Google and Mozilla Block Kazakhstan’s Browser Spying Tool
Browser makers announced they would block the Kazakhstan government’s root certificate, which was designed to spy on citizens’ internet usage.
Instagram Apologizes For Blocking Caribbean Carnival Content
The popular platform says a “mistake” was made by hiding posts made by festival goers.
Google’s Jigsaw Was Supposed to Save the Internet. Behind the Scenes, It Became a Toxic Mess
Google’s internet freedom moonshot has gotten glowing attention for its ambitious projects. But current and former employees, leaked documents, and internal messages reveal a grim reality.
Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp Banned Again in Sri Lanka After Violence Against Muslims
It’s part of a worrisome trend of governments blocking citizens' internet access
Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey to Hold Closed-Door Meeting With President Trump
The meeting will last 30 minutes, and touch on "the health of the public conversation on Twitter," according to an internal Twitter email obtained by Motherboard.
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The Chinese Version of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Leaves out all LGBT References
Over 4 minutes of LGBT, HIV and drug-related content was omitted from China’s premiere of the film, in line with state censorship.
Netflix caved to the Saudis and pulled Hasan Minhaj episode that criticized the government
The episode allegedly violated the kingdom’s local anti-cybercrime law
Google's CEO defends the move to launch in China: it's only a bit of censorship
Internal tests revealed the company could serve “well over 99 percent” of search queries in the Chinese market.
Google employees push back over plans to build a censored search engine for China
"Google employees need to know what we're building.”
The Future of Porn Is Only Getting Worse
We interviewed award-winning feminist adult film maker Erika Lust about the impact of FOSTA/SESTA on porn, the problem with age verification checks and the value of education over regulation.
Google wants back into China — and will censor search results to get there
"It’s hard to resist the red sirens of the world's biggest internet market.”
Here’s what was censored from "Black Panther" in Saudi Arabia
A scene featuring a kiss between the two lead actors didn't make the final cut.