Slashdot Items Tagged "censorship"

Date / Time Story
Tuesday April 24, 2018 @09:38AM NYT: Lynchings Around the World are Linked To Facebook Posts
Wednesday April 18, 2018 @07:38PM Google Is Shuttering Domain Fronting, Creating a Big Problem For Anti-Censorship Tools
Thursday March 29, 2018 @12:41PM Amazon is Burying Sexy Books, Sending Erotic Novel Authors to the 'No-Rank Dungeon'
Saturday March 24, 2018 @02:06AM Craigslist Personals, Some Subreddits Disappear After FOSTA Passage
Friday March 16, 2018 @08:13AM EU Wants To Require Platforms To Filter Uploaded Content (Including Code)
Thursday March 15, 2018 @01:48PM Encrypted Email Service ProtonMail is Being Blocked in Turkey
Wednesday March 07, 2018 @05:47AM Sri Lanka Blocks Facebook, Instagram To Prevent Spread of Hate Speech
Monday March 05, 2018 @07:05PM Rhode Island Bill Would Impose Fee For Accessing Online Porn
Sunday March 04, 2018 @05:20AM EU Warns Tech Giants To Remove Terror Content in 1 Hour -- or Else
Thursday March 01, 2018 @04:43AM YouTube's New Moderators Mistakenly Pull Right-Wing Channels
Wednesday February 28, 2018 @11:44AM China Bans Letter N From Internet as Xi Jinping Extends Grip on Power
Tuesday February 27, 2018 @08:54PM China Censors Social Media Responses To Proposal To Abolish Presidential Terms
Saturday February 17, 2018 @03:13PM FreeBSD's New Code of Conduct
Monday February 12, 2018 @03:53PM YouTube Will Remove Ads, Downgrade Discoverability of Channels Posting Offensive Videos
Wednesday February 07, 2018 @06:03PM Reddit Bans 'Deepfakes' AI Porn Communities
Tuesday January 30, 2018 @05:39PM Facebook Users Cry 'Censorship' After Being Told Which Russian Troll Pages They Liked
Saturday January 27, 2018 @09:51PM A Single Line of Computer Code Put Thousands of Innocent Turks in Jail
Saturday January 20, 2018 @11:41AM Twitter Says It Exposed Nearly 700,000 People To Russian Propaganda During Election
Sunday January 14, 2018 @06:10PM How Millions of Iranians Are Evading Internet Censors
Friday January 05, 2018 @12:16PM France's President Macron Wants To Block Websites During Elections To Fight 'Fake News'
Tuesday January 02, 2018 @05:43PM US Calls On Iran To Unblock Social Media Sites Amid Protests
Tuesday January 02, 2018 @01:43PM Toutiao, One of China's Most Popular News Apps, is Discovering the Risks Involved in Giving People Exactly What They Want Online
Monday January 01, 2018 @04:25PM Germany Starts Enforcing Hate Speech Law
Sunday December 31, 2017 @10:22PM Congo Shuts Down Internet Services 'Indefinitely'
Saturday December 30, 2017 @10:20PM Iran Cuts Internet Access and Threatens Telegram Following Mass Protests
Friday December 29, 2017 @05:47PM Facebook's Uneven Enforcement of Hate Speech Rules Allows Vile Posts To Stay Up
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @12:43PM Vietnam Deploys 10,000 Cyber Warriors to Fight 'Wrongful Views'
Monday December 25, 2017 @09:22PM China Closes More Than 13,000 Websites in Past Three Years
Friday December 22, 2017 @03:24PM Man in China Sentenced To Five Years' Jail For Running VPN
Friday December 22, 2017 @01:40AM How Facebook's Political Unit Enables the Dark Art of Digital Propaganda
