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Chinese Great Firewall Now Also Blocks 4 Top News Apps

FireWall of China

Four of the most popular Chinese news applications have been suspended. The regulators’ major drive for this was that the news apps were distributing ‘fake’ and ‘vulgar’ content to their users. In line with China’s constant efforts for content regulation, the country’s government has strengthened the Great Chinese Firewall by …

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Digital Anti-Censorship Billboards Removed by Google Street View

OnHub security used to fight off hackers by Google

A series of billboards questioning the status quo and chastising world leaders has appeared on Google Street View, which then the internet giant promptly removed. The billboards were made in a campaign to combat censorship and promote freedom of speech and expression. The Swedish subdivision of “Reporters Without Borders” worked …

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Facebook Faces the Courts

Most people don’t realize that Facebook is selling your information to advertisers without your consent, by monetizing your “shares” and “likes”, according to the Belgian Privacy Commission (BPC). Belgian Courts ruled against Facebook declaring its activities like canvas fingerprinting unlawful and fining them more than the US $ 25 Million PLUS …

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Freedom of Expression at Risk with New Russian Law on VPNs

Freedom of Expression at Risk with New Russian Law on VPNs

According to the Russian government, the law is necessary in order to reduce the number of extremist groups, however, Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers allege this is but an effort to censor free of speech and reduce online privacy. The systematic policy will come into force on the 1st of …

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Australian VPN Providers Concerned About New Data Laws

Australian VPN Providers Concerned About New Data Laws

Australia has recently set live a law regarding data retention that has sparked several concerns from VPN providers in a matter of user privacy. One of the moves taken by various Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers was to relocate their companies overseas in order to avoid the effects of the …

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