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internet censorship

After Google and Amazon Drop Anti-Censorship Support, Wickr Steps In

On Thursday, Wickr announced that paying, and soon free, users will be able to route their Wickr traffic through a network used to circumvent internet censorship, which could be useful for users in Iran, Russia, or perhaps China.
Joseph Cox
8.23.18
free speech online

Federal Judge Tells Trump to Just Mute People on Twitter

A Manhattan federal judge is encouraging a settlement to a First Amendment lawsuit over President Trump's Twitter behavior.
Sarah Emerson
3.8.18
net neutrality

Canada’s Telecoms and National Media Want the Government to Block Piracy Websites

Digital rights groups worry that website blocking could cover more than illegal piracy.
Jordan Pearson
1.30.18
Twitter

A Bug Is Making It Easy to Reply to Accounts That Have Blocked You on Twitter

You don't need to use a third-party app for it to work.
Louise Matsakis
9.1.17
Social Media

Blocked by Trump on Twitter? You may have a strong case

A federal judge recently decided that blocking constituents violates their right to free speech.
Valerie Kipnis
8.15.17
News

The Canadian Government Has Funded a Notorious Censorship Company for a Decade

Netsweeper may be building a 'Great Firewall' in Bahrain.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.16
News

Is Twitter Censoring a Blockbuster Report on US Drone Assassinations?

Experts say related tweets aren't showing up in users' timelines, but the company isn't saying anything.
Jordan Pearson
10.19.15
Music

Internet Providers Would Be Forced to Block Filesharing Sites Under TPP

Final text of the trade deal says ISPs may block filesharing sites, experts say.
Jordan Pearson
10.9.15
Film

Composing Kurosawa: an Exploration of Movement in the Movies of a Master

Film essayist Tony Zhou launches his exploration into cinematic kinematics, 'Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement.'
Emerson Rosenthal
3.20.15
Film

Kurosawa's Geometry Comes Alive in This Short Cinematic Essay

Film essayist Tony Zhou breaks down the killer choreography of Akira Kurosawa's 'The Bad Sleep Well.'
Emerson Rosenthal
1.30.15
Television

The 'Black Mirror' Technology that Will Soon Be Real (Part 2)

​This week, we take a look at the real-life research that's being done today to make the scenarios we see in the second half of Black Mirror a reality.
Jason Koebler
1.5.15
Motherboard Blog

This Is How China Kills a Website

Blocking a single website across the entire mainland of China is not as simple as flipping a switch.
Graham Webster
10.27.12