Source: Liau Yun Qing, ZD Net
Several Chinese Internet search players have come together under the lead of the Internet Society of China to sign a code of conduct which requires them to self-regulate to protect user rights.
Tag Archives: Internet Freedom
The owner of an Internet cafe in southwest China was given an eight-year prison term for criticizing the ruling Communist Party in online messages and for seeking to establish an opposition party, his wife said Thursday.
Source: Rohan Samarajiva, Daily FT
In the bad old days when in most countries half the population was waiting for a phone and the other half was waiting for a dial tone, national telephone monopolies had a system for sharing the revenues of international calls called the accounting-rate regime.
Source: Jemima Kiss, The Guardian
Have you ever noticed that wherever you are in the world, every telephone keypad looks the same? Or wondered why satellites don’t crash into each other?
Source: VOA News
A recent report that claims strong growth in Chinese Internet users’ access to Facebook and Twitter is being rebuked in China.
Source: Sean Gallagher, ars technica
Censorship and government monitoring aren’t the only problems facing Syrian Internet users.
Source: Noah Shachtman, Wired
Ever since WikiLeaks began releasing a series of documents about the surveillance system Trapwire, there’s been a panicked outcry over this supposedly all-seeing, revolutionary spy network.
Over the past few months, authorities in these countries have separately been arguing the case for expanded power to monitor Internet communications.
Source :T. Ramachandran, The Hindu
Restrictions on access to Internet content through government action or court rulings in India seem to have affected not only netizens of the country but also those in faraway Oman.
Source: Global Voices Advocacy
Costa Rica, a country whose Constitutional Court declared access to the Internet a fundamental right, recently approved a series of reforms to the Criminal Code.