Obama calls for ‘free and open’ Internet in meeting with Chinese students

U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday called for a free and open Internetduring a town hall meeting with Chinese university students in Shanghai."I'm a big believer in technology," the president said. "And I'm

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Ian Paul

Iran government fights losing battle to muzzle Internet protests

Iran's government in recent days has tried to cut off Internet access for most of its election protesters by shutting down routers at the nation's perimeters, ripping satellite dishes off roofs, cutting cables

Published on: June 18th, 2009 Patrick Thibodeau

The “Scunthorpe Problem” – unfortunate names subject to Web censorship

The Internet is full of filth. From "barely legal babes" to barely avoidable male-enhancement spam, something risqué seems to be lurking around every corner online. Yet in an age where amateur action may

Published on: December 11th, 2008 JR Raphael

Wikipedia page ban sparks ethics controversy

The banning of a Wikipedia page by a U.K. Internet watchdog is raising tough questions over how far online censorship should go -- and the decisions made in the coming days could prove

Published on: December 10th, 2008 JR Raphael

Web 2.0 sites uncover darker side of Beijing Olympics

With the eyes of the world turned to Beijing, human rights protesters and even bloggers detained by the Chinese government have been using various Web 2.0 tools to evade the country's notorious censors

Published on: August 20th, 2008 Heather Havenstein