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Apple updates Java for Snow Leopard following blockage

Following a recent addition of Java to its plug-in blacklist, Apple has issued an update to its supported Java versions.

By February 2, 2013


Saudi Arabia may block WhatsApp within weeks

Popular mobile chat app warned of possible blockage after voice and messaging app Viber was blocked last week.

By June 16, 2013


Google access restored in China, says report

Google, Gmail, and other Google offerings seem to be available again, after an apparent blockage coinciding with the start of the 18th Communist Party Congress, and related protests.

By November 10, 2012


Google removes Maps redirect for Windows Phone

The company removes a blockage that prevented Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps on the mobile version of Internet Explorer. The redirect had caused a stir last week.

By January 9, 2013


Russia's Internet blacklist looms in freedom crackdown

The country's move to strengthen its "Internet blacklist" could lead to blockage of porn, drug-related, and "extremist" sites. Would it also threaten political protests?

By July 6, 2012


Google accuses China of meddling with Gmail

Search giant says "government blockage" is responsible for disrupting operations of the company's popular service in China.

By March 20, 2011


Ban 'Second Life' in schools and libraries, Republican congressman says

Because sexual predators may lurk in virtual world and on social-networking sites, Rep. Mark Kirk calls again for passing controversial legislation forcing zone blockage.

By May 7, 2008


Russia blocks access to several Web sites critical of Putin

Russian government orders ISPs to cut access to a handful of opposition Web sites, some of which have criticized recent military incursions on the Crimean peninsula.

By March 13, 2014


Turkey's prime minister says he'll pursue Twitter for 'tax evasion'

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan still has it in for the site, after it was used to spread information critical of him and after a Turkish court ruling led to a ban being lifted.

By April 12, 2014


Google Glass could help people with Parkinson’s

Medical trials in the UK show that Google Glass can help those with Parkinson's control their symptoms and remind them to take their medication on time.

By April 9, 2014