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2013-05-02 23:20:04

Hospitals and Medical Centers Facing New Challenges to Enforce “Acceptable Web Use” Policies Boston, Mass. (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Finding a balance between ℠need-it-now´ life-saving medical information while protecting patient privacy and critical IT systems, hospitals and medical centers are facing new challenges in monitoring, authorizing or blocking staff web searches. “We´re seeing quite an uptake from healthcare organizations in the U.S. moving from...

Hacktivists Call For Internet Blackout Today To Protest CISPA
2013-04-22 07:28:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The group of hackers which acts as part troublemaker and part watchdog is calling for an Internet blackout today to protest CISPA, a bill which passed last Thursday. If this bill is signed into law, companies and websites could legally hand over user information to the US government upon request. Anonymous has persuaded over 300 websites to “go dark” as a sign of protest today and is using the #CISPABlackout hashtag...

2013-04-06 23:03:28

Recently many VPN users and providers have reported that VPN access has been blocked by the Great Firewall of China. VPNReviewz editors looked for the VPNs and methods that haven´t been blocked yet Undisclosed Location, South America (PRWEB) April 06, 2013 In China much of the internet content that the rest of the world enjoys is blocked from the internet. Websites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and many (Western,) news sources, have been deemed either subversive, or...

2013-04-02 12:59:34

As the long-term impact of the Arab Spring continues to take shape, research from political scientists at Princeton University and New York University warns that the protests that swept across the Middle East and North Africa could mark more of an isolated occurrence than a permanent rise of people power in the region. In a paper published online in January by the American Journal of Political Science, "People Power or a One-Shot Deal? A Dynamic Model of Protest," Princeton politics...

Russia Works With Social Sites To Selectively Block Posts
2013-04-01 14:49:02

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Russian government is trying a new tactic for censoring certain content on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, rather than just blocking the whole site. Some sites are complying, while others are filing suit. A new law enacted in November by the Russian government gives them the formal legal authority to block Internet content that it deems illegal or harmful to children, the New York Times...

2013-03-15 23:03:56

How web filtering can block productivity foul shots from employee Internet use Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 15, 2013 Between keeping up with March Madness brackets, betting pools, fantasy football, and even more detrimental online gambling sites, can businesses get a fair shot from employees working — and playing — online during work hours? “Not when you consider that most online searches and personal Web use occurs during business, not personal, hours,” contends Eamonn...

China Cracks Down On Internet Freedom Following Scandals
2012-12-27 10:15:13

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though it might sound unexpected, the Chinese government has come under scrutiny this year as a result of some online missteps. As a communist country, China works to control what is published about its government and political figures. However, if we´ve learned anything during the last five years in America, it´s that news travels fast and unencumbered via Twitter. The same can be said of China´s own microblogging...

Twitter Begins To Withhold Copyright Violating Tweets
2012-11-05 12:02:52

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Twitter users are given 140 characters to say or share whatever they like, with some caveats. For instance, groups suspected of neo-Nazi ties are likely to have their Tweets blocked by Twitter and the German government. In fact, Twitter announced in January they´d given themselves the right to block Tweets from specific countries while keeping it available for the rest of the world. Now, tweets which contain links to...


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