A spoof John Howard website that featured a soul searching "apology" speech for the Iraq war has been shut down under orders from the Australian Government. "Mystified" to discover his satirical website johnhowardpm.org had been b
2 US senators proposed legislation that would establish a new ".XXX" domain for racy or sexually explicit websites. The bill calls to exclude sexually charged content from established website domain names such as .gov, .com, .org, .net, and
A NJ lawmaker's attempt to legislate civility on an Internet discussion board runs into a wall of opposition from bloggers who saw it as an attempt to stifle free speech. "We were pretty much taken off guard when got hit with a couple hundre
New broadband taxes may be on the horizon, if an influential senator and his like-minded colleagues get their way. Several senators from largely rural states called for expansion of the Universal Service Fund, a multibillion-dollar pool of tax money
Google has begun offering a new payment option for a handful of people who had listed items for sale on the Google Base posting service, a step that could eventually put the Mountain View Internet giant in direct competition with eBay and PayPal.
The profit motive of a few corporations would supplant the freedoms of all users, determining which innovations end up shaping our digital future. The threat is real. These companies could block us from viewing a favorite podcast or blog, cut off net
Fortinet told ONI it didn't know how its software got into Myanmar and promised an investigation. But then ONI turned up images from Myanmar TV of a Fortinet sales director appearing with the prime minister. A request for comment from Fortinet we
Yahoo! is banning the use of allah in email names - even if the letters are included within another name. This was uncovered by Reg reader Ed Callahan whose mother Linda Callahan was trying to sign up for a Verizon email address. She could not get it
Zhao told fellow bloggers not to worry. If the government objected to his blog, he predicted, Microsoft would "sell me out" and delete it rather than risk being blocked from computer screens across China. He was right. Officials called Micr
Remember when the Internet was supposed to liberate everyone? Well, that was then. Today, it’s a different story. But wait! Here comes the U.S. government, defending our freedom. On Tuesday, the State Department announced its Global Internet Freedom
Google Inc. formally rejected the Justice Department's subpoena of data from the Web search leader, arguing the demand violated the privacy of users' Web searches and its own trade secrets. A motion by Attorney General Gonzales
The law makes it a crime to anonymously "annoy, abuse, threaten or harass" another person over the Internet. It carries a prison sentence of up to two years and an unspecified fine for those convicted of violations.
"It is normal for countries to manage the Internet in accordance with law and to guide its development in a healthy and orderly fashion. China has also borrowed and learned from the US and other countries in the world."
Free-speech advocates have blasted Google and other Internet companies for bowing to China's demands that they censor or turn over information on the communist government's behalf. Congress has proposed legislation to hobble the companies as
The Internet industry needs to create "self-regulatory regimes" and come up with new technologies to battle online dangers such as spyware, said the chair of the Federal Trade Commission. Called for "appropriate" law enforcement a
The debate over controlling access to the Internet took center stage in the U.S. Senate this week during a hearing that focused on "network neutrality" and possible new legislation that advocates say would protect the Internet from being fr
Staff members of the offices of US Senators, using Senate-linked IP addresses, have been editing Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia that allows any of its users to edit its content. They have removed negative facts about Senators from the articles
2 of the world's biggest e-mail account providers, Yahoo Inc. and America Online, plan to introduce a service that would charge senders a fee to route their e-mail directly to a user's mailbox without first passing through junk mail filters
Microsoft's Bill Gates said government attempts to censor Web sites or blogs would fail since the banned information could get out in defiance of official efforts. "If there's a desire by the population to know something, it's going
Word that the government has been seeking search data from Google has struck fear into the hearts of Internet Explorer and Firefox users. Here are 5 simple steps to keep outsiders from uncovering private information about your Web browsing habits.
The nation's largest telephone and cable cos. are crafting an alarming set of strategies to transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do onli
Even though Ms. Rogers received a refund after she confronted the seller, eBay refused to remove hundreds of listings for identical "Weiss" pieces. It said it had no responsibility for the fakes because it was nothing more than a marketplac
The staff of U.S. Rep Marty Meehan wiped out references to his broken term-limits pledge as well as information about his huge campaign war chest in an independent biography of the Lowell Democrat on a Web site that bills itself as the "world
Google will be called to task in Washington next month following a controversial decision by the internet search engine to launch a China-based version of its website that will censor results to avoid angering the country’s Communist government.
In the last week, traffic to Dingledine's Free Haven Project, where free software to anonymize Web sessions is available, has skyrocketed to an average of a quarter million visits a day in the last few days.
And San Diego-based Anonymizer.com,
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