Posts tagged “Censorship”

Pakistan, like China, is blocking "undesirable" websites

Pak. move to block `undesirable’ websites By B. Muralidhar Reddy ISLAMABAD JAN. 28. `Internet policing’ has been introduced in Pakistan in the name of blocking “pornographic material” or other “blasphemous information”. Here, here, and here.

Can Europe block racist Web sites from its borders? (CNN)

(FindLaw) –Based on a treaty that went into effect in January, Europe is attempting to shut out racist and xenophobic “hate” Web sites. Meanwhile, a new contact network “operating round the clock and seven days a week,” is being set up to provide European police forces with immediate assistance with their investigations. From CNN

Programmer to thwart censors (AP)

New York — A leading critic of filtering software is working with the U.S. government to find ways to prevent China and other censor-happy regimes from controlling what their citizens read on-line. From the AP Also see Peacefire

DALnet For Chatting, Not File Sharing (Slashdot)

DALnet For Chatting, Not File Sharing Posted by timothy on Tuesday February 04, @04:05AM from the official-word dept. PFAK writes “DALnet IRC Network, formerly the world’s largest IRC Network has announced that the IRC network has implemented a new “policy” that will phrohibit “Using a channel for the primary purpose of facilitating the transfer of… Read more »

Pakistan to Block Blasphemous, Pornographic Websites

An official statement said here today that the Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari, has directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) to place “content filters” at all nodes of Pakistan Internet Exchanges to block access to those sites that carry “pornographic material” or other “blasphemous information”. From www.hinduonnet.com &… Read more »

Vietnam Wrestles With Internet Dilemma (AP)

This article discusses the state of the Internet in Vietnam and government censorship and suggests that “while international “hacktivists” use technology to battle Chinese government censorship efforts, Vietnam as a relative Internet newcomer doesn’t get as much attention.” From wset.com

Internet Allegations Hit Uzbekistan (Guardian)

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) – A series of stories posted on the Internet before access was cut off have alleged high-level corruption and the president’s imminent resignation, stirring rare public debate in this tightly controlled Central Asian nation. From the Guardian via the Hacktivist

US government surveillance of Library books and newspapers

US government surveillance of the books and newspapers its citizens are reading, a practice launched after the September 11 attacks in the United States, is a threat to freedom, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE said. From AFP