Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison

A journalist also known as an informal spokesman for the hacker group Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in a case which rallied activists for press freedom, his supporters said.

US won't reveal records on health website security

The Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's signature health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers ...

Singaporean online community angered by new media rule

Singapore's feisty online community reacted angrily Wednesday to an announcement that news websites including one operated by Yahoo! will have to obtain licences subjecting them to rules governing traditional media.

Watchdog launches global press freedom 'indicator'

Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday launched a new indicator measuring global press freedom by aggregating the scores of its annual index, from perennial table-topping Finland to worst offenders Eritrea.

Myanmar authorities unblock some banned websites

(AP) -- Myanmar's repressive government was allowing access to banned news websites Friday for the first time in years, including several operated by exiled dissidents.

Twitter user claims to name UK stars who gag press

A Twitter account had more than 35,000 followers by Monday after claiming to have revealed the names of British celebrities who have taken out gagging orders to prevent reporting about their private lives.

Thailand censors more websites as protests persist

(AP) -- George Orwell's "1984" had its Big Brother, and Thailand has Ranongrak Suwanchawee. The country's information minister stares down from billboards along Bangkok's expressways, warning that "Bad websites are detrimental ...

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