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Government denies internet censorship, Modi joins protest


August 24th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Protest by social media users against the Indian government's move to block/disable 300 web pages, including some Twitter handles, continued Friday despite ministers denying ... Read more...

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Censorship of social media fans public unrest


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Is social media censorship a means to quell a modern uprising? Politicians and law enforcers thought so in the context of last year's political turbulence. But ... Read more...

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Social media powering modern protests, note experts


April 17th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) From the Pink Chaddi campaign in 2009 to the Kashmir uprisings or the Arab Spring later, internet has given new means of expression to ... Read more...

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Anti-piracy bills shelved by US Congress


January 21st, 2012 - 1:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Congress has indefinitely postponed debate on two disputed anti-piracy bills, two days after protest blackouts by hundreds of websites including online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.Senate ... Read more...

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Wikipedia, Google join anti-piracy bill protest (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 18 (IANS) Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, went offline Wednesday, joining a daylong internet strike of over a dozen other websites, including Google, to protest proposed US laws purportedly ... Read more...

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Punish those who call for violence on web: Medvedev


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) People who call for violence on the internet should be brought to justice, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said.Medvedev said Monday at a meeting with ... Read more...

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US develops new technology to penetrate through Chinese Internet censors


February 6th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): The U.S. government has reportedly figured out ways penetrate through Internet censorship filters to deliver news and other vital information to people in countries like China via e-mails.The ... Read more...

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US acting like ‘retrogressive Pak’ in its attempts to censor WikiLeaks: Pak editorial


December 9th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 9 (ANI): The WikiLeaks-Assange episode indicates that the 'backwardness' of underdeveloped countries like Pakistan, which was called 'retrogressive' for banning social networking site 'Facebook', has now spread to the ... Read more...

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Chinese politician behind Google hacking: WikiLeaks


December 5th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 5 (ANI): Secret cables released by the whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' have revealed that the hacking of Google, which forced the search engine out of China, was masterminded by one of ... Read more...

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Chinese experts blast Google for “politicizing” trade rules


June 19th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, June 19 (ANI): Chinese trade and Internet experts have criticized Google's move to declare the country's Internet restrictions a trade barrier, saying it was another move by the Internet search engine ... Read more...

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Study says China’s busy blogosphere no harbinger of political freedom, open speech


April 30th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Buffalo (New York, US), Apr.30 (ANI): University of Buffalo communication researchers have in a study confirmed the fact that China's cyber culture is changing and growing rapidly is no harbinger of political ... Read more...

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China’s growing cyberculture doesn’t guarantee political freedom


April 30th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) China's rapidly growing cyberculture doesn't guarantee political freedom and open speech, conclude researchers from an American university. The study, conducted by communication researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB), ... Read more...

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Google’s exit a plot, says China Daily


March 25th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 25 (IANS) Google's exit from China is a "deliberate plot", a Chinese daily said Thursday, adding that Google's services in India and some other countries were also "under scrutiny". An ... Read more...

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Google ends Internet censorship, dares China to make next move


March 23rd, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23(ANI): After prolonged negotiations with the Chinese Government over the country's Internet censorship rules, Google finally decided to pull out its China-based website and has began redirecting traffic to an ... Read more...

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Google stops its services in China


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mountain View, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After a lot of hue and cry over censorship issues and cyber attacks, Google has finally decided to shut its shop in China. The Google ... Read more...

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US to employ a hard-line approach for China following Google deadlock


March 19th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Mar. 19 (ANI): Chinese experts believe that the deadlock over the Google case would give a golden opportunity to the US to employ a hard-line approach towards China and shift focus ... Read more...

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Google says that it is in talks with the China about the censorship issues


March 15th, 2010 - 11:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Google revealed on Monday that it was still in talks with the government of China, over the censorship issues. Even though Google said that the talks ... Read more...

