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China: 197 people punished for spreading rumours about stock market crash, Tianjin explosions

Aug 31, 2015

China: 197 people punished for spreading rumours about stock market crash, Tianjin explosions

A total of 197 people have been 'punished' in a special campaign by police targeting online rumours about China's stock market, the recent fatal explosions in Tianjin or other key events. #China #NewsTracker #Online censorship #China stock market #Tianjin explosions #ministry of public security
DMDK man held for 'defamatory' post on Facebook refused bail

Aug 28, 2014

DMDK man held for 'defamatory' post on Facebook refused bail

Madras High Court today refused to grant bail to a DMDK councillor, arrested for allegedly posting defamatory statements against Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Facebook. #facebook #DMK #NewsTracker #AIADMK #Madras High Court #Online censorship #Tamil Nadu politics #DMDK councillor #Defamatory statement
Vietnam arrests two bloggers for criticising govt online

May 06, 2014

Vietnam arrests two bloggers for criticising govt online

Vietnam has arrested two democracy activists for posting articles critical of the government on the Internet. #NewsTracker #Vietnam #Internet censorship #Online censorship #Internet freedom #online freedom
Vietnam imprisons blogger who wrote critical posts against govt

Mar 04, 2014

Vietnam imprisons blogger who wrote critical posts against govt

A well-known blogger in central Vietnam was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for posting criticism of the communist government in the latest case from an intensified crackdown against dissent in the one-party state. #NewsTracker #Vietnam #Online censorship #Vietnam blogger #Truong Duy Nhat #Censorhip
Would prefer no Wikipedia in China than follow censorship laws Jimmy Wales

Aug 13, 2013

Would prefer no Wikipedia in China than follow censorship laws Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has spoken out about how he insists that Wikipedia will not buckle down to Chinese censorship, unlike Google, Yahoo, and Windows Live #China #Yahoo! #Google #Wikipedia #Freedom of Speech #Windows Live #InsecureNet #Jimmy Wales #Online censorship #Freedom of information #Chinese censorship
Torrent site Pirate Bay launches browser to fight Internet censorship

Aug 12, 2013

Torrent site Pirate Bay launches browser to fight Internet censorship

Infamous torrenting site, Pirate Bay, which people around the world use for their quota of illegal downloading, has launched a new browser on its tenth anniversary #Online censorship #Pirate Bay #torrent #illegal downloading #torrenting #internet browsers #Pirate Bay browser
Chinese crackdown on 'illegal' news websites begins

Jun 28, 2013

Chinese crackdown on 'illegal' news websites begins

Chinese authorities have shut down 31 news websites for operating without permits, conducting interviews in the name of news organisations and editing false information for blackmail and extortion, Xinhua news agency reported #China #Online censorship #Online Media #Chinese internet laws
The real Sibal's law Resisting Section 66A is futile

Nov 30, 2012

The real Sibal's law Resisting Section 66A is futile

Sibal rightly argues that the problem lies not with the law but in its interpretation. What he doesn't acknowledge is that in the real world of the police thana, that interpretation is determined not by legal standards but according to a politician's whim. #ToTheContrary #Kapil Sibal #Online censorship #Internet freedom #Section 66A of IT Act
Dear Kapil Sibal Does every internet-user need a cyber-lawyer?

Nov 26, 2012

Dear Kapil Sibal Does every internet-user need a cyber-lawyer?

Every internet-user in India should study the IT Act and related jurisprudence, and keep a cyber-lawyer on call, so that when the cops knock at his/her door, he/she should be able to tell them that they have no right to arrest. #ThatsJustWrong #Facebook Inc #Online censorship #IT Act #Section 66A of IT Act
Iran's attempts to block Gmail angers citizens

Oct 01, 2012

Iran's attempts to block Gmail angers citizens

Iran's cyber monitors often tout their fight against the West's "soft war" of influence through the Web, but trying to block Google's popular Gmail appeared to be a swipe too far. #Google Inc. #Gmail #Iran #InsecureNet #Online censorship