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ONI Blog: China Blocks References to Stock Exchange on Tiananmen Anniversary
The anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in China marks an annual struggle between the pro-democracy activists wishing to commemorate the event and the Chinese censors hoping to quash all online discussion of the sensitive topic. Censors block access to web...
ONI Blog: ONI Releases 2011 Year in Review
The OpenNet Initiative is proud to announce the release of its 2011 Year in Review, a collection of the year's top instances of filtering, surveillance, and information warfare around the globe. Starting domestically, 2011 saw the beginnings of SOPA and PIPA, bills...
ONI Blog: Threats to the Open Net: July 8th, 2011
Every week, the OpenNet Initiative provides a weekly news roundup (dubbed "Threats to the Open Net") in addition to our usual in-depth blog posts. If you would like to subscribe to the RSS feed for our newsreel, our entire blog,...
ONI Blog: #iranelection Censored? Evaluating Twitter's Trending Topics
Written in collaboration with Devin Gaffney. Following the anniversary of the Iran election protests on June 12th, Iranian reform protesters began accusing Twitter of censoring #iranelection when the hashtag did not trend on the site that day. Some protestors went so far...
ONI Blog: #Flotilla Censored?
Tweeters and observers The Guardian, TechCrunch, and The Arabist have been wondering if Twitter censored hashtag #Flotilla and search term "flotilla" when it began trending on Sunday night. #Flotilla refers to a group of aid ships sailing to...
ONI Blog: Is Blocking RapeLay the Solution?
Controversy is brewing over a Japanese video game called RapeLay which, according to Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, allows users to "earn points for acts of sexual violence, including following girls on commuter trains, raping virgins and their mothers, and then forcing...
Report: Sex, Social Mores, and Keyword Filtering: Microsoft Bing in the "Arabian Countries"
To view this bulletin as a PDF, click here. Overview Microsoft recently added a new layer of complexity to the ongoing debate regarding the filtering and censorship practices of U.S. search engines via its own search engine, Bing. ONI testing reveals liberal...
ONI Blog: Official Google Blog Blocked from Baidu Search
Following Google's decision, published on the Official Google Blog, to stop filtering search results on Google.cn, it appears that the Great Firewall is blocking search results for "Google Blog." Foreign visitors to Baidu are not exempt from the blocking: If a...
ONI Blog: No more Namibia: China blocks search results for entire country
According to the Chinese government, Namibia — a southern African country with a population of 2 million — does not exist. Government censors ordered Chinese search engines to show no search results for the country's name this week, following a corruption...