Google CEO Says No Plan to ‘Launch’ Censored Search Engine in China
In a hearing with the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai kept saying the company has no plans right now to launch a search product in China. But that response leaves plenty of room to launch when it does want to.
Turkey Has Blocked Wikipedia and Is Censoring Twitter
President Erdoğan's crackdown on voices of dissent is expanding to the internet.
Turks Are Flocking to Tor After Government Orders Block of Anti-Censorship Tools
As usual, online censorship seems to have a “Streisand effect” for tools that allow netizens to circumvent blocks.
Researchers Accuse Canadian Internet Company of Helping Yemen Censor the Web
Citizen Lab says the Houthi rebels got help from Netsweeper to censor news and political websites.
Why the US Government Is Investing Millions in Internet Freedom Technologies
In post-Snowden era, the US tries more of the same.
A Page on Hashish Prompts Russia to Block, Then Unblock Wikipedia
Russia continues its weird online war on drugs.
Russia Moves to Block Reddit, Because Weed
The russian internet regulator wants to ban Reddit because of a thread on growing marijuana.
Alphabet (Formerly Known as Google) Is Already Blocked in China
Chinese censors didn’t waste any time blocking access to the site of Google’s new parent company.