Censorship

piracy

It's Illegal to Pirate Films in Iran, Unless You're the Government

Administrators of the Iranian movie site TinyMovies have been arrested.
Mahsa Alimardani
10.10.17
Opinion

Iran's New Internet Minister Isn’t Delivering on Internet Freedom Promises

The Rouhani administration seemed to be expanding internet access, but the threat of censorship remains strong.
Mahsa Alimardani
Mo Hosseini
9.27.17
uh oh, eh?

A Telecom Giant Wants to Block Websites in Canada

Bell is taking a hardline approach to copyright and piracy.
Jordan Pearson
9.27.17
internet freedom

Pirate Bay Founder Is Offering Anonymous Hosting to Fight Government Censorship

Peter Sunde is giving Catalan independence activists free, anonymous hosting and domain names to avoid Spanish government censorship.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.18.17
Social Media Lifehacks

11 Ways to Post Nipples on Instagram Without Getting Censored

Rules are made to be broken.
Bettina Mangiaracina
9.1.17
Censorship

Here Are the 41 Websites You Can't Access in Cuba

A new report looks at how the internet is censored on the island nation.
Louise Matsakis
8.30.17
holy cow

India Wants to Censor the Word ‘Cow’ In a New Documentary

A Harvard economist's documentary is the latest victim of the right-wing agenda.
Ankita Rao
7.12.17
Bad bug

Facebook Exposed Moderators to the Very Suspected Terrorist Groups They Were Monitoring

One moderator fled the country and went into hiding.
Ben Sullivan
6.16.17
Introspection

Facebook Is Finally Questioning Itself

Zuckerberg's company takes a look in the mirror, for once.
Louise Matsakis
6.15.17
Ban Hammer

This Is How Twitter Blocks Far-Right Tweets in Germany

Maybe it’s because of Germany’s legal stance towards far-right extremism.
Joseph Cox
6.13.17
cybercrime

People in the UAE Can Now Be Jailed for 15 Years for ‘Liking’ Qatar

In the wake of Saudi Arabia's row with Qatar, the United Arab Emirates is cracking down on social media dissent.
Farid Farid
6.8.17
State of Surveillance

Wikipedia’s Switch to HTTPS Has Successfully Fought Government Censorship

Harvard researchers found fewer instances of Wikipedia censorship after the site started encrypting all of its traffic.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.26.17