Posts Tagged: censorship


New crackdown on WeChat in China mandates real-name registration and other curbs

Want to use WeChat? You better ‘abide by the socialist system’

Authorities in China today issued interim provisions that crack down on WeChat and other messaging apps.

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 5:42 pm
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Human Rights Foundation sends USB drives containing Wikipedia to North Korea via balloon.

US hackathon aims to find new ways of smuggling information into North Korea

The New York-based Human Rights Foundation is organizing an activist hackathon in San Francisco aimed at getting information safely into Nor...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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Tests reveal Line and Kakao disruptions in China mirror the government’s block on Facebook

One week ago, internet users in China started to report malfunctions on popular foreign services Line, KakaoTalk, Flickr, and OneDrive. The ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 3:04 pm
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Microsoft’s OneDrive and Yahoo’s Flickr not reachable in China [UPDATED]

There’s more alleged turbulence on the Chinese internet this week, as it appears that Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 6:04 pm
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China cracks down on Apple’s iMessage as national web cleanup continues

The measures include tools to monitor and prevent spam messages, which the ministry says are prevalent on the iOS default messaging app.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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One telco in Thailand just confirmed the military forced it briefly to block Facebook

What exactly happened when Facebook was blocked in Thailand? Now we have an answer, but it's still a murky issue.

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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As June 4th approaches, Google services in China grind to a halt

GreatFire reports Google services have been almost completely cut off in the last four days, with no indication of if or when they might ret...

  • June 3, 2014
  • at 3:37 pm
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If you see this, the page is blocked by the NCPO

After Thailand’s coup, rulers want to meet with Facebook, Google, Line, to discuss censoring individual users

Thailand’s IT ministry plans to send a government representative to Singapore to talk to Facebook and Google, and another team to Japan to...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Facebook inaccessible in Thailand, many fear coup leaders blocked it (UPDATED: now working fine)

This afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm local time, many people across Thailand noticed that Facebook is inaccessible in the country.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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China to require real-name registration for all app developers

The aim is to discourage developers from anonymously pushing apps containing pornographic content and viruses, both of which are illegal in ...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 4:49 pm
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Some Google services unblocked in China after last month’s crackdown [UPDATE: They're blocked again!]

Today web users in mainland China are finding that some of Google’s sites and products are now unblocked and accessible.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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Following disruption of other foreign services, Instagram mysteriously disappears from China’s Android app stores [UPDATED]

In the latest development among a trickling of disruptions on China’s internet, popular photo-sharing app Instagram appears to be no ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 pm
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Japanese chat app Line appears to be blocked in mainland China [UPDATED]

Have Chinese authorities added Japanese chat app Line to its internet blacklist? [See bottom for updates] Today our colleagues in mainland ...

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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A look inside Zhihu, China’s answer to Quora

Launched in January 2011, the team of around 70 is quickly outgrowing its office space in Beijing's student district. Tech in Asia stopped b...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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At the height of China’s domestic internet crackdown, LinkedIn censors politically sensitive content from its pages

When LinkedIn (NYSE:LKED), the popular career-oriented social network, launched a localized beta site for mainland Chinese users earlier thi...

  • June 4, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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2 days before June 4, GreatFire.org “unblocks” Google search in China

GreatFire created a mirror site of Google similar to what the group did for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters Chinese sites when they were...

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Thailand’s coup spreads from streets to the web, 219 sites blocked so far

As of yesterday, Thailand's MICT shut down over 219 websites deemed a threat to the country’s stability.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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Flipboard, “not worried about censorship,” doubles down on China

"We're very careful with following all the right guidelines," Alexander said, "I'm not really worried about censorship."

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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