Censorship

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…

4 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

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

4 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

4 years ago

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

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

4 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

5 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

5 years ago

Brazil Blocks WhatsApp For 72 Hours

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

5 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

5 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

5 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

Porn Filters Shunned By Most Brits

Are the Brits a nation of porn lovers? Communication regulator points to poor takeup of smut filters

5 years ago

Chinese President Urges Adoption Of ‘Cyber Sovereignty’

Sovereign countries should set their own laws for the Internet and others should respect that, according to China President

5 years ago

Eric Schmidt Urges Greater Surveillance On Online Hate

Will it ping Donald Trump? Spellchecker for hate and harassment urged to tackle terrorism on the internet

5 years ago

ICO Reassures Firms After Data ‘Safe Harbour’ Ruling

“Don't panic” ICO tells British firms after data sharing deal with US is torpedoed by top Euro court

5 years ago

Apple ‘Blocks’ Its Own News App In China

Apple News users in China are reportedly the latest to fall victim to the nation’s censorship policies

6 years ago

Secure Data Exchange ‘Is Breathing New Life’ Into Europe’s Digital Economy

BMC's Paul Appleby reflects on the ruling that Safe Harbour is invalid, and why secure data exchange is the lifeblood…

6 years ago

What Next For Tech Industry After Safe Harbour Suspension?

Technology, legal and privacy experts explain full implications of the ECJ's decision to suspend the Safe Harbour data sharing agreement…

6 years ago

Jimmy Wales: Get Encrypted, Or Face The Consequences

Wikipedia founder calls for better security for everyone, and an end to censorship

6 years ago

Julian Assange Assault Probe Dropped, As UK Protests

Investigation into sexual assault claims against Julian Assange have been dropped, but the rape accusation still stands

6 years ago

Porn Clampdown By Government Questioned

Plan to stop kids accessing smut ignores the fact that most porn websites are hosted outside the UK

6 years ago