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  • Open source tool could sniff out most heavily censored websites

    Georgia Tech researchers are seeking the assistance of website operators to help better understand which sites are being censored and then figure out how to get around such restricted access by examining the data collected.

    Written by Bob Brown08 July 14 04:56
  • Report: Iran, Syria using Blue Coat gear to squelch dissent

    A report issued today by the Canadian group Citizen Lab says that network security hardware made by well-known manufacturer Blue Coat Systems is being used for political censorship by the repressive governments of Iran, Syria and Sudan.

    Written by Jon Gold09 July 13 23:17
  • WikiLeaks: China pressured Google on Internet censorship

    Google's struggles to operate its search engine in China worsened after a high-ranking Chinese official Googled himself only to find "results critical of him," according to a new cable> released by WikiLeaks on Saturday.

    Written by Michael Kan06 Dec. 10 18:17
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  • World of Warcraft awaits China's approval to relaunch

    The relaunch of the popular online game World of Warcraft in China, where it has already been offline for six weeks, still faces an indefinite delay as it awaits government approval for its content.

    Written by Owen Fletcher20 July 09 17:31
  • Does Google know too much about you?

    Do you trust Google? If you use its multitude of online services on a daily basis you might, but is that assumption wise? For some, Google is a wonderful company with a broad selection of useful online tools that make life easier, but for others Google is a looming, unregulated monster just waiting for the moment to drop the 'don't' from the company's unofficial motto, "Don't be evil."

    Written by Ian Paul11 July 09 05:22
  • Google censors China porn searches

    Google engineers have put in place several measures to remove pornography from search results in China, after the government warned the company its filter was too weak.

    Written by Dan Nystedt23 June 09 21:34
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