Censorship

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

1 year ago

Google Halts News Snippets For French Users

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

1 year ago

Porn Age Checks To Be Delayed – Again

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

2 years 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

2 years ago

President Putin Signs Bill To Isolate Internet In Russia

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

2 years ago

Google, Facebook To Work With Samaritans On Unsafe Content

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

2 years ago

Facebook Bans Far Right Groups

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

2 years 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

2 years ago

Russian Parliament Passes Bill To Isolate Internet

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

2 years ago

Russia Threatens VPN Clampdown

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

2 years 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

2 years 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

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

3 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 years ago

Reports Suggest WhatsApp Is Blocked In China

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

4 years ago