Iranian Supreme Leader's Antifiltering Fatwa Filtered for Mentioning "Antifiltering"

The Iranian government's plan to install a Great Firewall like China's certainly didn't take long to backfire. According to reports, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's fatwa against antifiltering tools was almost immediately auto-blocked by the government's own censoring system—because it included the word… »5/09/12 4:40pm5/09/12 4:40pm

Beijing Gets Tougher On Net Cafes With Mandatory Photos

All internet cafes in the main 14 city districts of Beijing have been mandated to install cameras to take pics of people as they enter the store, which are they uploaded to a city-wide database under watch of the Cultural Law Enforcement Taskforce. Shop owners have apparently said that their customers don't care, but… »10/17/08 4:50pm10/17/08 4:50pm

RIAA Wants Your Anti-Virus Software to Screen Your Downloads for Pirated Content

Content filter version one: A massive, network-wide dragnet. Not really feeling that Big Bro deal, even though RIAA chief Cary Sherman says it "doesn't give any privacy concerns because it can operate automatically and anonymously"? It's cool, there's a better approach: A locally installed filter on your… »2/07/08 1:25pm2/07/08 1:25pm