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Internet Censorship

Grow up Google

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Diane Francis

It's somewhat amusing that Google and its two American competitors have collaborated with the Great Internet Fire Wall ll the way up to about 40% market share.

Tear Down that Firewall: How the Obama Administration Can Promote Internet Freedom

Megan Fluker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Megan Fluker

As a nation that values freedom of speech, it is crucial that we make a concerted effort to promote Internet freedom -- and that we take steps to prevent US companies from participating in censorship.

Strong Leadership: Clinton Focuses on the Promise of Internet Freedom, Prosperity and Security

Robert Holleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Holleyman

In a speech on Thursday, Sec. Clinton provided a strong vision for the promise and possibilities of the Internet -- and also examined some of the threats.

Clinton's Speech on Internet Freedom: A Turning Point for Freedom of Expression

Elisa Massimino | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Elisa Massimino

In an address this morning, Secretary Clinton made clear the Obama Administration's intent to put into practice its previously stated commitment to Internet freedom.

What Secretary Clinton Can Do to Support Internet Freedom

Elisa Massimino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Elisa Massimino

Here are three immediate actions Hillary Clinton could announce that would make clear that protecting freedom of expression on the Internet is a priority for the United States government.

Moment of Clarity - How To Easily Win on Net Neutrality

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


More Power to Google in China: Why Does US-Backed Get a Pass?

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Peter Scheer

Baidu is often described in the press as China's "home-grown" internet portal. But its stock trades on the NASDAQ exchange. And it is today majority-owned by institutional investors with names like Fidelity and Morgan Stanley.

Do the Right Thing: Google Chooses Freedom of Speech Over Profits

Damien Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Damien Hoffman

If we learned anything from the global credit debacles, it's that there's a boundary where we value more important things than business. I'm glad to see Google draw the line in front of free speech.

Threatened Voices Charts Bloggers Under Attack Around The World

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Blogging from a fancy office in Soho, it is easy to forget how dangerous it can be for bloggers around the world to do their work. But just last month...

Google's China Decision Could Have Far-Reaching Implications

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jillian York

Although Google's decision to stop censoring search results is commendable, it is unlikely to have any major implications on China's extensive filtering practices.

Google and China: A Quick Q&A With a Tracker of the Chinese Internet

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

A lot of coverage on Google's announcement has pointed out that it has a minority of the market in China. But Google's users tend to be among China's elite: academics, businesspeople, and other professionals

Oh Noes, You're Outrage: Hating On The Family Guy Critics

Brandon Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Brandon Mendelson

If we don't stand up to bullies like this, it won't end until bland, stale programming, not targeted to anyone in particular, airs on every single channel, on every time of night, on every website around the world.

Brave Editor Defends Publishing AP's Controversial "Dying Marine" Photo

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

I chronicled the controversy over a photograph shot in Afghanistan that captured the moments after a U.S. Marine was mortally wounded by a grenade. It's fascinating to look at one case study.

President Hu, Tear Down This Firewall

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gilbert B. Kaplan

When Obama meets with President Hu next month, he should emulate one of his predecessors -- in fact one he has spoken of admiringly before -- and say something that could change history.

AT&T Censoring the Net?

Mark Jeffrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Jeffrey

If you are a common carrier -- and you are not China or Iraq -- then you'd better behave in a fashion that supports full, open and transparent communication.

Iran Internet Censorship Second To China

Global Post | Tom Abate | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When Iranian protesters used internet services like Twitter to gain global attention they also reminded the world that oppressive regimes continue to ...

Twittercraft: Foreign Policy by Other Means

Michael Shtender-Auerbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Shtender-Auerbach

For better and for worse, America's technology companies have a demonstrated record of driving crucial foreign policy outcomes, and Washington must make it known when it believes a foreign cause is just.

Eric Schmidt: Internet Censorship Is Futile

Telegraph | Published: 11:27AM BST 29 Jun 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Google CEO Schmidt said he hoped that the use of websites such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook to spread information about events such as the Iranian...

Internet Censorship Legislation Could Make It Illegal For U.S. Companies To Aid Repressive Governments

The Guardian | Bobbie Johnson and Daniel Nasaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Internet activists are urging Barack Obama to pass legislation that would make it illegal for technology companies to collaborate with authoritarian c...

In the Digital Iran, Censorship and Surveillance Merge

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bob Ostertag

For nearly two weeks, they have managed to keep one step ahead of the Iranian censors. But censoring these communications and surveilling them are very different matters.

US Makes Official Complaint To China Over Internet Censorship

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The US has complained officially to China over its strict new internet censorship rules as tension builds over an issue causing consternation among in...

Beijing Hiring Army Of Internet Censors

Financial Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The city of Beijing is planning to hire thousands of internet censors in a fresh sign of the authorities' attempts to tighten their grip on cyberspace...

F*ck Your Mother Ship, F*ck Censorship

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This is China we're talking about, so the video isn't just funny, punny wordplay. The grass-mud horse video has become a national symbol of resistance to authority and censorship.

In Italy, the Web is Going to Be a Really Dangerous Place

Luca Sofri | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luca Sofri

In Italy, the big community of web users and bloggers is still ignored in newsrooms and considered to be a bunch of kids and rebels by politicians.

Geolocation Filtering: How to Alienate Business Customers Without Really Trying

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jillian York

Just as DVD region codes limit viewing to a geographic area, the geofiltering of web-based videos and other sites limits viewers from outside of a particular region from accessing them.