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Just Like China: U.S. Military Caught Censoring Web

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The US army has admitted to blocking access to parts of the Guardian website for thousands of defense personnel across the country.

A spokesman said the military was filtering out reports and content relating to government surveillance programs to preserve “network hygiene” and prevent any classified material

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Web Inventor Warns of Forces Trying to Control the Net

The inventor of the World Wide Web said the internet is facing a “major” threat from “people who want to control it on the sly” through “worrying laws” such as SOPA, the US anti-piracy act, and through the actions of internet giants.

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“If you can control [the internet], if you can

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Singapore Forcing News Websites to Obtain License

Singapore’s government says a new policy will require online news websites to be licensed, a move that is being criticized as a form of censorship in a country where media outlets are already strictly controlled.

The policy will require websites that report regularly on Singapore news and have at least 50,000 visitors a month

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Whitehouse and FBI Fine Tuning Internet Wiretap Policy

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws that would make it easier to wiretap people who communicate using the Internet rather than by traditional phone services, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.

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Internet Providers Offered Immunity to Help Spy

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In these post-constitutional days it’s not just the government that is out to violate your rights. Count on Corporate America to be a co-conspirator.

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In a one-two knock-out punch to the Fourth Amendment, officials within the Obama Administration have secretly authorized major telecom firms to intercept communications carried on portions of their

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Bypassing CISPA: Pentagon Pushes for Unacknowledged Internet Surveillance

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Scared that CISPA might pass? The federal government is already using a secretive cybersecurity program to monitor online traffic and enforce CISPA-like data sharing between Internet service providers and the Department of Defense.

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center has obtained over 1,000 pages of documents pertaining to the United States government’s use

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Anonymous Calling for Internet Blackout

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Dear citizens of the internet,

We are Anonymous.

The United States Government is again attempting to control and censor the internet. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act has just recently passed the house.

This bill would allow major internet entities such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google to voluntarily share your

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CISPA’s back!: Should the government be able follow your Internet browsing and have access to your Internet history without a warrant?

CISPA just passed a closed door vote of the House Intelligence Committee 18 to 2.

In 2012 the Internet community rose up in opposition to this bill, irritating many members of Congress. As we said last year, the powers that be were going to come back again to try to get it passed. And

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Russia Selectively Blocking Internet

The country’s communications regulators have required Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to remove material that the officials determined was objectionable, with only YouTube, owned by Google, resisting. The video-sharing site complied with a Russian agency’s order to

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Record Cyberattack Sends Ripples of Disruption Across Net

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A record-breaking cyber-attack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the internet, experts have said.

Spamhaus, a site responsible for keeping ads for counterfeit Viagra and bogus weight-loss pills out of the world’s inbox’s said it had been buffeted by the monster denial-of-service attack since mid-March, apparently from groups

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Egyptian Coast Guard Catches Divers Cutting Internet Cable

Egypt’s coastguard caught three divers cutting through an undersea Internet cable on Wednesday, the army said, the first suggestion criminals might be involved in days of severed connections and disruptions online.

A patrol stopped a fishing boat near the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria and arrested three divers, the army spokesman said on his

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Considering an Internet Cold War

As the threat of a cyber war with the Chinese becomes more imminent, it’s fascinating to consider how much the early stage of this cyber war actually resembles the Cold War of the nuclear age. Instead of the threat of nuclear warheads capable of taking out communications systems and power grids, we now

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The Remarkable Internet Police State

I’m going to start with three data points.

One: Some of the Chinese military hackers who were implicated in a broad set of attacks against the U.S. government and corporations were identified because they accessed Facebook from the same network infrastructure they used to carry out their attacks.

Two: Hector Monsegur,

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Iran Blocks off Web, Creates Internal Internet

Iran cut off access to most virtual private networks (VPNs) in what appears to be a final step toward implementing its “halal” intranet, an entirely domestic version of the internet controlled by the government.

VPNs are used by many Iranians to route around censorship of websites like Facebook, YouTube, and many international

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British Intelligence Installing Internet Spy Devices

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U.K. intelligence agencies are planning to install surveillance ‘black boxes’ on phone networks and ISP servers that utilize deep packet inspection to monitor Web traffic—including Facebook, Twitter, and Skype, among others.

The U.K.’s Global Operations Security Control Centre. (Credit: Home Office)

The U.K.’s intelligence agencies are planning to install ‘black box’-style surveillance devices in

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DOJ Document: Killing U.S. Citizens Legal

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The United States can lawfully kill a U.S. citizen overseas if it determines the target is a “senior, operational leader” of al-Qaeda or an associated group and poses an imminent threat to the United States, according to a Justice Department document published late Monday by NBC News.

The document defines “imminent

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How to go “Dark” on the Internet

How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever

Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just don’t like the fact the internet makes you easy to find. Thankfully, it’s not

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Countering Misinformation on the Social Web

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If You Can’t Beat ’em, Subvert ’em: Countering Misinformation on the Viral Web

Our information networks no longer even try to optimize for truth. Here’s how we worked with the imperfect system.

 

First came the fakes. Old storm photos dredged up and labeled Sandy. Photoshopped sharks in a flooded New Jersey town.

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Internet and Phone Cut in Syrian Capital

Syrian activists say authorities have blocked Internet and cell phone signals in parts of the nation’s capital, where rebels and government troops are engaged in fierce clashes.

An activist near Damascus who gave his name as Abu Sham says the government cut the Internet in the southern neighborhoods of the capital on Thursday.

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ITU Seeks Total Internet Control

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Control of the Internet must be stopped from falling into the hands of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the European Parliament has warned.

The European Union’s elected representatives loudly called for negotiators to block attempts by the ITU to gain ultimate control over the Internet at a conference in Dubai next month.

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