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28 January 2010

China ratchets up Web privacy fight

Author: Sky Canaves, Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates… said that China's "efforts to censor the Internet have been very limited…" In separate comments, he criticized … Google's statement… that it would stop obeying Beijing's censorship rules …and might close its offices in...

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1 March 2010

Scrutiny of US Internet companies' involvement in censorship in China - US Senate holds hearings

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2 March 2010

US Senate Internet freedom hearing

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The US Senate's Judiciary Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law held a hearing on “Global Internet Freedom and the Rule of Law” on 2 March 2010. The following are some key statements and materials relating to the hearing... [Includes statements of...

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4 July 2011

Baidu picks Microsoft for English search [China]

Author: Jason Subler & Georgina Prodhan, Reuters

China's Baidu is to partner with Microsoft for English-language search…The tie-up will direct English searches from Baidu to Microsoft's Bing, which will deliver the results back to Baidu's Web pages…Bing…filters out results in China relating to...

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12 July 2011

Internet users should organise & push back against companies' "excessive power over the Internet”, argues Internet scholar Rebecca MacKinnon

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21 July 2011

Tort and technology: Lawyers and legislators put pressure on globe-trotting tech firms [China]

Author: Economist

In May and June human-rights lawyers in America filed two suits [under the Alien Tort Claims Act] alleging that executives at Cisco Systems…sold China’s government equipment customised to help track dissenters online…Cisco denies all wrongdoing...

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22 July 2013

Internet censorship: David Cameron cracks down on online pornography with 'porn block' option (UK)

Author: Oliver Wright, Independent (UK)

Every home in the UK is to have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless the householder choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced. Warning that access to online pornography is "corroding childhood" the Prime Minister said that by...

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1 September 2013

[PDF] Issue 6: Quarterly Bulletin on Business & Children - Sep 2013

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The purpose of this e-bulletin is to help keep everyone working in the field of business & children's rights informed about recent key developments and forthcoming initiatives. [Includes contributions in English, French & Spanish from...

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18 November 2013

Google and Microsoft agree steps to block abuse images

Author: BBC News (UK)

Google and Microsoft have agreed [to] measures to make it harder to find child abuse images online. As many as 100,000 search terms will now return no results…and will trigger warnings that child abuse imagery is illegal…Downing Street said the [UK]...

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12 February 2014

Microsoft blames 'system error' but denies censoring Chinese search results [China]

Author: Dominic Rushe, Guardian (UK)

Microsoft has blamed an “error in our system” for producing results on its Bing search engine that appear to censor information for Chinese language users in the same way it filters results in mainland China…FreeWeibo, a tool that allows uncensored...

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