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VPN
Link revealed between censorship and VPN surges across Asia
Countries across Asia are experiencing a surge of VPN networks, an uptake that is likely due to increased censorship in the region.
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VPN
New research reveals most desired blocked internet content
"The things people search for on engines like Google, Bing, or Baidu can tell a lot about how they live," the study says.
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Government
Internet filtering not the answer - InternetNZ
The proposed law change is part of the New Zealand government response to the Christchurch terror attacks that occurred in March last year.
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VPN
Revealed: The countries with the worst internet freedom
The findings are in and the countries with the worst record for internet censorship have been revealed. 
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Google
NZ ISPs issue open letter to social media giants to discuss censorship
Content sharing platforms have a duty of care to proactively monitor for harmful content, act expeditiously to remove content which is flagged to them as illegal.
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Cloud
The importance of net neutrality in today’s digital world
Who will end up paying any additional costs that are levied? Will cloud providers be taxed by the telco operators?
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Cloud
Facebook deems a number of threatening statements "acceptable"
Leaked guidelines for Facebook moderators show how they monitor violence, hate speech, revenge porn and more on the social media platform.
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Government
Conservative Party applauds Israel’s porn block
“Sounds like a good common sense approach to solving a growing problem in society.”
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Facebook
New weapon in fight against nipple censorship: Man boobs?
A cancer support group out of Argentina is making waves with its new video, taking shots at social media networks who censor showing women’s breasts.
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Amazon
Into the River ban a complete fail
Because Into the River is available online, the odds are that an interim restriction order will be about as effective as a screen door on a submarine.
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Gaming
US military stores to ban Medal of Honor
The outcry over the Medal of Honor Taliban controversy is starting to take its toll, with game retailers on US Army and Air Force bases now disallowed to sell the upcoming shooter.
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Gaming
[Update] Valve prepares censored Left 4 Dead 2 for Australia
While Valve claims it is appealing the refusal of classification for its upcoming title Left 4 Dead 2 in Australia, the developer has submitted a censored version for consideration as a back-up plan.