Posts Tagged ‘Censorship’

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority v. Anderson

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UK ‘Porn Filter’ Blocks Legitimate File-Sharing Services (And TorrentFreak)

UK Prime Minister David Cameron wants all Internet providers to block porn by default, to protect the children. This filtering requirement is controversial for a number of reasons, not least due to ISPs' filters targeting a wide range of other content too. Sky's newly launched Broadband Shield, for example, blocks numerous legitimate file-sharing related sites including uTorrent and BitTorrent.com, download portals for Linux distributions, and ... Full story
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Scary Site Blocking Announcement Threatens 750,000+ Sites

Scary noises coming out of the Russian telecoms regulator responsible for the blocking of file-sharing and other 'banned' content suggest that it will target a number of foreign ISPs with total censorship if they fail to take down unfavorable content. In addition to European file-sharing friendly hosts and DDoS protection companies, US-based CloudFlare - a company servicing at least 750,000 sites - is also on ... Full story

Imgur Wiped Out By Sky Broadband Torrent Site Blocking

For an extended period over the weekend the hugely popular Imgur file-hosting site disappeared for millions of UK users. While there was speculation that the site had been added to the Internet Watch Foundation censor list, it soon became clear that the site was only unavailable to users of ISP Sky Broadband. TorrentFreak can reveal that yet again the ISP had attempted to block a ... Full story
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How YIFY-Torrents is Battling the Internet Censors

In common with more than two dozen other sites, popular torrent site YIFY-Torrents is blacked out in the UK by High Court order, completely unavailable by standard means. Or is it? By the time you read this article the site should be again widely available, but how was that achieved? Today TorrentFreak speaks with the site's network gurus to learn more about their technical battle ... Full story