Censorship

Google Confirms Existence Of Project Dragonfly

Google confirms Project Dragonfly is being developed, but 'censorship search' for China is not close to launch

2 years ago

US Congress Grill Google On China Censorship Plans

Google faces calls from six US senators, numerous human rights groups, and 1,000 staff over China expansion

2 years ago

Home Secretary ‘Demands’ Action From Tech Firms On Child Abuse

Sajid Javid pledges more cash, and demands tech giants tackle online child sexual abuse, or face legislation

2 years ago

Apple Removes Thousands Of Apps From China App Store

Cost of doing business? 'Illegal' lottery and gambling apps the latest to be purged from Apple's China App Store

2 years ago

Google Staff Demand Answers Over Censorship Search App

Search engine for Chinese market still a long way from launching says Alphabet boss, amid staff concern

2 years ago

Google Plots China Return With Censorship Software – Report

Do No Evil? Google reportedly building search engine for China that allows for content to be censored

2 years ago

Google Defeated In ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ London Court Case

Wins one, loses one, in London High Court as Google is told to remove links to criminal convictions

2 years ago

Government Confirms Delay For Online Porn Age Checks

The deadline for the government's age verification tool has been pushed back to the end of the year over security…

3 years ago

PornHub Owner Unveils Age Verification Tool For The UK

Online smut control? AgeID will be help Brits comply with the Digital Economy Act 2017 from April

3 years ago

DOJ Shares Criminal Probe Evidence With Judge In Waymo vs. Uber Suit

ANALYSIS: In a surprise development, lawyers reveal evidence from ongoing criminal investigation of Uber to the judge in Waymo’s civil…

3 years ago

Britain, France And Italy Will Pressure Internet Companies To Tackle ‘Terrorist Content’ Faster

Britain wants Internet firms to remove extremist content from their sites and services in a speedier fashion, with the aim…

3 years ago

Google Insists AI Better Than Humans For Extremist Content Takedown

Score one for the machine. Google admits its AI system is better at removing extremist content on YouTube

3 years ago

Privacy Crackdown: Russia Bans VPNs And Apple ‘Sides With Censorship’ In China

Privacy advocates criticise the moves as government's seek to tighten their grips on the web

3 years ago

Reports Suggest WhatsApp Is Blocked In China

Another example of the Chinese government's ongoing efforts to control the internet

3 years ago

Government Presses Ahead With Age Verification Plans For Porn

Visitors to porn websites will be asked to supply credit card information to prove they are 18

3 years ago

Google Search Results Will No Longer Show Medical Records

Google makes a departure from its usually hands-off approach when it comes to search results

3 years ago

Infosec 2017: Government Can’t Ignore ‘Technical Realities’ Of Encryption

Issues of encryption and internet regulation both tackled at InfoSecurity Europe 2017

3 years ago

Google And Microsoft Agree To Music And Movie Piracy Crackdown

Search engine traffic will be reduced to piracy sites providing illegal downloads

4 years ago

China Tightens Grip On Internet Censorship With 14 Month VPN Crackdown

The use of unauthorised virtual private networks will be made illegal by the Chinese government

4 years ago

Tor Network Blocked In Turkey As Government Cracks Down

The move has upgraded Turkey's net censorship policies from "moderate" to "severe," according to activists

4 years ago

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter And Google Will Create Shared Database To Tackle Terror Propaganda

A shared database will be used to flag up content that appears to be trying to spread terror speech

4 years ago

Investigatory Powers Bill Is Passed By Parliament

Most Labour MPs join the Conservatives to pass controversial surveillance legislation in Parliament

4 years ago

US Police Don’t Need A Warrant To Track Mobile Users

Privacy setback? US appeals court rules police don't need warrant to obtain cell tower records from mobile operators

4 years ago

Brazil Blocks WhatsApp For 72 Hours

Brazilian judge orders operators to block access in latest battle between country and WhatsApp

4 years ago

China Domain Proposals Prompt Web Crackdown Fears

Government proposal to create 'whitelist' of approved websites raises fears of further crackdowns on web users in China

4 years ago

Government Cherry-Picks Elizabeth Denham As UK Information Commissioner

Denham says she is ready to tackle challenges that rapid tech innovation presents to information rights

4 years ago

UK Government Introduces New Online Porn Restrictions

All sites containing pornographic content will soon be legally required to request some form of age verification

5 years ago

IBM Has Blocked SoftLayer Cloud Users In Iran

IBM moves to block its SoftLayer cloud infrastructure service from countries restricted by US sanctions including Iran, Cuba, and Syria

5 years ago

Google Will Show ‘Counter-Narrative’ AdWords To Users Searching For Terrorist Websites

Users searching for content related to terrorism will be 'anti-radicalisation' wesbites in Google's new trials

5 years ago

California Anti-Encryption Bill Targets Smartphones

Like a recent New York State bill, the law seeks to ban the sale of mobile devices that can't be…

5 years ago