Tag Archives: Censorship

Software Makers See a Market in Censorship

NYTimes – “While China’s censorship policies are prompting Google to consider quitting its operations in the country, some technology companies see the restrictions as a golden business opportunity.”

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Book ruckus divides Montgomery County residents

Kentucky.com – “A dispute over books at Montgomery County High School has embroiled parents, teachers, students and others over the past several months, extending to authors and censorship groups at the national level. The continuing ruckus revolves around contemporary, young-adult novels that have been used in conjunction with classical works like The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer and the epic poem Beowulf in some sophomore and senior accelerated English classes.

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Child protection or censorship?

Kentucky.com – “Sharon Cook is either a hero or a villain. She is either due your thanks for doing everything in her power to protect children from obscenity or she is due your disdain for wantonly taking away the constitutional rights of the people of Jessamine County. She never meant to do the latter. She absolutely meant to do the former.”

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Scholastic hones the douchery/flip-flop duality to fine art

Book Ninja – “Aside from selling kids a steaming load of plastic shite (along with a few TV tie-in books) in their “book” catalogues, Scholastic has now pitched their corporate tents in the realms of bigotry, censorship, and homophobia.”

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A Library’s Approach to Books That Offend

NYTimes.com – “If you go to the Brooklyn Public Library seeking a copy of “Tintin au Congo,” Hergé’s second book in a series, prepare to make an appointment and wait days to see the book. “It’s not for the public,” a librarian in the children’s room said this month when a patron asked to see it.”

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Yale Surrenders

Slate Magazine – “Why did Yale University Press remove images of Mohammed from a book about the Danish cartoons?”

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US tests system to beat web censorship in China and Iran

Telegraph – “The “feed over email” (FOE) system will deliver news using a technology that evades web-screening technologies employed by restrictive regimes. According to a senior official at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an independent US government agency responsible all international broadcasting sponsored by Washington, the system is now actively being tested in China and Iran.”

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Web site tracks world online censorship reports

Associated Press – “When Shanghai blogger Isaac Mao tried to watch a YouTube clip of Chinese police beating Tibetans, all he got was an error message. Mao thought the error – just after the one-year anniversary of a crackdown on Tibetan protesters in China – was too suspicious to be coincidental, so he reported it on a new Harvard-based Web site that tracks online censorship.”

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Majority backs library on gay sex book

Helena Independent Record – “Last week’s Question of the Week asked whether the library should have censored the book “Joy of Gay Sex.” In a huge turnout, as befits this election week, a majority of readers came out against censorship.”

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Australia to implement mandatory internet censorship

Herald Sun – “Australia will join China in implementing mandatory censoring of the internet under plans put forward by the Federal Government.”

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