Monday December 18, 2017 @05:54PM CDC Director Says No Words Are Actually Banned At the CDC
Monday December 18, 2017 @08:09AM Trump Administration Prohibits CDC Policy Analysts From Using the Words 'Science-Based'
Saturday December 09, 2017 @01:14AM Twitter Says It Accidentally Banned A Bunch Of Accounts
Tuesday December 05, 2017 @11:51AM YouTube To Hire More Than 10,000 Content Moderators on Staff Next Year To Stop Its Child Exploitation Problem
Monday December 04, 2017 @07:18PM Cloudflare's CEO Has a Plan To Never Censor Hate Speech Again
Monday December 04, 2017 @02:39PM Apple, Google CEOs Bring Star Power as China Promotes Censorship
Friday November 24, 2017 @05:57PM Pornhub Owner May Become the UK's Gatekeeper of Online Porn
Tuesday November 21, 2017 @01:50PM Hitler Quote Controversy In the BSD Community
Tuesday November 21, 2017 @01:38PM Hitler Quote Controversy in the BSD Community
Tuesday November 21, 2017 @10:46AM Skype Vanishes From App Stores in China
Monday November 20, 2017 @07:20PM Eric Schmidt Says Google News Will 'Engineer' Russian Propaganda Out of the Feed
Thursday November 16, 2017 @04:56PM New EU Consumer Protection Law Contains a Vague Website Blocking Clause
Thursday November 16, 2017 @11:13AM China Cyber Watchdog Rejects Censorship Critics, Says Internet Must Be 'Orderly'
Wednesday November 15, 2017 @11:34PM Twitter Bans, Removes Verified Status of White Supremacists
Monday November 06, 2017 @12:01PM Afghanistan Clarifies It Will Not Block WhatsApp, Telegram
Friday November 03, 2017 @12:39PM Twitter Employee Blamed For Deleting President Donald Trump's Account
Tuesday October 31, 2017 @07:21PM Russia's Anti-VPN Law Goes Into Effect
Friday October 27, 2017 @11:30PM YouTube Is Fighting the 'Adpocalypse' With a Less Trigger-Happy Flagging System
Friday October 27, 2017 @04:07PM The New York Times Launches Tor Onion Service To Overcome Censorship, Ensure Privacy
Monday October 23, 2017 @06:30PM Twitter Plans To End Revenge Porn Next Week, Hate Speech In Two
Saturday October 21, 2017 @03:12PM YouTube Suspends Account of Popular Chinese Dissident
Sunday October 08, 2017 @07:48PM Ask Slashdot: Is Deliberately Misleading People On the Internet Free Speech?
Sunday October 08, 2017 @04:02AM YouTube Alters Algorithm To Promote News, Penalize Vegas Shooting Conspiracy Theories
Thursday September 28, 2017 @11:10AM Homeland Security Plans To Collect Immigrants' Social Media Information
Thursday September 28, 2017 @11:10AM Bell Canada Wants Pirate Websites Blocked For Canadians
Monday September 25, 2017 @04:07PM China Blocks WhatsApp
Sunday September 24, 2017 @09:36PM 'Banned Books Week' Recognizes 2016's Most-Censored Books (and Comic Books)
Saturday September 23, 2017 @06:22PM Spain's Crackdown on Catalonia Includes Internet Censorship
Wednesday September 13, 2017 @03:46PM EU Set To Demand Internet Firms Act Faster To Remove Illegal Content
Friday September 01, 2017 @10:31PM Police Allegedly Arrest UK News Photographer For Standing In A Field
Tuesday August 29, 2017 @11:13PM Is Slashdot Blocked In Parts Of India?
