Latest Internet censorship Stories

2010-12-02 07:30:00

After criticism from congressional staff, Amazon decided to boot Wikileaks from its servers, forcing the whistleblower website to use Web-hosting services in Europe, Wikileaks said Wednesday. According to the Associated Press (AP),  Senator Joe Lieberman said Amazon was questioned about its relationship with Wikileaks, which led to the online retail company cutting its ties with the whistleblower website. Wikileaks confirmed the ousting hours after AP reported that Amazon's servers had...

2010-12-01 21:06:58

New study analyzes where, why and how access to the web is controlled Where you live in the world largely determines how freely you can access the internet. The level of cyber censorship in different countries around the world is directly related to how authoritarian the governing regime is, according to Barney Warf from University of Kansas. His comprehensive analysis1 of the geographical nature of Internet censorship is published online in Springer's GeoJournal. By mid-2010, more than 1.9...

2010-11-30 12:45:00

WikiLeaks posted in a Twitter message on Tuesday that it was under a new cyber attack after a similar incident took place on Saturday just before the website started to release secret U.S. diplomatic cables. "We are currently under another DDoS attack," WikiLeaks said on its official Twitter feed. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks use "zombie" computers, which are machines infected with viruses, to command simultaneous visits to a website to try and overwhelm servers. A DDoS...

2010-11-30 09:15:21

The controversial founder of Wikileaks has announced that his website's next target will be a major U.S. bank, while government officials in Ecuador have offered him a safe haven in the face of ongoing and possible future legal issues. In an interview with Forbes magazine published on Monday, Julian Assange said that he would leak documents that could "take down a bank or two" and would focus on an existing "big US bank" sometime in early 2011. He called the information "a megaleak"¦...

2010-11-29 14:30:00

A computer hacker temporarily took down the Wikileaks website on Sunday as 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables were released on the site. "Jester," which is the name the hacker goes by, calls himself a "hacktivist for good" and is taking credit for the take down of Wikileaks. The site came under a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Saturday shortly after it began releasing the first batch of leaked documents. Jester has targeted extremist websites in the past and claimed...

2010-11-29 07:30:00

More than a quarter of a million secret U.S. government cables and other documents were published Sunday by the website WikiLeaks in what they are calling "the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain." The website, which had previously leaked classified documents from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, said in a statement that the 251,287 published documents "will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into the US Government's foreign...

2010-11-23 05:55:00

In a short message posted Monday to its Twitter followers, whistleblowing web site WikiLeaks said it was planning to release three million classified documents in the "coming months." The new material would be seven times the size of the Iraq war logs the site published last month, which represented the largest leak in U.S. intelligence history. "Next release is 7x the size of the Iraq War Logs. intense pressure over it for months. Keep us strong," said WikiLeaks on its Twitter feed. Although...

2010-11-19 06:15:00

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill on Thursday giving the federal government new powers to crack down on foreign websites that sell counterfeit merchandise and pirated movies, music and books. The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act passed by the Senate panel by a vote of 19-0, receiving support from both Democrats and Republicans.  Many outside groups, such as the music, movie and TV industries, newspapers, authors and publishers, also support the legislation....

2010-11-13 05:57:08

According to a spokesman with the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks, the company has registered in media-friendly Iceland its first known legal entity -- a business that currently has no ongoing activity. WikiLeaks is now considering whether to use the firm for fundraising or for information gathering, Kristinn Hrafnsson told AFP. "We want WikiLeaks to have a global presence and having a business in Iceland is part of this plan," said Hrafnsson of the new unit, called Sunshine Press...

2010-11-09 08:13:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Every parent knows there's a good YouTube and a bad YouTube: harmlessly funny and even educational videos on the one hand, and R- and X-rated content on the other. Now families with Macs can block the worrisome content without blocking the entire site with the newest Mac edition of InternetSafety.com's Safe Eyes®, the first Mac family Internet manager with intelligent YouTube filtering. Safe Eyes 3.6 for Mac eliminates the need to...

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