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Army Orders Bases to Stop Blocking Twitter, Facebook, Flickr

The Army has ordered its network managers to give soldiers access to social media sites like Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter, Danger Room has learned. That move reverses a years-long trend of blocking the web 2.0 locales on military networks. From Wired

Google boss says 'no' to UAE censors

Google refuses to kowtow to the UAE’s demands for censorship of certain websites deemed un-Islamic, the company’s regional boss told Maktoob Business in an interview on Tuesday. From MAKTOOB

China Squeezes PC Makers

BEIJING — China plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain Web sites, a move that could give government censors unprecedented control over how Chinese users access the Internet. From WSJ

Wikipedia blocks access from Church of Scientology in L.A.

The Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia has blocked all contributions from computers at the Church of Scientology’s Los Angeles headquarters to stop users there from revising articles to reflect a pro-Scientology viewpoint. From LA Times

Judge Tosses Telecom Spy Suits

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed lawsuits targeting the nation’s telecommunication companies for their participation in President George W. Bush’s once-secret electronic eavesdropping program. From Wired

Internet filter: $44.5m and no goal in sight

The Rudd Government’s internet censorship policy will cost about $90,000 per blocked web address to implement and the Government has admitted it has not developed any criteria to determine whether trials of the scheme are a success. From The Sydney Morning Herald