Turkey seeks to curb Internet freedom
The Turkish government has moved to impose strict controls on the Internet by monitoring the activities of online users and blocking certain keywords, a parliamentary source said on Thursday.
Saudi Viber users say banned messenger is back
Saudi users of Internet messenger application Viber reported on Saturday that the service was back on their smartphones, despite the authorities insisting it was still banned.
French court orders Google to block Max Mosley orgy pictures
A French court on Wednesday ordered Google to prevent its search engine from providing links to images of a sadomasochist orgy involving former Formula One boss Max Mosley.
Free YouTube! Pakistan ban faces court action
ToffeeTV has hit an unexpected snag. The Internet startup depended on YouTube to promote "Hokey-Pokey," ''The Umm Nyum Nyum Song" and other language-teaching clips it produces for children, but the video-sharing ...
Pakistan axes 'immoral' cell phone love chat
Pakistan has cracked down on "immoral" love chat services offered by mobile phone companies, stifling hopes of illicit romance in the conservative Muslim country where dating is frowned upon.
Climate change deniers using dirty tricks from 'tobacco wars'
Fossil fuel companies have been funding smear campaigns that raise doubts about climate change, writes John Sauven in the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine.
Ukraine launches publically funded online TV
Leading Ukrainian journalists have announced the launching of a new online television channel that will be independent of government and business interests.
China trying new form of 'Internet censorship'
China is experimenting with more subtle methods to censor Internet search results ahead of the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, according to a group that monitors blocked websites in the ...
Tumblr fans get sassy on Yahoo! takeover news
Tumblr lovers were quick to express ire in trademark sassy posts Monday after news that Yahoo! is buying the blogging platform in a $1.1 billion deal.
China career boost can come with health risks (Update)
Whitney Foard Small loved China and her job as a regional director of communications for a top automaker. But after air pollution led to several stays in hospital and finally a written warning from her doctor ...
China's Baidu reports slower profit growth (Update)
Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, reported slower profit growth in its latest quarter Friday as costs rose sharply and competition for its new mobile service intensified.
Censors increasingly take aim at Google content
Google on Thursday released data showing that requests by governments to censor the Internet giant's content have hit new heights, with Brazil and the United States leading the way.
Saudi threatens to ban WhatsApp, Viber and Skype: sources
Internet messenger applications such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp face being banned in Saudi Arabia if operators fail to allow authorities in the kingdom to censor them, industry sources said on Monday.
Google Reader death brings online outcry
Outrage over Google's decision to pull the plug on Reader flooded the Internet on Thursday as lovers of the RSS service for tracking website updates lobbied to keep it alive. ...