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The Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?

Yesterday we reported on some horrendous games that had made their way on to to the Google Play store. “Bomb Gaza” and “Gaza Assault” amongst others were games themed around the on-going conflict on the Gaza Strip. Hey, at least Call of Duty had the decency to give it a few years, guys! As you might imagine, as word of …

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James O'MalleyThe Skep-Tech: Is Google’s removal of “Bomb Gaza” censorship or just the right thing to do?

Twitter censors "blasphemous" content in Pakistan, and proves my point much quicker than I expected

In a disappointing move, Twitter has cravenly given in to the censors in Pakistan – agreeing to block certain tweets and Twitter accounts in the country that have been deemed "blasphemous" and "unethical" by the country's telecommunications authority. Coincidentally, yesterday…

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James O'MalleyTwitter censors "blasphemous" content in Pakistan, and proves my point much quicker than I expected

YouTube removing Elliot Rodger's videos shows how we're delegating "free speech vs unsuitable content" decisions to corporations

On Saturday in California, Elliot Rodger shot and killed six people before killing himself. It was a horrible tragedy, and like with many shootings of this nature, videos later emerged in which he explained why he was going to do…

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James O'MalleyYouTube removing Elliot Rodger's videos shows how we're delegating "free speech vs unsuitable content" decisions to corporations

Facebook user arrested for posting burning poppy picture, leads to #poppycock Twitter protests

A man has been arrested under the Malicious Communications Act and is awaiting questioning after posting a picture of a burning poppy onto Facebook this weekend, coinciding with the annual Remembrance Day events. Posted alongside "an offensive comment" according to…

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Gerald LynchFacebook user arrested for posting burning poppy picture, leads to #poppycock Twitter protests

What do Twitter's new international censorship rules mean for you?

As Twitter continue to expand their micro-blogging network globally, they've come into certain difficulties and cultural differences as they launch in new international territories. As a result, Twitter have announced new rules which could effectively mean Tweets in the…

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Gerald LynchWhat do Twitter's new international censorship rules mean for you?

Google invests in technology to detect government-scale internet tampering (and naughty internet providers)

After searching high and low and not finding a technical problem, Google earlier this week concluded the Chinese government must be tampering with Gmail. The Chinese have denied any wrongdoing, but nothing can be proven either way. But soon…

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ShinyJessGoogle invests in technology to detect government-scale internet tampering (and naughty internet providers)