Sunday August 27, 2017 @09:28PM China Orders Internet Comments Linked To Real Identities
Sunday August 20, 2017 @06:22PM 50,000 Users Test New Anti-Censorship Tool TapDance
Thursday August 10, 2017 @04:27PM China's VPN Developers Face Crackdown
Tuesday August 08, 2017 @12:30PM Indian ISPs Appear To Be Blocking Access To Internet Archive
Saturday August 05, 2017 @08:51PM Syrian Open Source Developer Bassel Khartabil Believed Executed
Friday August 04, 2017 @10:42AM Chinese Chatbots Apparently Re-educated After Political Faux Pas
Friday August 04, 2017 @12:04AM Facebook Fights Fake News With Links To Other Angles
Thursday August 03, 2017 @10:14AM Joining Apple, Amazon's China Cloud Service Bows To Censors
Thursday August 03, 2017 @10:04AM China Is Perfecting a New Method For Suppressing Dissent On the Internet
Sunday July 30, 2017 @04:24PM Apple Pulls Anti-Censorship Apps from China's App Store
Tuesday July 18, 2017 @12:38PM China's Censors Can Now Erase Images Mid-Transmission
Sunday July 16, 2017 @05:32PM Free Speech vs Billionaires: Netflix Streams A New Documentary About The Gawker Verdict
Monday July 10, 2017 @12:40PM China Tells Carriers To Block Access to Personal VPNs By February
Friday June 23, 2017 @10:42AM Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument
Thursday June 15, 2017 @04:09PM Japan Passes Controversial 'Anti-Conspiracy' Bill
Monday June 05, 2017 @08:03AM Can Twitter Survive By Becoming A User-Owned Co-Op?
Sunday June 04, 2017 @10:05AM Twitter Isn't Removing Enough Hate Speech, Complains The EU
Monday May 29, 2017 @11:58AM China To Implement Cyber Security Law From Thursday
Monday May 29, 2017 @11:47AM Wikipedia's Switch To HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship
Thursday May 25, 2017 @02:33PM Egypt Blocks 21 Websites For 'Terrorism' And 'Fake News'
Wednesday May 24, 2017 @11:18AM China Censored Google's AlphaGo Match Against World's Best Go Player
Tuesday May 23, 2017 @05:46PM FCC Won't Punish Stephen Colbert For Controversial Trump Insult
Thursday May 04, 2017 @04:55PM Cloudflare Helps Serve Up Hate Online: Report
Saturday April 29, 2017 @11:40AM Wikipedia Is Being Blocked In Turkey
Tuesday April 25, 2017 @02:55PM Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales is Launching an Online Publication To Fight Fake News
Tuesday April 25, 2017 @02:54PM Google Looks at People As it Pledges To Fight Fake News and 'Offensive' Content
Friday March 31, 2017 @04:35AM House Approves Bill To Force Public Release of EPA Science
Tuesday March 14, 2017 @04:33PM Germany Plans To Fine Social Media Sites Over Hate Speech
Wednesday March 01, 2017 @12:01PM Twitter To Get Even Harsher On Trolls
Friday February 24, 2017 @12:25PM Google Releases an AI Tool For Publishers To Spot and Weed Out Toxic Comments
Tuesday February 21, 2017 @05:57PM 'We Won't Block Pirate Bay,' Swedish Telecoms Giant Says
Thursday February 16, 2017 @03:02PM CloudFlare Puts Pirate Sites on New IP Addresses, Avoids Cogent Blockade
Sunday February 12, 2017 @10:57AM Twitter Announces (More) Hate-Speech Fighting Tools (Again)
Friday February 10, 2017 @05:38PM Internet Backbone Provider Cogent Blocks Pirate Bay and Other 'Pirate' Sites
Thursday February 09, 2017 @01:09PM Tor's Ooniprobe, Now Available On Android and iOS, Helps People Track Internet Censorship
Wednesday February 08, 2017 @02:25PM Why Has Cameroon Blocked the Internet?
