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Amid reports that Chinese-language searches are returning pro-state results even in the United States, Microsoft claims no results are doctored but blames the results discrepancy on an "error" in its system.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says the firm is intent on developing encryption services to "give people a voice" in strictly censored states.
Chinese government says a malicious attack caused the massive Web outage which affected up to 600 million online users, but observers point the finger at the national censorship system which likely malfunctioned.
Chinese government orders real names to be used for registration before online users can upload videos to local video sites, expanding further controls on the types of content posted online.
Popular TV sketch show, Saturday Night Live, will be heading to Web-enabled screens in China and broadcast exclusively on media streaming site, Sohu Video.
Chinese government outlaws the first-person shooter game, accusing Electronic Arts of developing content that threatens China's national security and is a form of cultural invasion.
Chinese microbloggers have stronger influence than government-owned microblogs and play a role in setting trending topics online, particularly in emergency situations and on public issues, finds study by Chinese think tank.
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Government says it plans to ask the U.S. how it can decrypt data sent over messaging services such as WhatsApp and Viber, and complain about the lack of cooperation from U.S. service providers in aiding its cybercrime investigations.
KwikDesk allows online users to anonymously send messages, which will be removed on a pre-determined date, and are retrieved via hashtag search.
A new law passed this week will see online users who criticize the Vietnamese government face fines of US$4,740, but the new ruling lacks clarity over what comments would constitute a fine rather than imprisonment.
Microsoft appears to have tweaked its Skype application in China to make it tougher to monitor communications delivered over the Internet phone service, according to analysis from GreatFire.org.
Tighter regulations are in the works in an effort to curb remote gambling and stifle crime syndicates' funding, amid growing reach of such activities over social networks and mobile apps.
Remembering JFK: His incredible speech on the responsibility of newspapers to educate and challenge government
He reminds newspapers that they are they only industry to have special legal protection in the Constitution — and they need to use it.
In the midst of the NSA and gleeful surveillance by governments worldwide, does Schmidt's prediction have merit?
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- 1 Porn ban: Twitter talks about Vine's new 'no porn' policy
- 2 Google.com now 'censors' explicit content from image searches
- 3 After backlash Yahoo's Tumblr quietly restores adult, NSFW blogs
- 4 Adult Tumblr blogs now removed from every form of search possible
- 5 Battlefield 4 banned in China over national security