What Happened to the Australian Coalition’s Proposed Opt-Out Filter?

Last month, the governing Australian Coalition had a bizarre and confusing reversal about their plans to impose Internet censorship on both mobile broadband carriers and home ISPs.  The Coalition announced their Online Safety Policy, just 72 hours before polls opened for voting in the federal election.  The Coalition won the election, but instead of pursuing the [...]

In China, Fighting Censorship with Pi

While internet censorship in China has long been pervasive, the days leading up to and marking the Tiananmen Square protests mark a tradition of heightened censorship practices throughout the country. As the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests approached earlier this month, one China-based Redditor described a convenient, do-it-yourself circumvention tool built on a Raspberry Pi. [...]

Social Media Censorship

Recently, Facebook has been accused of actively censoring the accounts of conservative bloggers. As might be expected, Facebook posters from the opposite end of the social and political spectrum have reported liberal censorship as well. Perhaps the problem isn’t a systematic political bias, but instead overzealous application of censorship defined by Facebook’s community standards. Individual [...]

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