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Australia on watchlist for imposing censorship on the Internet


March 12th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, March 12 (ANI): A top media rights watchdog has listed Australia along with Iran and North Korea in a report on countries that pose a threat of internet censorship.According to a ... Read more...

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Shift in Obama Administration’s policy towards China


February 17th, 2010 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): The United States, after months of reaching out and being accommodating to China, has decided to shift course and welcome the Dailai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader ... Read more...

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China denies involvement in the Google cyberattacks


January 25th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Jan 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) China denied any sort of involvement in the Google cyberattacks. It also said that Internet censorship was necessary. Chinese authorities made these comments in response to ... Read more...

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Google Cyber-Attack Incident Creates Ripples In US Political Circles


January 25th, 2010 - 9:08 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The recent incidents of attacks on Internet search leader Google that originated from China has left its impact in the political circles of USA. The president ... Read more...

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Clinton warns hackers of consequences


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday warned there would be consequences for hackers after a series of cyber attacks on US internet firms, including search giant ... Read more...

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Obama criticises the Great Firewall of China (Update)


November 16th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 16 (ANI): President Barack Obama has criticized the "Great Firewall of China" or the internet censorship in the communist country by saying that the open internet use should be ... Read more...

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IOC President Jacques Rogge bids to stay in power


September 24th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Sep 24 (DPA) Jacques Rogge admits that it's lonely at the top, but that isn't stopping him from seeking a second term as International Olympic Committee (IOC) president. Elected in 2001 for ... Read more...

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US testing system to beat web censorship in China and Iran


August 14th, 2009 - 7:20 pm ICT by ANI
Boston (US), Aug.14 (ANI): The US government is covertly testing technology in China and Iran that will allow citizens to by-pass internet censorship set up by their governments.The Telegraph quoted a ... Read more...

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Oz Minister named Internet Villain of the Year


July 13th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): Australian Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy Stephen Conroy has been named the Internet Villain of the Year at the 11th annual UK Internet Industry Awards ... Read more...

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Internet watchdog lifts Wikipedia ban


December 10th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): In an unprecedented move, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has lifted its ban on a controversial page on Wikipedia which showed an image of a record album ... Read more...

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Malaysian blogger jailed under security law


September 23rd, 2008 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Sep 23 (DPA) Malaysia has jailed a popular anti-government internet blogger for two years under a draconian security law that can keep him detained indefinitely without a trial.Raja Petra Kamarudin, ... Read more...

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No internet censorship deal with China, says IOC (Lead)


August 2nd, 2008 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 2 (DPA) The International Olympic Committee made no deal with China on limiting Internet access to the media at the Beijing Olympics, IOC president Jacques Rogge said Saturday. "There has ... Read more...

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China opens some Internet sites blocked to the media


August 2nd, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 2 (DPA) Chinese organisers and not the International Olympic Committee were to be blamed for this week's Internet controversy over blocked websites at the Beijing Games, the IOC's media director ... Read more...

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Hu warns against ‘politicising’ the Games


August 1st, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, Aug 1 (DPA) Chinese President Hu Jintao warned Friday against "politicising" the Olympic Summer Games which start here Aug 8. Politicising the games was contrary to the world's wishes for the ... Read more...

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Olympics organizers defend internet censorship for foreign media


July 30th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Beijing, July 30 (DPA) China's organizers of the Summer Olympic Games defended Wednesday their move to block access to some websites for foreign journalists, saying the internet access provided at the Games ... Read more...

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China continued Internet censorship to regulate deadly earthquake news


May 25th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 25 (ANI): Even when the deadly 7.9-magnitude earthquake wrecked havoc in China earlier this month, the Government censors in the country continued to monitor the Internet."Reporters rushed to ... Read more...

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Australia set to impose Internet censorship to protect kids


December 22nd, 2007 - 11:07 am ICT by admin
Melbourne, Dec 22 (ANI): The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will introduce new restrictions on online chatrooms, websites and mobile phone content within a month, in a bid to prevent kids ... Read more...

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