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Apple removes censorship bypass app on Chinese orders–developers

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US technology giant Apple has removed an anti-censorship application from its Chinese app store on orders from Beijing, the software’s developers said Friday.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Blog crackdown chills China’s political debate

In this Dec. 28, 2012 photo, people use computers at an internet cafe in Xiangyang city, in central China's Hubei province. China's population of Internet users has grown to 591 million, driven by a 20 percent rise over the past year in the number of people who surf the Web from smartphones and other wireless devices, an industry group reported Wednesday July 17, 2013. AP

A government-backed campaign to assert greater control over social media has led to increased self-censorship by some of China’s most influential bloggers, chilling political discourse in the country.

Posted: September 21st, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Vietnam to clamp down on social media news postings

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Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Tajikistan renews Facebook access ban

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The Central Asian nation of Tajikistan has blocked social media website Facebook for the third time in twelve months.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

China’s main microblog restricts user posts

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China’s best-known microblogging site has introduced new terms and conditions punishing those who post comments deemed offensive, as it comes under government pressure to clamp down on bloggers.

Posted: May 29th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

China’s Internet population hits 513 million

The number of Internet users in China rose last year by nearly 56 million to more than half a billion, nearly half of whom used weibos, or microblogs, according to official figures released Monday.

Posted: January 16th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook, Google, others face charges in India

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Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other websites are facing prosecution in Indian courts for refusing to censor themselves and remove contents considered insulting to Indian leaders and major religious figures.

Posted: January 14th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Beijing orders microbloggers to register real names—Xinhua

Beijing city authorities have issued new rules requiring microbloggers to register their real names before posting, state media said Friday, as the Chinese government tightens its grip on the Internet.

Posted: December 16th, 2011 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Malaysia braces for cyberattacks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  – Malaysian officials said Wednesday they were bracing for hacker attacks on government websites by a group which sabotaged Turkish sites last week to protest against Internet censorship. Internet activists Anonymous warned on a website that they would target Malaysia’s government portal www.Malaysia.gov.my beginning at 1930 GMT on Wednesday. “We are aware [...]

Posted: June 15th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

Malaysia seeks to ban sites for illegal downloads

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Thousands of Malaysians joined an online protest Sunday against a government effort to block access to 10 popular websites often used to illegally download movies, TV shows and music. It is the biggest move to curb Internet entertainment piracy in Malaysia, which has long been accused by industry officials of not [...]

Posted: June 13th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

UN expert: Cutting Web access ‘disproportionate’

GENEVA — The U.N.’s independent expert on freedom of speech says governments that cut users’ access to the Internet are violating a basic human right “regardless of the justification provided.” Frank La Rue says blocking Net access is “disproportionate,” whether it is a blanket ban imposed during times of political unrest or against individuals for [...]

Posted: May 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Infotech,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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