• Requests for Facebook data up 24 per cent

    Requests for Facebook data up 24 per cent

    Surveillance requests for Facebook user data rose by 24 per cent from the second half of 2013 to the first half of 2014, according to Facebook’s Global Government Requests Report.

  • New Law in Missouri Bans Teachers from ‘Friending’ Their Pupils

    New Law in Missouri Bans Teachers from ‘Friending’ Their Pupils

    It would never have been thought of a few years ago.  But now the state of Missouri in America has a new law that focuses on the rise of social media – and the relationship between teachers and their students. The law does not come into action until the end of this month, but it
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  • The Great Firewall of China Invades the World

    The Great Firewall of China Invades the World

    Yesterday, service administrators and web surfers worldwide began to get a taste of what life behind the Great Firewall of China is like.  Domain servers were inexplicably offering up Chinese services for many sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and others. The results for some were interesting, to say the least.  Much of YouTube and most
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  • Google vs. China: the Saga Continues

    Google vs. China: the Saga Continues

    In an updated blog post, Google outlined their basic business strategy in China after the pullout and how apps such as Gmail and Google Docs will be affected.  While Google’s Evil Meter still shows most services intact for China, though reports say that specific search terms on Google.com.hk (where Google.cn redirects) are being filtered externally
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  • Google’s New China Gambit: Unfiltered Search For .cn

    Google’s New China Gambit: Unfiltered Search For .cn

    Monday afternoon, Google announced on their blog that they have moved their China-based search efforts to servers based in Hong Kong and have removed all censorship filters.  Visitors from China to Google.cn will now be treated to unfiltered, open search. The move is in retaliation for both hack attempts on Google’s server facilities and core
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