#video games

Why Politicans Are Blaming Video Games For Violence More Than Ever

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Hint: It's not because they can actually do anything about it.

HUAXIA FILM DISTRIBUTION

China halts all Django Unchained screenings for ‘technical reasons’

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Just a few days ago, stories went around about Tarantino supervising a cut of Django Unchained that would pass Chinese censors.

#APPLE

Apple May Be Censoring The Email Of iCloud Users

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Guess what? If you use iCloud, Apple's been reading your email! And its attachments! In detail! And deleting the stuff it doesn't like!

EGYPT

Egypt Tries To Crowdsource Censorship

You know, if it weren't a government attempting to oppress freedom of speech, this degree of naivete would be adorable.

WACHOWSKI STARSHIP

China cuts 40 minutes of Cloud Atlas, directors promote it there anyway

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Tom Tykwer and The Wachowski Starship's Cloud Atlas (my review) recently had 40 minutes shaved from it by mainland China's strict censors.

sticking it to the man

Chinese Censor Lays Out Exactly What's Going On In Chinese Social Media

Heavy-handed censorship begets more heavy-handed censorship in China... and one censor has had enough.

#Facebook

Security Hole Forces Activists Off Facebook

Facebook trolling gets more complicated and, needless to say, political.

#Facebook

Raunchy Pornography Rag The New Yorker Banned From Facebook

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The flagship cesspool of Conde Nast, the New Yorker, has found a stalwart foe in Facebook.

internet tax

Europe Still Trying to Hide A Censorship Policy Inside A Stupid Tax Idea

American companies should pay for European networks because... because... help us out here, Europe.

routers

Cisco Doesn't Want You To Use Their Routers To Look At Porn Remotely

If you've ever wondered whether that end-user license agreement you ignore can directly affect your life, wonder no further.

WILL SMITH

Chinese Play Trick, Cut 13 Minutes out of Men in Black 3

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You'd think buying an entire film franchise for his son and setting it in China and letting the Chinese government sponsor it and making it about Kung Fu instead of Karate would be enough for Will Smith to get a pass from Chinese censors, but apparently they didn't take too kindly to a scene in Men in Black 3 where a Chinatown restauranteur turns out to be an alien.

#APPLE

Apple Really Hates The Term 'Jailbreak'

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So, yeah, iTunes won't censor "bitch," but it will censor "jailbreak." Or at least it did.

security

Chinese Security Thinks It’s Anonymous, Hacks A Website It Hates

The Chinese government really hates the Internet, for all sorts of reasons.

TITANIC

China Censored Kate Winslet's Boobs In Titanic 3D

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As previously noted, James Cameron decided that he needed another $500 million to fund his future conquest of the Snorks and the lost city of Atlantis so he re-released Titanic last week in a special new 3D version.

Oh Canada

Canadian Tries To Use DMCA To Take Down Canadian Site

Don McPherson is a court reporter, and that's a tough job.

tragedy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy Blames Internet For Horrible Tragedy

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First of all, our sympathies and thoughts are with the victims of Mohamed Merah, a gunman who killed seven people before being killed himself by a French SWAT team.

#Comics

Canada Finally Frees Man Arrested For Having Manga On His Computer

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You might not be familiar with the case of "Brandon X", so here's a quick review: he was stopped at the Canadian border, and the authorities went through his computer.

weirdness

'Mortal Kombat' Banned In Australia, Again

You'd think a country full of terrifying creatures would have better things to do than tell people they can't play a silly fantasy fighting game, but apparently not: the reboot of "Mortal Kombat" was denied a classification by Australia's board of prudes.

whoa

Tor Vs. Iran: Who Ya Got?

On one side, you've got the single most dedicated and fascinating attempt to keep the Internet anonymous out there.


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