Egypt bans dozens of independent news websites

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Spread the loveTweet Apparently, the recent spate of bans took journalists by surprise despite Egypt’s penchant for censorship. Some of the journalists whose websites were blocked believe the government is…


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China cracks down on celebrity gossip social media accounts

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Spread the loveTweet In addition, Chinese websites must also “actively propagate core socialist values, and create an ever-more healthy environment for the mainstream public opinion.” While the 60 accounts the…


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Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

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Spread the loveTweet A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country’s royal family on Facebook. Identified only…


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China’s Weibo restricts overseas users on Tiananmen anniversary

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Spread the loveTweet June 4 fell this weekend, which, in China, marks the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, one of the most infamous dates in the country’s modern…


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Egypt blocks Al Jazeera and other sites for ‘supporting terrorism’

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Spread the loveTweet The Brotherhood used to be the most influential religio-political organization in Egypt until its fall from power in 2013. It’s what caused bad blood between the two…


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China is recruiting 20,000 people to create its own Wikipedia

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Spread the loveTweet Employing thousands of scholars to write about more than 100 different disciplines, the ‘Chinese Encyclopedia’ will go online next year, with the editor behind the project, Yang…


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Netflix gives controversial ’13 Reasons Why’ series more viewer warnings

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Spread the loveTweet As Mashable reports, Netflix said in a press release that the first episode of 13 Reasons Why will now caution people of the graphic content before they…


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Tech We’re Using: The Difficulties of Reporting When China Limits Your Internet

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Spread the loveTweetBut we are not the only ones affected. Businesses operating in China have the same problems. So do researchers, scholars and scientists, all people who need to get…


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This App Lets Iranians Swipe Past Political Propaganda

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Spread the loveTweet Maziar Bahari’s mother rustled him awake a little before 8 am. It was on June 21st, 2009, and four men had just arrived at Bahari’s home in…


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The Engadget Podcast Ep 37: Modern Things

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Spread the loveTweet On this episode senior editor Chris Velazco and social media manager Evan Rodgers join host Terrence O’Brien for the last ever video edition of The Engadget Podcast.…


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