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Censorship

A Canadian Company Is Blocking LGBTQ Content for Censorious Regimes

Netsweeper is blocking content in 30 countries, according to a new report from Toronto-based research group Citizen Lab.
Jordan Pearson
4.25.18
Cat and Mouse
Cat and Mouse

After Crackdown, Neo-Nazis Are Hosting Propaganda on Censor-Proof Networks

Neo-Nazis are using the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) to keep their propaganda online and avoid the tech world's recent clampdown.
Joseph Cox
4.4.18
platforms
platforms

A Brief History of YouTube Censorship

For as long as it has existed, YouTube has been under pressure from different governments to remove a wide range of content.
Jillian York
3.26.18
Censorship
Censorship

Google Is Back In Canadian Court to Fight Global Search Censorship

A California court said the 2014 Canadian order “threatens free speech on the global internet.”
Jordan Pearson
3.9.18
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Beekeeper Who Makes Synth Music With His Bee Colonies

Bioni Samp translates bee behaviors and sounds into electronic music to help raise awareness of the ecological issues threatening them.
Troy Farah
1.17.18
digital rights
digital rights

Microsoft and Amazon Enable Censorship Circumvention Tools in Iran. Why Doesn’t Google?

Google blocks a tool called Google App Engine in Iran, indirectly allowing the Iranian government to block apps that piggyback on it to skirt online censorship.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
1.15.18
Mysterious Tubers
Mysterious Tubers

Why Did Twitter Censor This Innocuous Icicle Growing in My Window?

An investigation into "sensitive material."
Caroline Haskins
1.9.18
Iran protests
Iran protests

This App Is Helping Iranians Beat Tehran’s Internet Censorship

Psiphon, a Toronto-born app, has seen a 1,650% increase in downloads.
Justin Ling
1.9.18
piracy
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
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?
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
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