If you live in Iran, and want to yuck it up to a few YouTube clips over a drink with a friend or two, you will have to access the site through a virtual private network, or VPN, as the website is blocked in the country.
The International Trade Union Confederation, representing labor groups in more than 150 countries, claimed a bloc that includes China, Russia and several Middle East nations seeks to “pave the way for future restrictions on both Internet content or its users.”
According to Google’s Transparency Report, requests from worldwide governments to remove Google search results and other services spiked more than 70% in the first half of 2012. The country with the second highest number of censorship requests was the very country touted as supporting freedom – the United States…
By Ernesto | TorrentFreak A set of leaked internal AT&T training documents obtained by TorrentFreak reveal that the Internet provider will start sending out anti-piracy warning notices to its subscribers on November 28. Customers whose accounts are repeatedly flagged for alleged copyright infringements will have their access to frequently visited websites blocked, until they complete […]
(By Michael Krieger | libertyblitzkrieg.com) “I saw first-hand that these regime claims were lies, and I couldn’t believe CNN was making me put what I knew to be government lies into my reporting.” – Amber Lyon The Amber Lyon story is just the latest in a series of articles that expose the total Joseph Goebbels […]
(Source: techdirt.com) We recently wrote about the fight over copyright/fair use in political videos. In the comments, someone anonymous pointed us to a YouTube page including a typical takedown notice.. Here’s a screenshot: This is actually the first time I can recall that I’ve seen a takedown that had “multiple” takedown notices. So it’s interesting […]
(EndOfTheAmericanDream) Global Internet censorship is here. SOPA and PIPA have been stopped (at least for now) in the United States, but a treaty known as ACTA (the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement) is far worse than either of them. ACTA was quietly signed by Barack Obama back on October 1st, 2011 and most Americans have never even […]