Tag Archives: Censorship

Morning Stories (1-10-2012)

  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced the House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the technical consequences of SOPA on January 18. Andy Greenberg at Forbes has more.
  • Liz Gannes at Digits has an interesting piece on Twitter’s photo-sharing numbers, and what happened to the third party services when Twitter offered users built-in image hosting.
  • In other Twitter news, Daniel Freedman discusses the quickly deteriorating relationship between Twitter and the US government amid calls for shutting down accounts operated by terrorist groups and other developments.
  • Finally, Google is transforming search once again, with “Search, plus Your World.” Brendan Sasso at Hillicon Valley discusses some of the details.
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Morning Stories (1-4-2012)

  • Yesterday there was a great deal of ballyhoo over news that Belarus had passed a law to prevent its citizens from browsing foreign websites. The law is a bit more nuanced than that, but nevertheless concern is warranted. Glyn Moody at TechDirt and Gavin Clarke at The Register give good breakdowns on what we know about the law.
  • John Dunn at CIO discusses Japan’s development of a new “virus cyberweapon” that can be used to back trace attacks and shut down offending systems.
  • Brendan Sasso at The Hill reports that the ACLU is suing a Missouri public library after it blocked websites related to Wicca.
  • Want to know where your representatives in Congress stand on PIPA and SOPA? Check out SOPA Track – you can see whether your lawmakers are actively supporting or opposing the legislation, and how much money they’ve raised from groups in favor of and opposed to the legislation.
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