internet censorship

internet censorship

After Google and Amazon Drop Anti-Censorship Support, Wickr Steps In

On Thursday, Wickr announced that paying, and soon free, users will be able to route their Wickr traffic through a network used to circumvent internet censorship, which could be useful for users in Iran, Russia, or perhaps China.
Joseph Cox
8.23.18
internet censorship

Iran Is Blocking the Internet to Shut Down Protests

Reports say mobile services like Telegram have been shut down as protests continue across the country.
Ankita Rao
1.1.18
Op-Ed

Tech Companies' Transparency Efforts May Be Inadvertently Causing More Censorship

When should American companies comply with government censorship requests?
Jillian York
12.8.17
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
News

Turkey Doubles Down on Censorship With Block on VPNs, Tor

The Turkish government takes its fight against the free flow of information online one step further.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.4.16
News

Twitter Refuses to Block Account of Noted Turkish Journalist

Another day, another online censorship request from Turkey.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.26.16
Opinion

Dark Cloud: Why CloudFlare's Deal with Baidu Could Haunt US Tech Companies

The dark side of a tech partnership between an American and Chinese company.
Richard Bejtlich
9.15.15
News

Russia's Censorship Spree Is Now Targeting Porn

Busy time for Russian censors.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.8.15
News

A Page on Hashish Prompts Russia to Block, Then Unblock Wikipedia

Russia continues its weird online war on drugs.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.25.15
News

Russia Moves to Block Reddit, Because Weed

The russian internet regulator wants to ban Reddit because of a thread on growing marijuana.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.12.15
News

Alphabet (Formerly Known as Google) Is Already Blocked in China

Chinese censors didn’t waste any time blocking access to the site of Google’s new parent company.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.11.15
News

Iran’s 'Smart' Instagram Censorship Isn’t That Smart

Iran’s censorship of Instagram focused on fashion, nudity, and Justin Bieber.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.7.15
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