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German state tries to ban online Hells Angels logos

This week in the world of questionable online censorship decisions: The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has banned the logos of two biker gangs from the internet. 238 more words

Germany

Journalists could be labelled terrorists for upholding public interest

Journalists may be labelled ‘terrorists’ if British Government takes dislike to their reports.  This could well include reporting Government policy without authorisation.  It would effectively be Government censorship. 6 more words

Tory

Boycott the Edinburgh Fringe!

Tychy has today received an open letter signed by fifty of Scotland’s leading arts figures, including the national poet Liz Lochhead, the writer Alasdair Gray, the playwright David Greig and the theatre director Ben Harrison. 427 more words

Edinburgh Fringe

Putin signs law that could end up blocking Facebook and Twitter in Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a new law that forces firms operating web services in the country to store Russian citizens’ data there. As the law also makes it possible to block non-compliant services, this may be a precursor to a new wave of internet censorship. 204 more words

Russia

The Forgotten Power of Art

Society loves to measure and value people based on what they do for a living and how big their paycheck is, yet those that pursue any artistic passion, until they became famous, will be frowned upon and questioned. 493 more words

Politics

BBC News: Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war

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Iraq conflict breeds cyber-civil war

A cyber-war is being waged alongside the conflict involving Isis in Iraq, suggests research by security firms. 9 more words

Society

China cracking down on online porn, 'rumourmongers'

BEIJING – Chinese authorities are tightening already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called “rumourmongers” and “slanderous content.” 107 more words

News