Posts Tagged: censorship

WeChat is censoring photos from Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests

As Hong Kong’s Occupy Central protests continue to gather momentum and attention, Hong Kong’s denizens are sharing photos of the...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 1:13 am
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Wife of Chinese president sends out an Instagram post on the same day China blocks Instagram

This is what industry analysts refer to as "crappy timing."

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 11:12 am
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Oh, Big Brother: you won’t believe how many sites are now blocked in China

China got the internet in 1994. But soon after, the government started working on ways to restrict it. Here's a list of all the major sites ...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 11:05 am
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Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan

Instagram appears to be blocked in Pakistan, uproar hits Twitter (UPDATE: it’s back)

People in Pakistan are waking up to find Instagram is blocked in the country.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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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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Foreigner’s anti-protest Weibo post about Occupy Central goes viral in China

As the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continue to grow, people from all over the world are watching and debating the merits of the demo...

  • October 2, 2014
  • at 12:09 am
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Instagram blocked in China amid Hong Kong protests

Instagram blocked in China as democracy reform protests sweep Hong Kong

Instagram’s block in China is likely due to the democracy reform protests in Hong Kong. Yesterday saw tens of thousands of peaceful demons...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:14 am
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DuckDuckGo blocked in China

DuckDuckGo joins Google in being blocked in China

Privacy-oriented search engine DuckDuckGo is now blocked in China, confirms founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 10:16 am
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Individuals have free speech, groups are gagged: Harvard study shines light on China’s internet censorship

You can say pretty much whatever you want on Chinese social media without fear of being censored, as long as you don’t say it in unison wi...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 5:11 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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Is Google blocked in China?

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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