Hackers plot DIY Sputniks for Internet freedom
Study shows just how fast censorship can occur in social media
(Phys.org) —An analysis of censorship patterns on the Twitter-like Chinese social media service called Weibo gives the clearest picture yet of how the site's operator, Sina Weibo, finds and deletes controversial ...
Deep divides in Dubai at UN talks on Internet (Update 2)
Talks over possible new U.N. regulations for the Internet were deeply divided Monday, with Russia and others advocating for more government control, while a U.S.-led bloc warned against rules that could restrict freedoms ...
Google enters debate on UN Internet control
Google has jumped into the debate over a UN telecom gathering set to review regulations affecting the Internet, claiming it is "the wrong place" to make decisions about the future of the Web.
Censoring social media fans flames of social unrest
Is social media censorship a means to quell a modern uprising? Some politicians and law enforcers during the political turbulence of 2011 thought so but recent research suggests that uncensored citizens experience less violence ...
Google adds warning of 'state-sponsored attacks'
(AP) Google said Wednesday that it has added a feature to warn users whose accounts it believes are targets of "state-sponsored attacks," but the Internet giant did not cite a specific government.
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.
Facebook's spam program catches innocent users
Facebook has sent notes of apology and is changing automated systems that blocked environmental activists and other people from posting on like-minded Facebook pages.
New anti-censorship scheme could make it impossible to block individual sites
A radical new approach to thwarting Internet censorship would essentially turn the whole web into a proxy server, making it virtually impossible for a censoring government to block individual sites.
China cracks down on wi-fi in public spaces
China has ordered public spaces offering wi-fi web access to install costly software to enable police to identify people using the service, state media said Thursday.
Hacker group launches online social network
Infamous hacker group Anonymous launched Monday its own social network after being rejected by Google's freshly-launched online community.
US Senate committee approves online piracy bill
The US Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Thursday that would give US law enforcement more tools to crack down on websites abroad engaged in piracy of movies, television shows and music.
Amazon's 3G Kindle leaps 'Great Firewall of China'
Amazon's Kindle 3G e-reader is being snapped up on China's grey market as it has an extra special advantage for customers -- it automatically leaps the so-called "Great Firewall" of state web censorship.
New online Google tool shows where services blocked (Update)
Google released a new online tool on Tuesday that shows where the Internet giant's services and products such as YouTube are being blocked around the world.