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9 April 2012

"Fighting online censorship when legal action fails": On advocacy around Pakistan Govt.'s recent tender for web filtering system

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9 April 2012

Fighting online censorship when legal action fails

Author: Jillian C. York, director for International Freedom of Expression at Electronic Frontier Foundation, in Al Jazeera

When, in late February, Pakistan's Telecommunications Authority (PTA) issued a call for proposals on a large scale internet filtering system to allow for the blocking of up to 50 million URLs...Pakistani rights activists were more than a little peeved...

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3 February 2012

Google can now censor Blogger content by country

Author: AAP

Google can now make content on its Blogger platform selectively available to users based on local laws, in a move similar to Twitter's new country-specific censoring ability which prompted a backlash from critics. Google quietly announced changes to...

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31 January 2012

Twitter re decision to censor tweets in certain countries

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 26 January 2012, Twitter announced that it would begin restricting tweets in specific countries. Twitter says this will mean that some content can be withheld in specific countries while still being available in the rest of the world. Critics said...

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27 January 2012

Twitter to begin restricting tweets in specific countries raising questions about how it will "handle issues of free speech"

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9 January 2012

Google announces it can censor blogger content by country, company says move allows it to promote freedom of expression while complying with local law

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15 December 2011

Google’s Brin calls SOPA censorship akin to China, Iran [USA]

Author: Cecilia Kang, Washington Post [USA]

Google has emerged as one of the biggest corporate critics of a House anti-piracy bill, with co-founder Sergey Brin now likening the proposal to Internet censorship practices in China and Iran. Brin took to the Google+ social networking site...to post...

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31 October 2011

Human Rights and the internet

Author: Widney Brown, Amnesty Intl.

Alaa abd el Fattah, an Egyptian activist facing a military tribunal for his blogging, explained that Vodafone and other mobile phone and internet service providers knew that the government had enacted a law that gave it the power to demand these...

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23 October 2011

Syria using American software to censor Internet, experts say

Author: Sari Horwitz, Washington Post

Syria is using equipment and software developed by an American company to censor the Internet and conduct surveillance of its citizens…The equipment, developed by…Blue Coat Systems is allegedly being used by Syria’s autocratic government to block...

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16 August 2011

Fighting China's Golden Shield: Cisco sued over jailing and torture of dissidents

Author: Asher Moses, The Sidney Morning Herald

Cisco…is being sued by Chinese political prisoners for allegedly providing the technology and expertise used by the Chinese Communist Party to monitor, censor and suppress the Chinese people…Ward & Ward, has brought the case on behalf of Du Daobin...

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