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Iran Blocks Internet Services as Protests Continue

Amid widespread protests in the country, the Iran authorities have blocked access to two major social media networks. Iran’s government has done this in order to close public access to the internet by protestors who are using social networks to organize the demonstrations. In some parts of the... Read More »

Messaging App WhatsApp Blocked in China

WhatsApp, a highly popular messaging app used around the world, is currently the latest target by the Chinese government. The country’s WhatsApp users are experiencing difficulties sending or receiving voice and graphics messages via the application. Many political and social analysts have speculated that the crackdown on the... Read More »

Internet Censorship Increases in Venezuela

Absolute power in the hands of one individual can have devastating effects for any institution or organization. When a whole country is run on the whims and fancies of one autocratic leader and bureaucracy, military and other law enforcing agencies simply follow orders—a process that is bound to... Read More »

Turkey Blocked Access to Online Encyclopedia Wikipedia

A recent failed coup attempt in Turkey has led to many upheavals. The latest is a blanket ban imposed by the Turkish Government that blocks access to Wikipedia, thereby leaving a large part of the Turkish public at a disadvantage. Wikipedia’s appeal against the ban in a Turkish... Read More »

Russia Trying to Copy China’s Model of Internet Censorship

Russia is on the path of emulating China’s model of internet censorship. Last year, Chinese and Russian censors met at the International Safe Internet Forum held in April in Moscow in order to exchange ideas for controlling the citizens’ access to Internet in their countries. Konstantin Malofeev, an... Read More »

Social Media Platform Pinterest Banned in China

The latest site to be banned in China is Pinterest, following the ban of Instagram, Snapchat and Picasa as well as Tumblr. Great Firewall, the censorship watchdogs, will not allow users in the country to share any content or pin any images using Pinterest. Chinese Censorship Pinterest is... Read More »
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ISPs Are Filtering Your Internet

  If you tend to keep up with technology news, you may already have some strong opinions about net neutrality. If you happen to be in favor of net neutrality, you also may be disappointed to know exactly how much filtering of Internet traffic is already going on.... Read More »

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