TechCrunch: Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban . “A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out of their windows at a pre-appointed time in support of Telegram, a messaging app he founded that was blocked last week by Russian regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) that uses a paper airplane icon. 27 more words
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New Zealand Herald: Russia blocks some Google, Amazon servers after Telegram ban. “Russia’s communications watchdog says it is blocking access to some servers owned by tech giants Google and Amazon in order to comply with a court order to block a popular messaging app.” That’ll get messy.
Neowin: Russia blocks Telegram – company responds by saying that updates will bypass ban. “Russia’s Tagansky court has announced that Telegram access in the country will be blocked due to a failure of Telegram to provide encryption keys to the Federal Security Service (FSB) that it could have used to decrypt user messages if the need had arisen. 27 more words
The Star Online: Iran to block Telegram, nation’s widely used social media app. “Telegram, the most popular social media app in Iran, will be blocked nationwide, state media reported Sunday. 31 more words
Phys.org: Facebook sorry for blocking Delacroix masterpiece over nudity. “Facebook admitted on Sunday making a mistake after it banned an advert featuring French artist Eugene Delacroix’s famous work, ‘Liberty Leading the People,’ because it depicts a bare-breasted woman. 33 more words
The Telegraph: Facebook apologises after investigation exposes string of mistakes by moderators . “Facebook has apologised after an investigation found moderators failed to make the right decision almost half the time that deeply offensive posts were reported. 22 more words
Engadget: China’s censors have taken down 13,000 websites in 3 years. “It’s no secret that China is fond of censorship. Now, however, the country has divulged numbers that give a sense of that crackdown’s scale. 74 more words