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  • Bahrain clamps down on Web traffic as violence escalates

    Posted February 17, 2011 - 6:47 pm

    Internet traffic in Bahrain, the Persian Gulf kingdom wracked by a third day of protests, has declined by about 20%, likely as a result of more aggressive government filtering, a Web security company said today.
  • Google exec freed from Egyptian custody

    Posted February 7, 2011 - 6:26 pm

    Google executive Wael Ghonim has been released from government custody in Egypt today, and he's already tweeted about his freedom.
  • Anatomy of an Internet blackout

    Posted January 28, 2011 - 5:48 pm

    The shutdown of Egypt's ties to the rest of the global Internet was not announced by the government -- instead, 3,500 Internet routes suddenly vanished, with more continuing to wink out, leaving network operators in North America to wonder what exactly had happened and what the ripple effects might be.
  • Egypt's 'Net blockage an 'Armageddon approach'

    Posted January 28, 2011 - 5:41 pm

    The Internet blockade imposed by the Egyptian government following civil unrest is unprecedented, both in its nature and scope, according to network monitoring firms.
  • Google instant bans 'BitTorrent' word

    Posted January 27, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    What do curse words, porn terms and the word BitTorrent have in common? They're all blacklisted from Google Instant.
  • Egypt's move to block Twitter a sign of social media influence

    Posted January 27, 2011 - 3:43 pm

    The Egyptian governments move to shut down access to Twitter in the country indicates how powerful social media can be as a protest tool.
  • The Grinch who stole porn for Christmas: UK weighs ban

    Posted December 20, 2010 - 2:35 pm

    Is the UK banning pornography? That is the question overseas at the moment as a conservative member of the British Parliament has proposed forcing ISPs to block all pornographic material seeping into UK homes.
  • Chinese developer surprised by backlash to porn filter

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 9:20 am

    A Chinese developer of pornography filtering software protested reports linking the program to China's broader Internet censorship on Wednesday, after the government ordered that his software be distributed with all PCs sold in the country.
  • Wikipedia censorship case sends 'confusing' message

    Posted December 12, 2008 - 10:57 am

    While the fracas over the censoring of a Wikipedia page in the U.K. has somewhat subsided, the case has imparted a confusing message to Internet users about what is considered an indecent image, according to one legal expert.
  • Google, Yahoo and Microsoft align against state censorship

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 11:49 am

    Google, Yahoo and Microsoft will announce a common code of conduct relating to freedom of expression and the protection of privacy online.
  • IOC caves to China Internet censorship

    Posted July 31, 2008 - 10:45 am

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) admitted Wednesday that it made a deal with Chinese officials to accept censorship of the Internet during the Beijing Olympic Games, which begin August 8.
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