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Will SOPA & PIPA Actually Stop Online Piracy ?

This week you’ll have likely come across two new acronyms: SOPA (Stop Internet Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect Intellectual Property Act). They are new powers being discussed in the US congress which will give content owners the power to shut down any website that is facilitating or involved in piracy online at any level. The […]

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Big Brother State: UK Internet Privacy Is Declining

A worrying report suggests that the government is going all Big Brother on us via the internet. With constant reports of the likes of China censoring Google search results it’s clear that some web users are having their privacy and freedom invaded by the state. However, we generally think we’re safe from the glare of […]

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Apple censor Android mag

Apple are playing the gadget fascists again. The censor-heavy company has unsurprisingly rejected a “magazine” app from Danish publisher Mediaprovider because the content was exclusively about Android, the big bad rival OS. It’s not exactly clear what grounds the censorship was on, since a magazine app from the Netherlands called Androidworld Reader is already available […]

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Apple Patent for Text Message Censoring Technology Approved

Well, see we already known that Apple is maybe one of the most anti-sexual content companies around, medicine but it seems the tech giants have taken things to the next level by aiming at our text messages. A patent which was filed by Apple back in 2008 has just been approved which filters “text-based messages” […]

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Windows Phone 7 Takes Some Lessons from Apple and Censorship

It seems Microsoft have gone on a censorship bender with the Windows Phone 7 and the Windows Phone Marketplace. The latest version of the Windows Phone Marketplace guidelines has been revealed and it seems there will be no nonsense from Microsoft’s upcoming OS. The Windows Phone Marketplace seems to be taking a leaf out of […]

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Google Threaten to Pull Out of China: Right Move or Wrong Decision?

It appears that Google are having a pretty tough week, with the announcement that their Google Phone, the Nexus One isn’t doing as great as they expected, Google have now rather boldly decided that they will no longer censor search results on Google.cn, the Chinese version of the Google search engine. Google launched google.cn in […]

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