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Hackers plot DIY Sputniks for Internet freedom

( -- Hackers at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, which wrapped up over the weekend, are toasting the New Year with a newly announced plan for a hacker-owned satellite communications network. The anti-censorship ...

dateJan 02, 2012 in Internet report
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China microblogging site to tighten controls

China's popular micoblogging site Weibo said it was tightening controls over its Twitter-like service, state press said Monday, amid concerns over growing government interference on the web.

dateSep 19, 2011 in Internet
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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 website has ...

dateSep 15, 2013 in Internet
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China's Internet population tops 500 million

China now has more than 500 million people on the Internet and nearly half use weibos, microblogs similar to Twitter that can circumvent the country's powerful censors, official data showed Monday.

dateJan 16, 2012 in Internet
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Twitter's new censorship plan rouses global furor

(AP) -- Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local ...

dateJan 28, 2012 in Internet
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