Censorship

Republicans Accuse Twitter Of Anti-Conservative Bias

Two Republican Congressmen in the US write letter to CEO Jack Dorsey over 'Twitter's discrimination against conservative voices'

4 weeks ago

Tech Firms Withhold Data Sharing With Hong Kong

Tech giants pledge pause data sharing with authorities in Hong Kong, after China imposed draconian security law for the territory

4 weeks ago

Zoom Briefly Suspends Accounts Of Chinese Activists

Zoom meeting of US-based Chinese activist group to commemorate Tiananmen Square massacre results in brief account suspension

2 months ago

Facebook To Identify State-Controlled Media From Russia, China

State-controlled media organisations from Russia, China and other countries will be labelled as such by Facebook from the summer

2 months ago

Pressure On Zuckerberg Grows, As Facebook Old Guard Join Protest

Employees from the early days of Facebook denounce Mark Zuckerberg over his decision not to act against posts by US…

2 months ago

Trump Targets Twitter With Executive Order

Escalating row between Twitter and the White House sees tech firm call out US President over a new tweet for…

2 months ago

Apple Shareholders Vote On Chinese App Removal Policies

Apple's policy to obey Chinese government orders to remove certain apps from its App Store in China is facing a…

5 months ago

Julian Assange Could Be ‘Tortured To Death’, Doctors Claim

Doctors pen open letter to The Lancet making astonishing claim about Assange's fate, but spokesman says his health is improving

6 months ago

Turkey Lifts Wikipedia Ban After Nearly Three Years

Ban on Wikipedia in Turkey for nearly three years has ended after freedom of expression ruling from country's Constitutional Court

7 months ago

Former Executive Slams Google Over Human Rights

Former head of international relations has alleged that things have changed from Google's original moto of “don't be evil”

7 months ago

Russia ‘Successfully Tests’ Sovereign Internet – Report

Russian pursuit of “sovereign internet” sees the country test its Internet unplugged from rest of the world

7 months ago

BBC News Launches ‘Dark Web’ Site To Beat Censorship Regimes

Going dark. International BBC news website can now be accessed via the Tor network, to thwart censorship

10 months ago

Julian Assange Loses Extradition Delay Attempt

Assange loses court bid to delay extradition hearing, after arguing he needs more time to prepare defence

10 months ago

UK Government Drops Controversial Porn Age Checks

Long standing plan to introduce age checks on porn websites has been dropped by the British government

10 months ago

Russia Seeks User Ban For Sharing ‘Illegal Content’

Online freedom clampdown? Russian lawmarkers draft bill to block email or messenger users who circulate 'banned' content

10 months ago

Google Halts News Snippets For French Users

Controversial European copyright law results in French users losing the ability to view Google news snippets

10 months ago

Porn Age Checks To Be Delayed – Again

UPDATED - Government confirms six month delay to porn age checking after it fails to inform Brussels

1 year ago

Julian Assange Extradition Order Signed By Home Secretary

Court now decides, after Sajid Javidsigned a request for Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States

1 year ago

President Putin Signs Bill To Isolate Internet In Russia

Controversial law will route Russian web traffic through points controlled by Russian government

1 year ago

Google, Facebook To Work With Samaritans On Unsafe Content

Health Secretary announces tech giants will work with Samaritans to limit harmful online content

1 year ago

Facebook Bans Far Right Groups

Hate crackdown continues as Facebook bans Nick Griffin, Britain First, BNP and National Front

1 year ago

UK Porn Viewers To Face Age Checks From 15 July

No 'summer loving' for British porn viewers if they fail to verify their age from mid July

1 year ago

Russian Parliament Passes Bill To Isolate Internet

Controversial law would route Russian web traffic through points controlled by Russian government

1 year ago

Russia Threatens VPN Clampdown

Russian regulator gives one month notice, effectively ordering VPNs to block banned websites and messaging services

1 year ago

Tech Giants Talk With Government Over Online Content Rules

Letter to ministers spells out tech industry position on any forthcoming rules regarding harmful online content

1 year ago

‘No Plans’ For China Return, Says Google Boss

But Pichai tells the US Congress that Google continues to explore its options in that country

2 years ago

Google Staffers Urge Cancellation Of Project Dragonfly

Open staff letter calls on search giant to abandon attempts to create censored search app for Chinese market

2 years ago

Facebook To Clamp Down On Voting Misinformation

US election clampdown, but meantime in the UK it pledges to make political adverts “transparent”

2 years ago