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UK government turns on porn sites as next target for ISPs to block

UK government turns on porn sites as next target for ISPs to block

By 4 May 2012

With The Pirate Bay now blocked by several of the UK's internet service providers, after a court order, the British government is now turning its sights on pornography. It is to consult with ISPs on the possibility of their blocking access to all porn... >>

Twitter country censorship tweets up a fuss

Twitter country censorship tweets up a fuss

By 27 January 2012

Twitter's wings have received a bit of a clipping with the first signs of mass regional censorship being hinted at by the micro-blogging platform. In a blog post entitled "Tweets still must flow" the company has announced that it now has the ability to... >>

UK Goverment demands YouTube remove videos

UK Goverment demands YouTube remove videos

By 26 October 2011

Google has recently released its bi-annual Transparency Report which states that there have been 135 requests from the government and police to remove videos which may cause a threat to national security. The 135 requests were made from the beginning... >>

Twitter blocked in Egypt after riots

Twitter blocked in Egypt after riots

By 26 January 2011

Twitter has been blocked in Egypt, the micro-blogging giant has confirmed. It seems as if the Egyptian authorities want a blanket ban on all forms of protest and opinion, with the BBC also confirming that all public gatherings, protests and marches are... >>

Kuwait bans use of DSLR cameras

Kuwait bans use of DSLR cameras

By 23 November 2010

Three ministries in Kuwait have banned the public use of Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras (DSLRs), on the streets and in malls, for anyone who isn't a journalist. Kuwait's Ministry of Information, Ministry of Social Affairs and Ministry of Finance... >>

Amazon Kindle gets around Chinese web censorship

Amazon Kindle gets around Chinese web censorship

By 2 November 2010

The new 3G Amazon Kindle is proving rather popular in China as it has the handy ability to circumvent the country's wall of web censorship. As was found in the Pocket-lint review, the  Amazon Kindle 3G is a pretty smart device, but rather than its great... >>

China defends its right to censor web

China defends its right to censor web

By 14 January 2010

In the wake of the recent declaration by Google that it will be refusing to censor search results in China any more, all eyes have been on the Asian superpower for its response. That response has now arrived, with multiple government departments issuing... >>

Google threatens withdrawal from China

Google threatens withdrawal from China

By 13 January 2010

Google has announced on its blog that it's considering pulling out of the Chinese market, following a cyber-attack from the country. Google says it has evidence that in mid-December hackers attempted to access the Gmail accounts of human rights activists.... >>

2007: A year in review, June

2007: A year in review, June

By 28 December 2007

As the sun finally came out, the HD DVD/Blu-ray format war hotted up. Toshiba made the gadget world headlines with the launch of a re-writable HD DVD drive for notebook PCs - the SD-912A. And 4 days later, Toshiba's senior vice-president Hisatsugu Nonaka... >>

2007: A year in review, March

2007: A year in review, March

By 27 December 2007

Let the battle begin! March kicked off with the launch of the PS3 but hot on its heels was the arrival Xbox 360 Elite. Shivering gamers waited outside the Virgin Megastore in Oxford Street in London for the latest launch from Sony. It was well worth it... >>


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