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    Internet Kill Switch Possible?

    The Egyptian government's multiday deactivation of the Internet, in the wake of the turmoil in the country, have raised concerns and questions about whether the U.S. government could block Internet access by implementing a “kill switch“ to protect the country in the event of a cyber emergency. Last summer, Sen. Joe Lieberman introduced the Protecting […] More

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    Hackers Take Down Site Offering Egyptians Censor-busting Tools

    A Morocco-based website offering Egyptian users a program to bypass online censorship fell victim to a complex cyber attack that made it inaccessible, AFP reported. Dr. Francesco Landogna, CEO of the site Wall5.com, told AFP someone had brought down his site early Friday morning. “Someone got into the site about four o’clock this morning and […] More

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    Saudi Arabia to Shut Down Blackberry Messenger Function Friday

    Saudi Arabia’s telecommunications watchdog, the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), has asked telecom firms to block to messenger function on Blackberry devices by Friday. The ban would remain until all three mobile phone operators in Saudi Arabia complied with “the regulatory requirements it has requested.” CITC did not specify what the regulatory requirements are, […] More

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    Australia Reviews List of Banned Websites

    Australia is conducting an independent review of websites that are blocked by its Internet filter, which is perceived by many as government censorship, according to BBC. The Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the purpose of the review was to see if the scheme “reflects current community standards.” He said the review would examine what […] More

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    Hackers Go After Politicians, Internet Censorship

    The message board of the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) was flooded with impolite messages which appeared to emanate from Austrlian politicians, according to The Register. A group of hackers managed to flood the message board with inappropriate messages purporting to be posted by politicians. The posting began with a post alleging to come from Communications […] More

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    Hackers Battle Censors in Turkey

    Internet access in Turkey is becoming increasingly troubled, as government censors clash with anti-censorship hackers, according to the CyberLaw blog. Early this morning, the websites of the Ministry of Transportation, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority and the Telecommunications Communication Presidency were all rendered inaccessible. The three government agencies have all been heavily involved in […] More

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    US Criticizes Australia's Attempts to Censor Cyberspace

    A plan by the Australian government to censor the Internet is receiving criticism from the Obama administration, saying it goes against stated U.S. foreign policy of using an open Internet to spread economic growth and global security, according to Australian news site The Punch. Responding to questions about the filter from The Punch, U.S. State […] More

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    Chinese State-Run 'Twitter' Hacked at Launch

    The Chinese state-run Twitter-style website was hacked at its launch and has gone offline, according to media reports. The People’s Daily, a state-run newspaper in China, launched the micro-blogging service on Tuesday and it was down by Wednesday. A hacker exploited the site and used it to send pop-up messages to users who visited the […] More

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