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ONI Blog: India: Petition to block Google Earth
According to reports published in The Register and The Times of London, an Indian court has been called to ban Google Earth in response to intelligence indicating that the satellite imaging was used in planning November’s terrorist attack’s...
ONI Blog: China restores blocks on foreign websites
According to New York Times and BBC news reports, the Chinese government has begun to reinvigorate its filtration of foreign websites, including bans on BBC’s Chinese language website and Voice of America in Chinese. This censorship comes in...
ONI Blog: Vietnam: Google, Yahoo! sought to regulate blogosphere
According to AFP news reports, Vietnam’s government wants to enlist Google and Yahoo! to help “regulate” the country’s blogging scene in an effort to stop “incorrect information” from being published online. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of activity in...
ONI Blog: Internet Censorship in Saudi
Saudi Arabia has one of the most restrictive Internet filters in the world, yet according to BusinessWeek news reports, the Saudi censorship regime is vastly unlike that of most countries. Employing a mere twenty-five people, the country’s Communication and...
ONI Blog: ONI Affiliate Reveals Chinese Surveillance of Skype Messages
Groundbreaking research by an ONI affiliate made major news today. Nart Villeneuve, a fellow at Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, revealed in a joint Information Warfare Monitor/ONI Asia report Wednesday TOM-Skype, a special software for using Skype in...
ONI Blog: Access Denied Chapters Now Online!
Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Internet Filtering was released earlier this year to great accolades. Although the book has been available in paperback since March, until now only the country profiles have been available online. Today we are...
ONI Blog: Testing Unblocked Foreign Websites inside China
Some signs have indicated that Chinese government is loosening the Internet censorship before the start of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. According to reports , the Chinese government has stopped restricting access to the Chinese Wikipedia in China...
ONI Blog: China’s Net Nannies in full force after riot in Southern China
China has tightened control on online information concerning a massive riot in southern China that heightened security concerns just 39 days before the start of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Last weekend, about 30,000 angry residents in Weng'an...
ONI Blog: Corporate Social Responsibility
“It is Google's policy not to censor search results. However, in response to local laws, regulations, or policies, we may do so. When we remove search results for these reasons, we display a notice on our search results pages.”1 This is Google’s...
ONI Blog: Berkman@10
The Berkman Center is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a conference about big ideas. It's a fantastic gathering, framed partly around the Center's past and current work, and on new directions going forward. Several Berkman Fellows are live-blogging the event,...