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07.02.14 Sophie Weiner

UK’s anti-censorship organization Open Rights Group has been testing thousands of sites to see whether they are accessible through filters designed to protect children from adult content. They found out that approximately one fifth of sites are caught in a filter and blocked from the UK public. These sites include “a Porsche broker, political blog Guido Fawkes and a […]

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02.04.14 Marina Galperina

Four domains were blocked by Russian ISPs this weekend, including LiveJournal.com. According to new amendments signed into law by President Putin on January 30th and enacted on February 1st, access to websites can be temporarily blocked for any singular reported post containing “extremist information threatening society and individuals” under the orders of Rospotrebnadzor, Russia’s Federal Service for […]

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06.22.12 Allison Burtch

The Internet is abuzz with talk of Tim Bray – Google’s software developer and XML creator – honoring Ray Bradbury with a proposal that the Internet Engineering Task Force create a new error code delineating site censorship. We’ve all seen HyperText Transfer Protocol codes like the “404 Not Found Error” or the “500 Internal Service […]

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