Google Transparency Reports (Now with More Transparency!)

Here at Herdict, we’re always excited about new ways to look at data about accessibility and freedom on the Internet. Yesterday, Google updated their country Transparency Reports with a new format and more information about who has requested content take downs. Transparency reports previously contained information about Google services and traffic as well as information [...]

Top Australian ISPs to Begin Censorship Next Month

On Wednesday, Adelaide Now reported that the two largest Australian ISPs, in cooperation with the government, are planning to begin censoring the Internet next month. Telstra and  Optus are implementing a voluntary blacklist; however, information about the technology used or the sites blocked is still unavailable.  According to a government spokesman, the filtering will involve [...]

Anonymous Continues Anti-Censorship Threats Despite Arrests

Anonymous, a hacker collective that uses Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks to take down websites, has threatened retaliation against Turkey and an attack against Malaysia over censorship plans. The “hacktivist” group Anonymous has been actively threatening countries over promises to increase Internet censorship and surveillance.  The collective said that it will not release the [...]

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