Internet Censorship

  • PirateBay launches PirateBrowser to help circumvent censorship 12-08-2013 06:16 PM

    New Delhi: Torrent index PirateBay marked its 10th birthday with the release of PirateBrowser, a Web browser to help circumvent censorship and Internet blockades. The PirateBrowser is a pre-configured Firefox portable browser bundled with a Tor client and includes the FoxyProxy, a proxy management addon. It also includes custom configurations...
  • India 2nd on the snoopy countries list: Google 15-11-2012 12:04 PM

    New York: Indicating a growing trend of the government surveillance of Internet activities of people and organisations, India sought confidential web user details in as many as 2,319 cases from Google in the first six months of 2012. Besides, the number of items sought to be removed from Google's various...
  • 'Free speech my birthright... go to hell sir' 06-12-2011 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: Politicians and prominent thought leaders on Tuesday took to Twitter to debate Kapil Sibal's remarks on Internet censorship with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah coming out in support of the embattled Telecom Minister. Abdullah cited the dangers of inflammatory content on social networking websites. "I hate...
  • Disorder no excuse to clamp down on Internet: UK 02-11-2011 04:22 PM

    London: Governments must not clamp down on Internet and mobile phone networks at times of social unrest, the British government said on Tuesday - weeks after suggesting police should do just that during riots. Foreign Secretary William Hague said the fact that criminals and terrorists can exploit digital networks is...
  • China vows stricter controls on social media 26-10-2011 12:45 PM

    Beijing/Shanghai: China will intensify controls of online social media and instant messaging tools, the ruling Communist Party said in an agenda-setting document that marks the government's highest-level reaction so far to the explosive growth of microblogs. Beijing's vow to strengthen Internet administration and promote content acceptable to the ruling party...
  • Chinese site bans Web tools used to evade filters 23-08-2011 04:28 PM

    Beijing: A major Chinese online commerce site has banned sales of software used to bypass Internet censorship amid Beijing's efforts to block the development of a Middle East-style protest movement. But Taobao.com, part of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, said it took the action on its own and received no official...
  • UK social media controls point to wider 'info war' 19-08-2011 01:11 PM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron's flirtation with the idea of social media censorship controls after recent riots might only be the beginning. With Western democracies and emerging authoritarian states alike facing new threats from the rise of the Internet and social media, the temptation to try and regain control...
  • How good is India at patrolling the web? 16-08-2011 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: In the aftermath of the London riots, Britain considered tighter controls on the Internet, to prevent social unrest. How good is India at patrolling the web? Nikhil Pahwa, the Editor of www.Medianama.com recently tried uploading his holiday photos from Ladakh to a file sharing site to share it...
  • Baidu, China sued for Internet censorship 19-05-2011 07:30 AM

    New York: Eight New York residents sued Baidu Inc and the People's Republic of China on Wednesday, accusing China's biggest search engine of conspiring with the country's government to censor pro-democracy speech. The lawsuit claims violations of the US Constitution and according to the plaintiffs' lawyer is the first of...
  • China sets up agency to tighten grip on Internet 05-05-2011 07:34 AM

    Beijing: China announced a new State Internet Information Office on Wednesday to unify the squabbling agencies that oversee the Chinese Internet, which Beijing views as both a potential gold mine and a political threat. The State Internet Information Office appears intended to help improve coordination and rivalry among the dozen...
  • US builds 'panic button' for democracy activists 26-03-2011 12:53 PM

    Washington: Some day soon, when pro-democracy campaigners have their cellphones confiscated by police, they'll be able to hit the "panic button" - a special app that will both wipe out the phone's address book and emit emergency alerts to other activists. The panic button is one of the new technologies...
  • Google accuses China of blocking Gmail 21-03-2011 07:30 PM

    Hong Kong: Google Inc on Monday accused the Chinese government of making it difficult for Gmail users to access the service in the country, the latest development in a rocky relationship between the two. Google said any difficulty users in China may have faced in the past few weeks accessing...
  • Blogspot blogs blocked in India? 12-02-2011 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: Blogs with the domain name blogspot.com have been reported as inaccessible by users of certain internet service providers (ISPs) in India. Though other blogs powered by Google's Blogger service, but having their own domain names are accessible. The block seems to be currently limited to only a few...
  • More news websites blocked in Iran 01-02-2011 11:56 AM

    Tehran: Iranians have found their access to major news websites even more restricted than usual as more foreign sites were blocked by a government filter, Reuters witnesses observed on Monday. Yahoo News and Reuters.com, both usually accessible in Iran, were unavailable, joining other long-blocked news sites such as the BBC...
  • US Air Force blocks NYT, Guardian over WikiLeaks 15-12-2010 03:25 PM

    Washington: The US Air Force has blocked employees from visiting media websites carrying leaked WikiLeaks documents, including the New York Times and the Guardian. Major Toni Tones, a spokeswoman at Air Force Space Command in Colorado, said it had blocked employees whose computers are connected to the Air Force network...
  • Venezuela seeks to regulate Internet with new bill 10-12-2010 12:51 PM

    Caracas: Venezuela plans to include the Internet in a law that regulates the media, under a proposed bill presented to parliament on Thursday that the opposition claims will result in censorship. Manuel Villalba, a lawmaker from President Hugo Chavez's Socialist Party, said the law was aimed at protecting citizens. "Nowhere...
  • Google calls for pressure on Internet censors 09-09-2010 11:20 AM

    Seattle: Google Inc's legal chief called for pressure on governments that censor the Internet, such as China and Turkey, arguing that their blocking access to websites not only violates human rights but unfairly restrains US trade. The remarks, by Google Chief Legal Officer David Drummond, mark a new economic theme...
  • Cyberactivists unblock Wikileaks for Thai Netizens 21-08-2010 11:57 AM

    Bangkok: A group of anonymous Internet activists has set up a website to display information about Thailand that comes from the whistle-blower site Wikileaks, which is blocked to some viewers in the Southeast Asian country. The group calling itself "Wikicong" said Friday it set up the thaileaks.info site as "a...
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