Tag: Freedom of Speech

Google’s Plans For Censored Search In China Is Stupid, Said Former Head Of Free Expression

Google is allegedly planning to release a Search app in China that will block certain sites in compliance with the country’s aggressive censorship policies. A former executive thinks it's stupid.

Google August 12, 2018

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Is Suing Norway To Prevent Extradition To US

Whistleblower Edward Snowden is suing Norway in a bid to secure free passage to attend a local awarding event without the risk of being extradited to the United States. The lawsuit was filed at the Oslo District Court.

Business Tech April 24, 2016

Russia Bans And Unbans Reddit For Magic Mushroom Post: Here's What Happened

Reddit has been through a bizarre series of events these past few days, as Russia bans the entire website over a single page, then unbans it less than 24 hours later.

Internet August 14, 2015

Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Other Chinese Tech Titans Wipe Out More Than 60,000 Online Accounts

Chinese companies cooperate with upcoming new regulations that require Chinese citizens to use their real name on the Internet. One critic, however, sees the rules as having a chilling effect on the freedom of speech.

Internet March 1, 2015

Google Tweaks Policy About Sexually Explicit Content On Blogger

Google no longer wants adult content on Blogger. Has Google become a prude?

Internet February 24, 2015

Facebook Reintroduces Warning Labels to Violent, Graphic Content

Damned if you do, damned if you don't. That's why Facebook decided to strike a balance between free speech and child protection by placing warnings for graphic videos and images that are deemed to be offensive and inappropriate.

Internet January 15, 2015

Sony Warns, Reddit Blinks: Redditors Banned from Posting or Sharing Sony Pictures Hacked Data

Sony’s demands for media outlets to stop publishing information about its stolen data may have seemed futile at first, but the first signs of victory over freedom of speech are showing themselves.

Internet December 19, 2014

Sony Hackers Promise 'Christmas Gift' as Lawyer Bullies Media Not to Publish Hacked Data

Sony Pictures demand media companies to stop publishing information about leaked internal files as hackers threaten the studio with an ominous “Christmas gift.”

Business December 16, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Tackles Case of Facebook Threats. Freedom of Speech or Grave Offense?

The U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that will reveal its stand on threats that are made online. While some people insists that it should be treated as a crime, there are those who believe otherwise.

Society December 1, 2014

Robin Williams’ dead photos prompt Twitter to remove graphic images of deceased on families' request

After Robin Williams’ daughter abandons Twitter for its insensitivity to grieving family members, Twitter announces it will remove imagery of deceased users at family’s request.

Business August 21, 2014

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