Friday February 03, 2017 @12:31PM Reddit Bans Far-Right Groups Altright and Alternativeright
Saturday January 14, 2017 @08:15PM Thousands Of Cubans Now Have Internet Access
Monday January 09, 2017 @09:45AM Russia Demands LinkedIn App Takedown, Apple and Google Comply
Sunday January 01, 2017 @11:14AM Germany Considers Fining Facebook $522,000 Per Fake News Item
Friday December 30, 2016 @09:12AM Governments Shut Down the Internet More Than 50 Times in 2016
Thursday December 22, 2016 @02:30PM South Carolina Bill Wants To Put Porn Blocks On New Computers
Monday December 19, 2016 @10:57AM Turkey Blocks Tor's Anonymity Network
Thursday December 15, 2016 @12:02PM China Takes Action On Thousands Of Websites For 'Harmful', Obscene Content
Monday December 12, 2016 @06:37AM Twitter Reinstates White Nationalist Leader's Account
Sunday December 11, 2016 @03:34PM Google Global Cache Is Coming to Cuba
Saturday December 10, 2016 @05:18AM Twitter Cuts API Access For Media Sonar, Spy Tool Used To Target Black Lives Matter
Tuesday December 06, 2016 @11:58AM Facebook Begins Asking Users To Rate Articles' Use of 'Misleading Language'
Monday December 05, 2016 @02:31PM EU Threatens Twitter And Facebook With Possible 'Hate Speech' Laws
Saturday December 03, 2016 @04:34PM UK Health Secretary Urges Social Media Companies To Block Cyberbullying And Underaged Sexting
Saturday December 03, 2016 @03:41AM It Will Soon Be Illegal To Punish US Customers Who Criticize Businesses Online
Friday December 02, 2016 @12:16AM China Is Censoring People's Chats Without Them Even Knowing About It
Tuesday November 29, 2016 @06:06AM Microsoft Confirms Its Chinese-Language Chatbot Filters Certain Topics
Saturday November 26, 2016 @09:12AM Advertising Company AppNexus Bans Breitbart News Over Hate Speech
Thursday November 24, 2016 @11:38AM Reddit CEO Admits To Editing User Comments Amid Pizzagate Malarkey
Tuesday November 22, 2016 @07:39PM Facebook Said To Create Censorship Tool To Get Back Into China
Tuesday November 22, 2016 @06:53PM UK Government Confirm Move to Force ISPs into Blocking "Adult" Sites
Monday November 21, 2016 @01:56AM EFF Report Finds 74% Of Censorship News Stories Are About Facebook
Thursday November 17, 2016 @06:06AM Twitter Suspends American Far-Right Activists' Accounts
Friday November 11, 2016 @08:05PM WikiLeaks Calls for Pardons From President Obama -- Or President Trump
Wednesday November 09, 2016 @06:04PM Donald Trump Won Because of Facebook
Sunday November 06, 2016 @10:02PM Gawker Pays $750,000 To That Guy Who Didn't Invent Email
Friday November 04, 2016 @10:37PM Turkey Doubles Down On Censorship With Block On VPNs, Tor
Friday November 04, 2016 @11:21AM China Internet Authority Formalizes Regulations For Live-Streaming Industry
Friday November 04, 2016 @10:20AM Turkey Blocks Access To Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, and Facebook
Sunday October 23, 2016 @01:12PM Facebook Bans Animated Breast Cancer Awareness Video Showing Circle-Shaped Breasts
Saturday October 22, 2016 @07:15PM Cisco Develops System To Automatically Cut-Off Pirate Video Streams
Saturday October 22, 2016 @02:59PM Journalist Cleared of Riot Charges in South Dakota
Friday October 21, 2016 @06:34PM Facebook Employees Tried To Remove Trump Posts As Hate Speech
Wednesday October 19, 2016 @11:17AM Ecuador Acknowledges Limiting Julian Assange's Web Access
