EGYPT

Egypt Tries To Crowdsource Censorship

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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 <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/09/wachowski-siblings-now-the-wachowski-starship-according-to-andy" target="_blank">The Wachowski Starship</a>'s Cloud Atlas (<a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/11/cloud-atlas-review-filmdrunk-amazing-and-terrible" target="_blank">my review</a>) 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

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

#Facebook

Security Hole Forces Activists Off Facebook

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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

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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

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/701752375_bf3a081739.jpg"></a>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 <a href="http://widget.uproxx.com/b/3/http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117942915?refcatid=31" target="_blank">Chinese government sponsor it</a> 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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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/4602637706_84ab6a729b.jpg"></a>So, yeah, iTunes won't censor "bitch," <a href="http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/05/according-to-itunes-jailbreak-is-a-four-letter-word/">but it will censor "jailbreak."</a> Or at least it <a href="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/05/17/apple_censors_word_jailbreak_among_itunes_store_content.html">did</a>.

security

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

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/4537736021_e973c7f3b1.jpg"></a>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 <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/04/weekend-movie-guide-american-reunion-and-titanic-should-have-the-same-endings">previously noted</a>, 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

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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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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/shutterstock_69372664.jpg"></a>First of all, our sympathies and thoughts are with the victims of Mohamed Merah, <a href="gaming, kickstarter, video games, indie games">a gunman who killed seven people before being killed himself</a> by a French SWAT team.

The Internet

Pakistan Hates America So Much They Ironically Win Free Speech Victory

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<a href="http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/shutterstock_95876179.jpg"></a>Uh, yay, democracy -- sort of.

#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

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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?

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

SUCCESSFUL MEXICAN

Delicious SOPA-PIPAs And Links

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Boo Internet Censorship, Yay Internet Freedom: The Anti-SOPA Meme |<a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2012/01/boo-internet-censorship-yay-internet-freedom-the-anti-sopa-meme" target="blank">Warming Glow</a>| SPLOOSH.

youtube

Why Is YouTube Taking Down Rick Perry Parodies?

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If you're on the Internet, you know <a href="http://www.cracked.com/">Cracked</a>.

#TUMBLR

Tumblr Goes All In To Try To Stop Awful Internet Censorship Bill

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In the event you haven't heard, our geniuses in Congress, the same <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/congresss-unpopularity-in-one-hilarious-chart/2011/08/25/gIQALjEHRN_blog.html">wildly unpopular</a> people who today <a href="http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/11/pizza-is-still-officially-a-vegetable.php">declared pizza to be a vegetable</a>, are currently considering passing laws -- the PROTECT-IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) -- that would flat-out endanger the internet as well all know it.


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