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In Australia, ISPs Opt In to Block Websites With 'Child Abuse Material'

BY Becky Kazansky | Wednesday, June 22 2011

Starting next month, major Australian Internet service providers Telstra and Optus will block access to more than 500 websites on a government-supplied list of pages that allegedly provide content like child pornography, ... Read More

State Department Subsidizes Disruptive Tech for 'Freedom to Connect'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, June 13 2011

From the in-case-you-missed-it department, the New York Times on Sunday prominently featured a dive into the world of "liberation technology" — hacked-together solutions to avoid or subvert control of ... Read More

Eggs Against the Wall in Beijing

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, May 20 2011

Chinese authorities are reportedly looking for a college student who threw eggs at "the father of the Great Firewall." Read More

Museveni Government: We're Willing to Order Blackouts on Facebook, Tweeter

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, April 21 2011

Source: Alan Kasujja With price protests raging, Uganda's telecom authority is telling Reporters Without Borders that they're ready to order the shutdown of Facebook and Twitter: [Uganda Communications Commission] ... Read More

Facebook Wants to Be Liked in Washington, China

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, April 20 2011

White House photo by Pete Souza Facebook is considering expanding into China, and with that the country will face some tough choices, report the Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Williamson, Amy Schatz, and Geoffrey A. ... Read More

Global Web Censoring Made in the U.S.A.

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 28 2011

Tech developed by American companies to filter, track, and block online content is being called into service by repressive regimes, reports Paul Sonne and Steve Stecklow of the Wall Street Journal, drawing on a new ... Read More

No Fans of Hamlet in China

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, March 22 2011

The New York Times' Sharon LaFraniere and David Barboza have a remarkable report from Beijing, where Chinese authorities, on edge because of the Middle East, have in recent days tightened their grip on the web and cell ... Read More

Anti-Obama Filmmaker Alex Jones Cries YouTube Censorship

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 22 2010

Ben Smith reports that the removal of a provocative Sarah Palin post on the building of a mosque and Muslim community center near the former World Trade Center site has Facebook reviewing how content gets removed from ... Read More

Google Floats a Break with China

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, January 13 2010

Whoa, some potentially very significant news coming out of Google-ville this morning. The California-based company is now saying that security threats and government-mandated censorship has them reconsidering whether ... Read More