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28 March 2011

Meet the U.S. Companies Helping Censor the Arab Web

Author: John Hudson, Atlantic Wire [USA]

While the U.S. State Department spends millions of dollars helping people in the Middle East circumvent Web censorship, a handful of California companies are providing autocratic Middle East regimes with the technology to censor the Web, reports The...

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28 March 2011

U.S. Products Help Block Mideast Web

Author: Paul Sonne & Steve Stecklow, Wall Street Journal

McAfee [part of Intel]...has provided content-filtering software used by Internet-service providers in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, according to interviews with buyers and a regional reseller. Blue Coat Systems…has sold hardware and technology in...

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9 December 2010

WikiLeaks, Human Rights, and Business

Author: Faris Natour, Business for Social Responsibility

…[T]he WikiLeaks saga has now squarely landed in the middle of one of the most pressing business and human rights debates of our time: the responsibility of business to respect the rights to free expression and privacy. After companies from Amazon to...

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21 September 2010

Google releases censorship tools

Author: BBC

Google's new Transparency Report [is] a set of tools designed to show censorship levels around the globe. Civil liberty groups welcomed the tool but called on Google to provide even more detail about the requests. Earlier this year, Google released...

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9 July 2010

China renews Google's licence - Chinese users click to its uncensored Hong Kong site to search

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8 June 2010

China says will keep blocking online content

Author: Scott McDonald, Associated Press

China vowed Tuesday to keep a tight grip on the Internet, saying it would continue to block anything considered subversive or threatening to "national unity”...The 31-page white paper did not give specific examples of what content would be banned,...

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24 March 2010

Brin Drove Google to Pull Back in China

Author: Jessica Vascellaro, Wall Street Journal

Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin pushed the Internet giant to take the risky step of abandoning its China-based search engine as that country's efforts to censor the Web and suppress dissidents smacked of the "totalitarianism" of his youth in the...

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24 March 2010

Interview with Google co-founder Sergey Brin on search engine's withdrawal from China

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22 March 2010

Google closes China search site over censorship, users rerouted to uncensored Hong Kong-based search engine

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2 February 2010

Microsoft statements re Internet censorship in China

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 25 January 2010, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates stated in an interview that China's "efforts to censor the Internet have been very limited," and, regarding Google's statement that it would stop obeying Chinese Government censorship rules, [said], ...

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