Latest Internet censorship Stories

2011-02-17 08:15:00

A Sacramento, California-based computer security company has withdrawn from an industry conference after receiving threats of real-world violence from a group of hackers that had previously launched cyberattacks against them. A subsidiary of the HBGary Inc. had been scheduled to give a presentation regarding the group of hackers collectively known as Anonymous at the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week. However, in a statement released on the company's website, officials from the firm...

2011-02-15 11:51:49

On Tuesday, a federal judge was to hear arguments on a court order directing microblogging site Twitter to hand over information on users connected to Wikileaks in a case pitting privacy advocates against federal prosecutors. The court order was handed down in December, but unsealed February 9 in order to allow users of the social networking site to have an opportunity to appeal the decisions. "This is an outrageous attack by the Obama administration on the privacy and free speech rights of...

2011-02-16 06:00:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged on Tuesday that the United States would boost support for global Internet freedom, as citizens increasingly turn to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to organize demonstrations throughout North Africa and the Middle East. In her second major speech in the past year on the subject of Internet restrictions, Clinton said the recent demonstrations show how technology can promote "political, social, and economic change" or "slow or...

2011-02-14 10:06:00

KYIV, Ukraine, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today a US based animation company Mupotoon LLC announced the release of the first ever animated series for iPhone, which will bring the iPhone users a hilarious, sidesplitting tongue-in-cheek look at the world's biggest political news of the day. It's a short animated spoof on global leaders and events shown through the mix of music, politics and cartoons. The first episode of Mupotoon, now available to iPhone users through iTunes...

2011-02-10 11:56:57

Would-be leakers, activists and journalists who have worked with the site say that WikiLeak's ability to receive new leaks has been crippled after a disaffected programmer unplugged a component which guaranteed anonymity. A source familiar with the contents of a new book told Reuters that the details of the breakdown are contained in the book, penned by estranged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange collaborator Daniel Domscheit-Berg which is due to be published on Friday. The source familiar...

2011-02-10 06:15:00

A US Judge will hear arguments next week over the US government's labors to get Twitter to release personal information on the accounts of three people with ties to whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The government's efforts to gain access to the Twitter information have been challenged by a number of groups including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The three WikiLeaks supporters under investigation are Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta...

2011-02-09 08:24:00

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Defentect Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DFTC), a developer and provider of immediate response and intelligent messaging software solutions, issued today its reaction to the recent news concerning intelligence released by WikiLeaks that the international terrorist network al-Qaeda, is aggressively working to secure the materials and individuals necessary to build a radioactive "dirty bomb." Defentect Group has long been aware of the reality...

2011-02-09 00:01:22

Campus Mail gives students and teachers a safe, monitored solution for email and private file storage Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) February 8, 2011 At TCEA 2011, Lightspeed Systems is announcing the newest addition to its suite of solutions for K-12 schools: Campus Mail. The hosted Campus Mail solution promotes communication between students, teachers, staff, and parents with safe, monitored email accounts and provides file storage in the cloud. Many states have technology standards (including...

2011-02-08 06:27:54

Wikileaks is launching an online shop to sell various branded merchandise to help fund its defense against governments and lawsuits, wrote Andy Greenberg on the Forbes "Firewall" blog. "On Monday, the secret-spilling site plans to launch an online store that sells WikiLeaks-branded paraphernalia including T-shirts, hoodies, mugs and tote bags, a source at the organization tells me," Greenberg said. "Profits will go to WikiLeaks, after a portion of sales are taken by the e-commerce platform...

2011-02-08 06:20:00

In Russia, a British journalist from the Guardian newspaper was expelled from the country after reporting claims in the leaked cables that Russia had become a "mafia state," the paper said Monday. Luke Harding, the paper's Moscow correspondent, was refused entry into Russia as he tried to return to the Russian capital over the weekend following two months in London reporting on the contents of cables, which Wikileaks had given to the Guardian. Upon checking his passport, Russian officials...

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