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Internet Censorship: Top Hacker Turns Snitch, Alleged ‘Anonymous’ Leaders Busted

Several alleged leaders of the international hacking organization “Anonymous” are not anonymous anymore. U.S. officials Tuesday announced the arrests of six high-profile hackers, including Hector Xavier Monsegur. Documents filed in a federal court in New York indicate that Monsegur, known

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Posted in Free Speech, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Poetry Reading To Highlight Turkmen Censorship

American poets will read the works of  dissident Turkmen poets on September 24 outside the Washington embassies of Turkmenistan, Myanmar, and Yemen to protest the censorship of poetry, RFE/RL’s Turkmen Service reports.  The event is part of the Day of Poets, in

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Apple Blocks Emails for Objectionable Content

Apple has been silently deleting outgoing mail that contains unacceptable words and phrases. What sorts of words and phrases? Good question! Apple won’t say. It definitely doesn’t like political yammering. Shut up, hippies. One email that has repeatedly triggered a

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #17. ONE OF THE BEST-KEPT CORPORATE SECRETS OF 1981

AWACS, the acronym for Airborne Warning and Control System planes, was one of the biggest headline stories of 1981. And when Congress finally approved the controversial sale of reconnaissance planes to Saudi Arabia we thought it was in the best

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

US Calls Violence Against Protesters in Yemen ‘Appalling’

Source: VOA   The Obama administration has condemned shooting by Yemeni security forces against anti-government protesters that left at least 12 dead on Monday.   U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner called the violence in the cities of Taiz and

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Posted in Human Rights

Popular Protests Continue Against Many Arab Governments

 Source: VOA Popular protests engulfed large swathes of the Arab world after Friday prayers, as anti-government movements appear to gain momentum.  Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators turned out across the Arab world after Friday prayers to express anger at their

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Posted in Human Rights

Yemen Protests Escalate After Deadly Attack

Source: VOA Thousands of anti-government protesters streamed into a square in Yemen‘s capital, Sana’a Wednesday despite a deadly clash with government loyalists at the site on Tuesday. Opposition protesters gathered near Sana’a University, where at least one person was killed

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Posted in Human Rights

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