Monday October 17, 2016 @06:06PM Journalists Face Jail Time After Reporting on North Dakota Pipeline Protest
Thursday October 13, 2016 @02:13PM Beijing Said Facebook and Google Are Welcome Back To China as Long as They 'Respect China's Laws'
Tuesday October 11, 2016 @01:05AM Dozens of Suspicious Court Cases Aim At Getting Web Pages Taken Down Or Deindexed
Sunday October 09, 2016 @02:58PM Dropbox, Google Drive, GitHub and Microsoft OneDrive Cloud Services Blocked In Turkey
Tuesday October 04, 2016 @11:40PM Indonesia Wants To Criminalize Memes
Tuesday September 27, 2016 @07:43PM Anti-Defamation League Declares Pepe the Frog a Hate Symbol
Tuesday September 27, 2016 @11:05AM California Enacts Law Requiring IMDb To Remove Actor Ages On Request
Sunday September 25, 2016 @12:38PM Krebs Is Back Online Thanks To Google's Project Shield
Saturday September 24, 2016 @12:25AM U.S. Funds Challenges To North Korea's 'Information Shield'
Tuesday September 13, 2016 @12:16AM Instagram Rolls Out 'Keyword Moderation Tool' That Will Filter Out Offensive Comments
Monday September 12, 2016 @05:29PM Ubuntu Torrent Removed From Google Due To DMCA Complaint
Sunday September 11, 2016 @06:09PM Are Governments Denying Internet Access To Their Political Opponents?
Wednesday September 07, 2016 @05:00PM Cuba Is Blocking Text Messages That Contain Words Like 'Democracy'
Saturday September 03, 2016 @09:50AM Creators Call Out YouTube For Demonetizing Videos
Friday September 02, 2016 @09:46PM Feds Spend Nearly $500K To 'Combat Online Trolling'
Saturday August 27, 2016 @11:01AM Twitter Is Working On Anti-Harassment Keyword Filtering Tool, Says Report
Friday August 26, 2016 @04:18PM British Companies Are Selling Advanced Spy Tech To Authoritarian Regimes
Monday August 22, 2016 @08:02PM North Korea Unveils Netflix-Like Streaming Service Called 'Manbang'
Sunday August 21, 2016 @01:53PM Twitter Announces New Blocking and Filtering Features
Sunday August 21, 2016 @11:07AM India Threatens 3-Year Jail Sentences For Viewing Blocked Torrents
Monday August 15, 2016 @12:55AM Former Twitter Employees: 'Abuse Problem' Comes From Their Culture Of Free Speech
Thursday August 11, 2016 @09:17PM Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Secretly Censored Abusive Responses To President Obama, Says Report
Sunday August 07, 2016 @11:05PM Microsoft, Google, Apple Could Be Requested To Actively Block Pirated Downloads, Says Report
Saturday August 06, 2016 @09:01PM Stopping Trolls Is 'Now Life and Death For Twitter', Argues Backchannel
Saturday August 06, 2016 @10:32AM Yahoo's New Anti-Abuse AI Outperforms Previous AI
Wednesday August 03, 2016 @12:34PM Donald Trump Signs Pledge To Crack Down On Internet Porn
Sunday July 31, 2016 @08:39PM Chased Off of YouTube, Leaked 'No Man's Sky' Footage Runs to Pornhub
Monday July 25, 2016 @06:03PM Facebook Admits Blocking WikiLeaks' DNC Email Links, But Won't Say Why
Monday July 25, 2016 @11:33AM China Bans Internet News Reporting As Media Crackdown Widens
Saturday July 23, 2016 @05:52AM Microsoft Rewrites Wassenaar Arms Control Pact To Protect The Infosec Industry
Tuesday July 19, 2016 @04:22PM Google and Bing Have No Obligation To Censor Searches For Torrents
Tuesday July 19, 2016 @12:52PM Brazil Judge Orders Phone Carriers To Block WhatsApp Message App
Sunday July 17, 2016 @02:22PM Did Armenia Censor Facebook?
