Displaying items by tag: Censorship

As Apple gets ready to explain its iPhone production strategy to shareholders in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in China at its annual general meeting on 26 February, another group of shareholders is set to take Apple to task over its human rights record in that country.

Published in Strategy

After the shameful censorship it indulged in at CyberCon, the Australian Cyber Security Centre should seriously consider changing its name to the Australian Cyber Security and Censorship Centre.

Published in Open Sauce

The Australian Cyber Security Centre tried to censor the content of a talk to be given by the partner of a Sydney legal firm at the CyberCon conference in Melbourne last week, but the organisers backed down at the last minute and the talk went ahead in its original format. The main objection apparently was to the lawyer's statement that Australia's encryption law was similar to laws in China.

Published in Security

Anti-corporate activist group SumofUs has launched a campaign against tech corporation Apple’s compliance with the Chinese government’s censorship demands in order to remain operating in the world’s most populous country.

Published in Strategy

The aftermath of the horrific mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week has unfortunately delivered exactly what the mentally deranged perpetrator wanted – division. It has also served to further stifle the free flow of online information.

Published in Beerfiles

Facebook and Google appear to be using the hysteria in the US over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections — yes, its still going on — to block access to alternative, smaller media sites and videos.

Published in Open Sauce

The open letter to US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions from ITIF published in USA Today on 25 September exemplified the lie that permeates America and other parts of the West. The social media censorship debate is not about right versus left as portrayed in the letter but something else entirely.

Published in Beerfiles

Ahead of a Google official appearing at a US Senate hearing, a scientist who formerly worked for the company has thrown fresh fuel on the fire around the plan to provide a censored search engine for use in China.

Published in Technology Regulation

A former software engineer at Google claims he was taken off a project to write code to censor news articles in China in 2006 when he refused to do so.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has claimed that he had no knowledge of a plan to build a censored search engine for the Chinese market before it was leaked to media. His claim was made during an employees' meeting that ended in an anti-climax after it was discovered that someone was leaking the proceedings to a reporter who was live-tweeting it.

Published in Technology Regulation

Internal protests are growing at Google, with employees questioning the company's leaders over a move to launch a censored version of its search engine in China.

Published in Technology Regulation

Engineers at Google used search queries from a Chinese Web directory service owned by the company to develop blacklists for a censored search engine that is planned to be provided in China, possibly as soon as this year. A functioning version of the search engine is said to be ready.

Published in Technology Regulation

Managers at Google have been trying to shut down access to any material connected to a project to build a censored mobile app for China, The Intercept  reports, citing company insiders.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has thrown a spanner into the works of developers who have been using domain-fronting in the Google App Engine to avoid Internet censorship by using Google's network.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 30 November 2017 10:49

YouTube is now censoring demonetised videos: claim

Videos on YouTube that are demonetised due to the nature of their content are also being censored, with code embeds ensuring that they are deprecated in search results, a researcher claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has announced plans to block articles from Russian website Sputnik and the Russian television channel RT from appearing in its search results even as the search giant fights for net neutrality rules in the US not to be repealed.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 10:22

WhatsApp largely blocked in China: report

The popular messaging app WhatsApp appears to have been largely blocked in China, an American newspaper claims.

Published in Technology Regulation

Apple has confirmed that it removed a number of VPN apps from the mainland China version of its App Store because they contravene a recent law issued by China that bans the use of private VPNs.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:41

Apple yanks New York Times apps from China store

Acting on orders from China, Apple has pulled the New York Times' new apps from its app store in the country.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:51

Google caught up in censorship fight in Canada

Google has been caught in an online censorship fight which is going on in Canadian courts even though it was not in any way involved when the dispute began.

Published in Technology Regulation

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