Internet Censorship in France: should we criminalize viewers?

“From now on, any person who habitually consults websites that advocate terrorism or that call for hatred and violence will be criminally punished” — Nicolas Sarkozy, March 22, 2012. In the wake of a terrible tragedy in Toulouse in which Mohamed Merah (killed by police after a long standoff) reportedly murdered three Jewish children and [...]

Internet Responds to Iran’s Rumored “Halal” Intranet

On Monday, April 9, a story about Iran disconnecting its citizens from the global Internet began to quickly circulate through blogs and news outlets. The story spread quickly throughout the day, helped along by Twitter. (We were not immune ourselves!) Just a day later, however, Agence-France Presse (AFP) reported that Iran’s Ministry of Communication and [...]

New Look for Herdict (And More Changes Coming)

Exciting changes are underway at Herdict!  The first of these is our new-look homepage that went live last night.  This new design provides several improvements over our old site.  And it’s only the beginning.  We are working on several more important changes (including an even more drastically redesigned homepage) that will be coming over the [...]

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