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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Net censorship spreading to Japan as suits fail to comprehend new media

It’s easy to believe the tales of internet censorship we hear regularly from China, but not so its ostensibly democratic neighbor in Japan. That perception may change of Japanese regulations shake up the online world as proposed.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Chinese kiss-and-tell a good read even without the sex

You may already have come across the notorious China Bounder – a how-to-get-laid-while-still-caring-about-stuff blog from Shanghai written by a ‘Western scoundrel’ – through reports about internet censorship in China like this one, but it doesn’t hurt to pass on a reminder to check it out.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

China takes sledgehammer to Flickr's walnuts

Following in the footsteps of Google is generally not a terribly bad idea, but when it comes to doing business in China, photo-sharing website Flickr is probably seeing things a little differently right now.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Google will block adult searches in Korea with age verification

Google has caved in to pressure from the South Korean government and agreed to implement a system that will censor certain search terms unless the user can prove he or she is not a minor.

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