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Malaysia Admits to Censoring the Internet

In 2011, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak promised that Malaysia would never censor the Internet. Speaking at the first Malaysian—ASEAN Regional Bloggers Conference, Najib said: “I have no doubts whatsoever that Malaysia has one of the liveliest blogospheres in the world. And definitely one of the freest if not… » 7/22/15 3:20am 7/22/15 3:20am

Apple Yanks Games With Confederate Flags From App Store

Pop quiz: you’re in charge of a giant digital game store, and suddenly there’s a controversy revolving around how and when people display the U.S. Confederate flag. Do you A) do nothing; B) assess all of your games on a case-by-case basis; or C) remove games that show the flag in any way? » 6/25/15 1:58pm 6/25/15 1:58pm

Student Calls For Eradication Of Graphic Novels From English Course

A student enrolled at Crafton Hills College has protested the inclusion of a number of graphic novels in the curriculum for her English 250 course. Tara Shultz, along with her parents and friends have called for the “eradic[ation] [of the books] from the system,” and have complained to the College’s administrators… » 6/14/15 3:47pm 6/14/15 3:47pm

Transparency Is Great, But It's No Substitute For Free Speech

Twitter has released a new transparency report. The company—which scored five stars in our latest "Who Has Your Back?" report—blogged about the release, wrote that "[p]roviding this insight is simply the right thing to do, especially in an age of increasing concerns about government surveillance." More than thirty » 2/16/15 6:30am 2/16/15 6:30am

One Website Wants to Track Every Search Result Google Erases by Request

Europe recently decided that folks have a "right to be forgotten" on the internet, giving people the opportunity to get results they don't like erased from Google and other search sites. But the internet never really forgets, and here's proof: Hidden From Google, a new website that documents the things people ask… » 7/17/14 11:32am 7/17/14 11:32am

Movie lines ridiculously edited by TV censors

I can understand adjusting movie formats to fit a screen. I can understand bleeping offensive words on regular networks. But changing entire iconic lines from movies like The Departed, Scarface, The Usual Suspects, or Pulp Fiction into absolutely ridiculous stuff is almost offensively stupid—and hilarious. » 6/18/14 8:50pm 6/18/14 8:50pm