Internet censorship

2012 & Beyond: Internet Restrictions Increase in Some Nations

January 1, 2013, 2:24 am

Across the world and in the United States, governments struck down anti-piracy measures ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA after facing a chorus of public scorn. The Japanese government, [...]

Iran Replaces Banned YouTube With its Own Site

December 9, 2012, 3:22 pm

Dissatisfied with the blocked site YouTube, Iran announced its own video-sharing website on Sunday in an attempt to promote government-sanctioned content and amid steps to [...]

UN Internet Meeting’s Website Possibly Hacked

December 6, 2012, 5:41 pm

A conference held by the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union was disrupted by a suspected hacking, the organization said Thursday.

Google Warns UN of Internet Censorship in Dubai Talks

December 3, 2012, 11:59 pm

Google issued a warning that United Nations countries need to maintain an open and uncensored Internet during closed-door talks on the world’s global telecommunications treaty.

Syria Completely Disconnects From Internet

November 29, 2012, 1:14 pm

Syria is now disconnected from the Internet in an unprecedented move, according to a report from an Internet monitoring firm.

US Focus on Internet Freedom at ITU Conference

November 21, 2012, 8:46 pm

A United States delegation is preparing to do battle at a global telecommunications meeting next month, with a focus to protect an international treaty that has ensured [...]

Google Battles UN Internet Proposal, Censorship

November 20, 2012, 11:07 pm

Google has come out swinging against a United Nations (UN) led effort to decide the future of the open Internet at behind-closed-doors December meeting.

Russian Censorship Law Goes Online

November 1, 2012, 7:47 pm

A law allowing the Russian government to take websites offline went into effect Thursday. It was designed to target websites harmful to children—but also targets sites [...]

Chinese Regime Moves to Control Internet during 18th Congress

October 24, 2012, 9:48 pm

With the 18th Party Congress less than a month away, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has started tightening its already severe control over the Internet.

Twitter Blocks German Neo-Nazi Account

October 18, 2012, 6:40 pm

Twitter announced Thursday that it would block access to a neo-Nazi group’s account at the behest of the German government.

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