Censorship

China Cracks Apple Encryption, Claims It Can Identify AirDrop Senders

Apple's encryption for AirDrop file-sharing has alleged being cracked, as Chinese authorities claim they can ID senders

2 months ago

Ofcom’s Age Verification Proposals Pose ‘Significant’ Privacy, Security Risk

Open Rights Group slams Ofcom's proposals for age verification checks on porn websites, citing privacy and security concerns

3 months ago

Ofcom Proposes Face Scanning, Banking Details For Porn Age Verification

Proposals published by Ofcom for porn websites to implement acceptable age verification measures under Online Safety Bill

3 months ago

Questions Surround X/Twitter, After Elon Musk Expletive-Filled Rant

Has Elon Musk sabotaged X going forward? Analysts cite Twitter owner as the biggest liability for the platform

3 months ago

Russia Places Meta Spokesman On Wanted List

Meta spokesman Andy Stone placed on Russia's 'wanted list', with Meta Platforms previously classified as 'terrorist' organisation

3 months ago

Wikileaks Founder Says X (Twitter) ‘Overrun By Trolls, Lunatics’

Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales says “a lot of thoughtful and serious people are fleeing Twitter” since Elon Musk takeover of platform

4 months ago

Russia To Try Block VPN Access In 2024, Lawmaker Claims

Access to Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) in Russia will be blocked from March 2024, Russian lawmaker claims

5 months ago

UK Online Safety Bill Set To Become Law

Government ignores tech objections, as Online Safety Bill looks set to become UK law after passing both houses of parliament

5 months ago

Meta Shuts Down Huge Chinese Disinformation Campaign

Nearly 9,000 Facebook and Instagram accounts associated with Chinese disinformation campaign have been closed by Meta

6 months ago

Co-Founder Of Yandex Condemns Ukraine Invasion

Arkady Volozh, co-founder of the Yandex search engine, has strongly condemned Russia's “barbaric” invasion of Ukraine

7 months ago

US States Fight Court Order Blocking Social Media Misinformation Efforts

Group of Democratic US states attorney general joins appeal against court order blocking government social media misinformation efforts

7 months ago

Judge Blocks Biden Officials Communicating With Social Media Firms

Win for US republicans, after federal judge restricts some Biden officials from meeting and communicating with social media companies

8 months ago

China To Restrict AirDrop, Bluetooth File-Sharing, Citing National Security

After protests last year, Chinese cyber regulator to clamp down on wireless file-sharing technology on national security grounds

9 months ago

Twitter’s Top Users Posting Less, Pew Research Finds

As Elon Musk pledges to tweet what he wants, even if it will lose him money, comes worrying Twitter usage…

10 months ago

China Warns Elon Musk Over Wuhan Lab Leak Tweet

Chinese Communist Party issues blunt warning via state media to Tesla's Elon Musk, over pushing Wuhan Lab Covid leak theory…

1 year ago

China Restricts Access To ChatGPT, But Praises AI Potential

Chinese tech firms instructed to cut access to US-based ChatGPT, as state media outlets accuse it of spreading US 'misinformation'

1 year ago

Twitter Created System To Promote Elon Musk Tweets – Report

Elon Musk hints at new CEO for Twitter, amid reports engineers were ordered to create system to promote his tweets

1 year ago

Meta Oversight Board Pledges Quicker Case Reviews

Facebook's Supreme Court, the Oversight Board, say it will review more content moderation cases and do it faster than before

1 year ago

Twitter Access Restored In Turkey After Earthquake Criticism

Service restored after Turkey restricted access to Twitter after criticism of government response to devastating earthquakes

1 year ago

Wikimedia Denies ‘Infiltration’ By Saudi Spies

Wikimedia Foundation denies Wikipedia was infiltrated by Saudi agents after report by Middle East human rights groups

1 year ago

WhatsApp To Bypass Regime Internet Shutdowns

Iran, China blow? Internet shutdowns by authoritarian regimes will not prevent WhatsApp users from messaging, Meta confirms

1 year ago

Musk: ‘Nearly 100’ Starlink Terminals Now Active In Iran

SpaceX chief Elon Musk says 'approaching 100' Starlink terminals now active in Iran, amidst ongoing protests and blocked network access

1 year ago

Twitter Suspends Journalists Over Elon Musk Jet Tracking Articles

Twitter accounts of a number of high profile journalists have been suspended after covering the Elon Musk jet tracking story

1 year ago

Jack Dorsey Admits Twitter Still Has Problems

Cooling bromance? Twitter co-founder and former CEO admits mistakes were made at Twitter, and says platform still has problems

1 year ago

Europe’s Top Court Rules Google Must Remove ‘Inaccurate’ Data

Fresh development in 'right to be forgotten' case, as CJEU rules Google must remove data from online search results if…

1 year ago

Elon Musk Suspends Kayne West Account After Swastika Post

Not again. Twitter post of a swastika sees account of American rapper Ye (aka Kayne West) suspended by Elon Musk

1 year ago

Elon Musk Backtracks Over Apple Bust Up

Chief twit tweets 'misunderstanding' about Apple potentially removing Twitter from App Store has been “resolved” after meeting Tim Cook

1 year ago

UK Government Unveils Revised Online Safety Bill

The UK's revised online safety bill proposes fines of 10 percent of revenue if social networks fail to block racist,…

1 year ago

Elon Musk: Apple Threatening To Remove Twitter From App Store

Musk reveals Apple has halted most of its advertising on Twitter and is allegedly threatening to pull the platform from…

1 year ago

China Claims To Have Resolved Child Gaming Addiction

China claims it has reduced video gaming among youngsters to less than 3 hours a week, after limiting gaming to…

1 year ago