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Sep 01, 2014

Islamic State group becomes target of Arab satire

(AP) -- The bumbling young militant first drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss before taking aim and firing toward a military checkpoint outside of an Iraqi town -- not realizing he's fired it backward at his leader. The "Looney Tunes"-s... #Syria #Iraq #Middle East

Aug 11, 2014

Claws out for the great dictators! Cat toy protests against internet censorship (but at £4,500 they'll set you back plenty of scratch)

Feisty felines can scratch at the North Korean dictator and Russian president Vladimir Putin, thanks to the selection of scratching posts bearing their faces... #Syria #Iraq #Middle East

Aug 28, 2014

When algorithms rule our news, should we be worried or relieved?

Facebook and Google use systems to curate what appears on our screens but sociologists call this algorithmic censorship The killing of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, led to an explosion of protest, both on- and offline. On the streets, ca... #Missouri #Google Inc. #Facebook #Twitter

Aug 23, 2014

Will age classifications for music videos work?

David Cameron has announced age ratings for music videos in the UK. But will a 15 or R18 label really protect children from the latest Rihanna spectacle? And could censorship do more harm than good? According to the powers that be, music videos are n... #Sony #Rihanna #Google Inc. #YouTube #David Austin #Miley Cyrus

Aug 21, 2014

Study of Internet censorship reveals the deepest fears of China's government

Analysis is most revealing peek to date at government's high-tech operatio... #Sony #Rihanna #Google Inc. #YouTube #David Austin #Miley Cyrus

Aug 26, 2014

The MOST IMPORTANT thing you'll see today: Interactive map shows global Internet censorship

Imagine a world where the book burners had won. A world where information is filtered and must be approved by governments before it can be accessed by their citizens. A world where people are held down and kept in line by oppressive regimes that rest... #Sony #Rihanna #Google Inc. #YouTube #David Austin #Miley Cyrus

Aug 29, 2014

Backing Barrett Brown: Amherst activist behind defense fund for journalist who faced 100 years in prison

Hacking and data leaks have produced some of the biggest U.S. news stories of the past few years, from sources like WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. In that world of hacker journalism and government secrecy, one of the biggest stories i... #Massachusetts #Wikileaks #University of Massachusetts Amherst

Aug 13, 2014

Online security service starts selling Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin cat-scratch posts

Evan Bleier EERIE, Ind., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Pussycat Riot campaign is selling Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin cat-scratch posts to promote an anti-Internet-censorship campaign... #Vladimir Putin #Kim Jong-un

Aug 12, 2014

Iran's Internet Users Outsmart Government in Cat-and-Mouse Censorship Game

The Iranian government periodically releases new filtering rules intended to block Tor traffic, to which the Tor community typically responds with a same-day antidote for the block... #Vladimir Putin #Kim Jong-un

Aug 14, 2014

In the Fight Against Russia, Ukraine Flirts with Kremlinesque Internet Censorship

A new draft law in Ukraine could grant the government extensive powers to shut down media outlets and block websites in the name of national security... #Russia #Ukraine