Saturday July 16, 2016 @01:51AM Starbucks and McDonald's Announce Porn Blocks On Their Wi-Fi Networks
Friday July 15, 2016 @05:11PM Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Blocked In Turkey During Reported Coup Attempt
Saturday July 09, 2016 @11:50AM Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom Thinks Websites Should Be Rated Like Films
Friday July 08, 2016 @11:56PM UK Proposes Mandatory Age Verification For Porn Sites
Thursday July 07, 2016 @11:19PM Facebook Decides Which Killings We're Allowed to See
Thursday July 07, 2016 @03:19PM UK ISP Sky Is About To Start Censoring the Web For All of Its Customers
Saturday July 02, 2016 @11:40PM UN Council: Seriously, Nations, Stop Switching Off the Internet!
Monday June 27, 2016 @09:58AM Google and Facebook May Be Suppressing 'Extremist' Speech With Copyright Scanners
Sunday June 26, 2016 @06:47PM Religious Hacker Defaces 111 Escort Sites
Wednesday June 22, 2016 @04:48PM The New Censorship: 'How Did Google Become The Internet's Censor and Master Manipulator?'
Friday June 17, 2016 @04:32PM Thanks To Apple's Influence, You're Not Getting A Rifle Emoji
Tuesday June 14, 2016 @09:40PM Peter Thiel's Lawyer Wants To Silence Reporting On Trump's Hair
Sunday June 12, 2016 @06:31PM World Reacts To The Worst Mass Shooting In U.S. History
Friday June 10, 2016 @05:25PM There's No Evidence That Google Is Manipulating Searches To Help Hillary Clinton
Friday June 10, 2016 @04:04PM Chinese Government Fakes Nearly 450 Million Social Media Posts a Year
Thursday June 09, 2016 @06:23PM Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Internet Has Become 'World's Largest Surveillance Network'
Wednesday June 08, 2016 @11:01AM KickassTorrents Enters The Dark Web, Adds Official Tor Address
Friday June 03, 2016 @07:23PM UK Risks Over-Blocking Content Online, Warns Human Rights Watchdog
Friday June 03, 2016 @01:40PM Facebook Spares Humans By Fighting Offensive Photos With AI
Thursday June 02, 2016 @01:21AM Twitter Ignites Censorship Debate After Removal Of Parody Putin Account
Tuesday May 31, 2016 @11:09PM Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube and Others Agree To Remove Hate Speech Across the EU
Tuesday May 31, 2016 @04:12PM PayPal To Suspend Business Operations In Turkey Following License Denial
Saturday May 21, 2016 @04:50AM Fox 'Stole' a Game Clip, Used It In Family Guy and DMCA'd the Original
Friday May 13, 2016 @01:26PM How to hack slasdot
Friday May 13, 2016 @04:52AM Mark Zuckerberg: 'No Evidence' Facebook Staff Suppressed Stories With Conservative Viewpoints
Saturday May 07, 2016 @08:30PM The Pirate Bay Now Blocked In Chrome, Firefox, And Safari
Saturday May 07, 2016 @07:13PM Prisons Moving To All-Video Visitation
Saturday May 07, 2016 @12:27AM Homeland Security Wants To Subpoena Techdirt Over The Identity Of A Hyperbolic Commenter
Monday May 02, 2016 @02:33PM WhatsApp Blocked in Brazil for 72 Hours Over Data Dispute
Monday April 25, 2016 @01:42PM Fired Reddit Exec Launches Competing Site
Sunday April 24, 2016 @02:56PM I finally caught them in the act!
Wednesday April 20, 2016 @05:35AM Utah Governor: 'Porn Is A Public Health Crisis'
Friday April 15, 2016 @05:18PM Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks Stores Mysteriously Go Down In China
Friday April 15, 2016 @10:49AM Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president
Thursday April 07, 2016 @02:07PM Architect of China's Great Firewall Embarrassed After Needing To Use VPN
Tuesday April 05, 2016 @02:18PM Cyber Commander Says It's 'Not Realistic' To Shut Down Internet