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Pirate Bay's censor-thwarting browser snags 100,000 users

The new PirateBrowser is designed to circumvent the censorship imposed on Internet users by certain governments. But don't expect it to provide anonymity.

By Aug. 13, 2013


Facebook's breast police censor famous art museum

The Jeu De Paume in Paris posts an artful photograph that happens to feature a topless woman on Facebook. Its account has its head cut off.

By Mar. 6, 2013


Amendments to U.N. treaty could censor the Internet

Dozens of countries have had closed-door meetings in preparation for an upcoming worldwide debate over changes to a telecommunications treaty, which threaten to block Internet freedom.

By Jun. 24, 2012


Google should censor search results, say MPs

A panel of MPs recommends Google should have the book thrown at it over privacy -- and that goes for you too.

By Mar. 28, 2012


Did Twitter 'censor' accounts that parody France's Sarkozy?

A France-based digital-rights group says Twitter removed four Sarkozy-esque accounts after the French president opened his own account last week.

By Feb. 21, 2012


NYT: U.S. funds censor-evading Internet work

Shadow networks can bypass those that are censored by authorities or attacked by enemies, unlike ordinary cell phone towers in Afghanistan.

By Jun. 13, 2011


UK government plans for ISPs to censor your websites

The government wants to outsource censorship of the Web to ISPs. Ed Vaizey has proposed a plan to have ISPs delete content from websites if anyone complains.

By Nov. 1, 2010


MobiTV tries (and fails) to censor Internet

A Silicon Valley startup MobiTV is currently engaged in an almost comedic yet futile effort to scrub a 31 character "secret" URL from the Internet. Who will win? The Digg/Slashdot crowd or MobiTV?

By Mar. 7, 2008


Germany to order ISPs to censor child porn

The German government will give search engines and Internet search providers a blacklist of Web sites to block in an effort to prevent the distribution of child porn.

By Jan. 16, 2009


Argentine judge: Google, Yahoo must censor searches

About 70 public figures in Argentina are in a court battle with Google and Yahoo over whether search engines can be forced to delete allegedly defamatory material about them.

By Nov. 11, 2008