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Cybersecurity alerts surge 37% for UK SMBs in a year
Last month
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UK small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experience a 37% surge in cybersecurity alerts, prompting a race against time as security professionals scramble to tackle daily threats, reveals Censornet.
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PIA launches VPN pass to bolster digital rights in high-risk areas
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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Private Internet Access launches PIA Privacy Pass, offering free VPN subscriptions to journalists and NGOs in high-risk areas.
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Private Internet Access expands global server network to 91 countries
Fri, 13th Oct 2023
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Private Internet Access (PIA) has expanded its global server network to 91 countries, strengthening its position in the cybersecurity sector.
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Link revealed between censorship and VPN surges across Asia
Tue, 22nd Feb 2022
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Countries across Asia are experiencing a surge of VPN networks, an uptake that is likely due to increased censorship in the region.
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New research reveals most desired blocked internet content
Fri, 14th Aug 2020
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Over 80% of internet users searching how to unblock something online want access to YouTube content, a study has found.
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Internet filtering not the answer - InternetNZ
Thu, 28th May 2020
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The proposed law change is part of the New Zealand government response to the Christchurch terror attacks that occurred in March last year.
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Revealed: The countries with the worst internet freedom
Thu, 27th Feb 2020
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Turkmenistan tops the list for the world's worst internet censorship, says Tech.co report.
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NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Tue, 19th Mar 2019
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NZ telcos urge Facebook, Twitter, Google for talks on curbing violent content after Christchurch attack.
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The importance of net neutrality in today’s digital world
Fri, 2nd Feb 2018
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cloud services
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net neutrality
Who will end up paying any additional costs that are levied? Will cloud providers be taxed by the telco operators?.
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Facebook deems a number of threatening statements 'acceptable'
Mon, 22nd May 2017
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cloud services
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social media
Leaked guidelines for Facebook moderators show how they monitor violence, hate speech, revenge porn and more on the social media platform.
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Conservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block
Mon, 28th Nov 2016
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pornography
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Conservative Party heralds Israel's new measure blocking porn as a 'common sense' solution for societal issues.
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New weapon in fight against nipple censorship: Man boobs?
Mon, 2nd May 2016
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facebook
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social media
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A cancer support group out of Argentina is making waves with its new video, taking shots at social media networks who censor showing women’s breasts.
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Into the River ban a complete fail
Wed, 9th Sep 2015
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Because Into the River is available online, the odds are that an interim restriction order will be about as effective as a screen door on a submarine.
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500 million now accessing the internet in China
Thu, 12th Jan 2012
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government
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User base growing at a rate of 70 million per year; how long can authorities maintain control over content?.
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UN: Forced 'net disconnection violates civil rights
Fri, 20th May 2011
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copyright
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human rights
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censorship
A UN report on the right to freedom of expression calls the denial of internet service a violation of civil rights.
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Trolling for canterbury
Fri, 1st Apr 2011
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Events like the Christchurch earthquake bring out the best, and the worst, in people.
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US military stores to ban Medal of Honor
Fri, 3rd Sep 2010
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GameStop stores on US military bases globally to ban Medal of Honor game for letting players be Taliban, citing respect for troops.
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Digg investigates censorship claim
Mon, 9th Aug 2010
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Digg Patriots caught burying liberal stories on the popular social news website.
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Google to stay in China
Sun, 1st Aug 2010
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hong kong
The Chinese government has renewed Google’s licence to operate in China.
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“There oughta be a law!”
Sat, 1st May 2010
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cloud services
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With the internet now an integral part of modern living, governments in democratic countries are raising the serious question of whether it can continue to function untouched by legislation.
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Confusion reigns in Google/China standoff
Thu, 1st Apr 2010
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Google has now retracted statements made earlier this week that websites unable to be accessed from Google.
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China clamps down on news about Google
Mon, 29th Mar 2010
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hong kong
The Chinese government is escalating its online war against<br />Google, telling all local media agencies they must toe the party line when<br />reporting anything to do with Google.
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[UPDATE] Google redirects, China retaliates
Tue, 23rd Mar 2010
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The decision by Google to move some of its Chinese search<br />services to Hong Kong may have kept its promise that searches on Google.
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The Net's enemies named
Tue, 16th Mar 2010
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Australia is being monitored by an<br />organisation dedicated to freedom of information, because of its plans to<br />introduce compulsory Internet filtering.