Censorship in China may force Google.cn to close

A post on the Google blog titled "A New Approach to China" has revealed Google's plans to stop censoring search results gathered at their .cn domain. The decision follows a number of attacks on the Gmail accounts of Google users…

Over a decade of web archives blocked by Demon's overzealous "dirty old men" filter

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Yet again it seems that systems designed to block out illegal/deemed objectionable content have gon into overdrive and blocked a huge chunk of the Internet, including the company itself.

If you haven’t discovered the Wayback Machine before, it’s a massive archive of what’s been published online since 1996. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that, amongst that hideously large (but interesting) archive will be some material that some deem inappropriate. This seems to have triggered Demon Internet’s IWF-inspired filters to block the entire archive, including pages of — yep, you’ve guessed it — Demon and its owners Thus Internet, plus the IWF…