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6 June 2013

Documents: U.S. mining data from 9 leading Internet firms; companies deny knowledge

Author: Barton Gellman & Laura Poitras, Washington Post

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track...

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25 March 2013

Baidu, China win dismissal of U.S. censorship lawsuit

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters

[E]ight New York writers and video producers…said Baidu and China violated the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as various civil and human rights laws, by conspiring to suppress their political speech from Baidu's search engine...

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18 March 2013

Russian watchdog criticizes Google over suicide videos

Author: RIA Novosti

Russia’s consumer rights watchdog hit out at Google and YouTube...what it called online suicide instruction videos. “Google Russia and YouTube LLC express their position based solely on a threat to the freedom of access to information on the Internet,...

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10 February 2013

Egypt court bans YouTube over Innocence of Muslims trailer

Author: Patrick Kingsley, Guardian [UK]

YouTube has been temporarily banned in Egypt for carrying an anti-Islamic documentary that triggered deadly riots across north Africa and the Middle East in September... Judge Hassouna Tawfiq ordered the government to block access to the video-sharing...

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16 October 2012

Google told to fix privacy policy by EU data regulators

Author: BBC

EU watchdogs have said Google must revise its privacy policy. It follows the firm's decision…to consolidate 60 separate privacy policies into a single agreement. The move allowed it to pool data from across its products, including use of its video...

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22 September 2012

Google blocks access to anti-Islam film trailer in Jordan

Author: Mohammad Ghazal, Jordan Times

Google has started blocking access to clips of the anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" in Jordan following a request by the government...Telecom companies as well as Internet service providers in Jordan were provided with the list of links that...

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16 September 2012

[video] Anti-Islam video stirs censorship debate

Author: Tom Ackerman, Al Jazeera

Google says it will not restrict worldwide access to an anti-Islam video, despite a request from the White House to do so. The video, which denigrates Prophet Muhammed, sparked a firestorm of protest around the world. Google has, however, blocked the...

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15 September 2012

Google blocks YouTube anti-Muslim movie trailer in Egypt, Libya, India, Indonesia & Afghanistan amid criticism of censorship

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15 September 2012

Google’s restricting of anti-Muslim video shows role of Web firms as free-speech arbiters

Author: Craig Timberg, Washington Post

Google lists eight reasons on its “YouTube Community Guidelines” page for why it might take down a video. Inciting riots is not among them. But after the White House warned...that a crude anti-Muslim movie trailer had sparked lethal violence in the...

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14 September 2012

Should Google censor an anti-Islam video? [Egypt & Libya]

Author: [opinion] Jillian York, Electronic Frontier Foundation, on CNN

YouTube blocked access to an anti-Islam video that sparked protests in Egypt and Libya...Although restricting the video in the two countries might seem tempting in the wake of the horrific violence that occurred in Libya, it is in the best interest of...

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