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ONI Blog: Herdict Launches Arabic Site; Saudi Arabia Reports
Herdict Web, the proud child of ONI, has just launched its new Arabic user interface. In the past 24 hours since the launch, the Herdict team has been thrilled to note a high number of reports coming from the...
ONI Blog: Bangladesh Blocks Access to YouTube
According to news reports, the government of Bangladesh blocked access to YouTube on March 9 after the site hosted a recording of a meeting between the prime minister and military officials following a border guard mutiny in late February of this...
ONI Blog: India: Maharashtra Wants Censorship of Google Earth
According to reports in The Hindu, India’s Maharashtra government is revisiting legal options to censor Google Earth in the wake of the program’s alleged use in planning the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Curbing the use of Google Earth...
ONI Blog: Variation in Blogging Censorship in China
A recent report on user-generated content on social media and blogging platforms in China reveals that there is variation in censorship levels across fifteen different blogging platforms according to a paper by Berkman affiliate Rebecca MacKinnon. The report, “China’s Censorship 2.0: How...
ONI Blog: Launch of M-Lab as Net Neutrality Tool
The recent launch of Measurement Lab (M-Lab) provides consumers, regulators, and content providers with the details about their network’s performance, according to CNET. Backed by Google, the New America Foundation (affiliated with the Democratic Party), and the PlanetLab consortium, M-Lab...
ONI Blog: Update: Google Earth and the Mumbai Terror Attacks
In early December 2008, an Indian court was convened to ban Google Earth amid suggestions that the online satellite imaging was used to aid terrorists in planning the November terror attacks in Mumbai. According to late January reports in the ...
ONI Blog: Website Blockings in Bahrain
A new government crackdown by Bahrain’s Ministry of Information has led to the blocking of over 60 websites ranging from Google Translate to social, political, religious, and human rights sites, according to the Bahrain Human Rights Society and Global Voices Online,...
ONI Blog: Internet Censorship in Germany
According to German news publication Der Spiegel, German officials are calling for ISP censorship of offensive cites in order to quell the spread of child pornography, CNET and The Inquisitr report. With implementation slated for March, Germany’s proposed...
ONI Blog: Google China and Baidu Apologize, Agree to Cooperate with Chinese Filtration
According to reports in the Register, three of China’s most popular search engines, including Google China and Baidu, have apologized for being slow to remove links to pornographic websites. This news comes in the wake of China’s pledge...
ONI Blog: UK: Evaluating Internet Content Regulations
According to the BBC, the UK government is evaluating a number of new Internet safeguards to protect children from content perceived as harmful or offensive. The UK’s Culture Secretary Andy Burnham, who is spearheading the initiative calling for film-style age...