Articles about Censorship
The country has gone from "free" to "partly free" due to developments that took place in the last year.
China has initiated a crackdown on mobile apps that offer news services but failed to obtain the necessary regulatory approval, which are notoriously difficult to obtain.
Chinese government's recent arrests of high-profile bloggers for spreading "online rumors" has been seen as an attempt to silence political whistleblowers, but its actions are comparable to that of the U.S. government's.
China has introduced rules to regulate the collection and use of personal data by its internet and telecoms operators. The rules have been a long time coming, but do they actually offer anything to users?
A collection of notable new sex and technology news items. Covers innovation, legal issues, IP, privacy, controversies, business and more.
China is reportedly starting to open up, allowing access to previously banned sites and services so long as users are within a sanctioned free-trade zone in Shanghai.
In support of the government's planned default Internet porn filter, UK regulators will ask banks and creditors to cut off business with legal, foreign adult websites for not having "adequate" age checks.
With over 12 million followers on his microblogging account, Xue Manxi appears on national TV admitting to reporting unsubstantiated information and spreading rumors online.
Internet users who share false information that are defamatory or affect national interest will face up to three years in prison, but those who help expose corruption online will not face charges, in a move to curb online rumors.
That's for the first half of this year, and of these, subscriber data such as IP addresses, login details, names, and billing information was provided for 73 requests.
Web companies itxinwen.com and china.com have been charged in court for carrying rumors against a Sinopec executive, and asked to pay US$16,330 in compensation for damaging her reputation.
The group purporting to represent tens of thousands of Australian Christians has called on the opposition party to rethink its quick abandonment of an opt-out internet filtering policy.
After failing to win a tender by state-owned oil company Sinopec, the president of a bidding firm allegedly spread online rumors that a female executive there had been bribed with sexual favors--two male prostitutes.
A prominent Chinese venture capitalist was arrested for patronizing a prostitute and being linked to another individual spreading online rumors, while an investigative journalist has been detained for fabricating and spreading rumors.
URL filters are said to be in place which will allow government to selectively block sites with controversial content. The Ministry of IT will now reportedly seek approval from the prime minister to lift its YouTube ban.