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Topic: censorship

Young Protesters in Hong Kong Have Found an Ingenious Way Around Cyber Censors

FireChat app lets them talk off the grid

As Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" enters a dangerous phase, government censors are clamping down on social media sites used to communicate images of the protest to mainland China. Thousands of young…

Microsoft Punishes Xbox Gamers Over Dirty Words

Bad language leads to temporary bans

Watch your language while gaming with Microsoft. Today, the company had to admit to punishing Xbox One owners who cursed in videos posted on the platform. The new Xbox One went…

BART in San Francisco Cuts Cell Service to Avoid Protest

Technology control challenges freedom of speech

The past year has been monumental in showing the power of social media and cell phones as mobilization tools. From Facebook’s central role in the Arab Spring, to the more…

Iran Goes Off the Grid

New internal network creates the ultimate iron firewall

Iran is looking to take censorship to a whole new level, according to the Wall Street Journal. An initiative launched by the country’s communication ministry would create an entirely disconnected…

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