News tagged with government web

Web 'blackout' in Malaysia to protest law

Malaysian NGOs, well-known bloggers and opposition politicians on Tuesday staged a one-day "Internet blackout" to protest a legal amendment that they say threatens free expression on the Web.

Aug 14, 2012
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China's main microblog restricts user posts

China's best-known microblogging site has introduced new terms and conditions punishing those who post comments deemed offensive, as it comes under government pressure to clamp down on bloggers.

May 29, 2012
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Google's 1Q lobbying bill more than triples to $5M

(AP) -- Google's U.S. lobbying bill more than tripled to $5 million during the first three months of the year amid increased government scrutiny of the Internet search leader's business and privacy practices.

Apr 23, 2012
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Discord unites elite hackers charged in NY, IL

At the large public housing project in New York City where he lived, outsiders knew him as a quiet family man. But federal prosecutors say Hector Xavier Monsegur was an Internet saboteur known as Sabu.

Mar 08, 2012
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Chinese site bans Web tools used to evade filters

(AP) -- A major Chinese online commerce site has banned sales of software used to bypass Internet censorship amid Beijing's efforts to block the development of a Middle East-style protest movement.

Aug 23, 2011
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Google's lobbying bill tops $2M for 1st time in 2Q

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s quarterly lobbying expenses surpassed $2 million for the first time during the spring and early summer amid U.S. government scrutiny that hatched a wide-ranging investigation into the Internet search ...

Jul 21, 2011
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China plugging holes in 'Great Firewall'

China appears to be moving aggressively to plug holes in its "Great Firewall" censorship system, causing frustration for businesses and web users, foreign Internet companies and analysts said.

Mar 22, 2011
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Google accuses China of blocking Gmail

Google accused the Chinese government on Monday of interfering with its Gmail service, after weeks of online disruptions that have coincided with calls for protests emulating those in the Middle East.

Mar 21, 2011
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