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Web Censorship

How Chinese Internet Censorship Works, Sometimes

ChinaFile | Jason Q. Ng | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

Earlier this week, Chinese Internet services blocked searches for the phrase mìshū bāng (秘书帮). Roughly translated as “secretaries gang,...

Google Sees 'Alarming' Level Of Government Censorship

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology

BRUSSELS - Google has received more than 1,000 requests from authorities to take down content from its search results or YouTube video in the last six...

U.S. Wants To Know What China Blocks Online

AP | Posted 12.19.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. government has formally asked China to turn over details of its policies for censoring websites. U.S. Trade Representative ...

China Official Tells Web Firms To Crack Down On Dissent

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 10.28.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- A Communist Party leader has told China's Internet companies to tighten control over material online as Beijing cracks down on dissent and ...

Joshua Hersh

Egyptian Activists See Hypocrisy In BART Shutdown, London Riots

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.16.2011 | World

The Egyptian activists are calling it "muBARTak." When authorities from Bay Area Rapid Transit decided, last week, to cut off cell phone service in...

Digital Censorship Grows As Media Moves Online

AP | Posted 07.02.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Governments worldwide are developing new tools to censor reporters as the media increasingly moves online, the Committee to Protect Journa...

Internet Freedom Threatened By New Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.18.2011 | Technology

Freedom on the worldwide Internet is in danger, according to a new report by Freedom House. In a survey of 37 countries, only 8 qualified as having...