fix Created In Just Days

Source: TechDirt As Homeland Security continues to defend the actions of ICE seizing domains names without real due process or concern for prior restraint, it’s not surprising that technologists are quickly designing systems to route around such hamfisted attempts to

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Censorship Fears Over Police Lobbying to Close Websites

Source: The Telegraph Police are seeking powers to effectively shut down websites they believe are engaged in criminal activity, prompting fears of increased censorship online.   At a meeting in London on Monday, authorities including the Metropolitan Police and the

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The Return Of COICA; Because Censorship Is Cool Again

Source: TechDirt   As expected, Congress is holding hearings as it prepares to reintroduce COICA, a horribly written piece of legislation that effectively gives the US government more powers to censor websites (even beyond the Homeland Security domain seizures) by

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

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