Category Archives: Countries – China

US sanctions against Iran: WoW ban

Blizzard Blocking Iranian WoW Players Due To US Sanctions | Techdirt. 31 August 2012 The US asked Blizzard (delivering World of Warcraft) to block Iranian customers/users/players. On a purely economic rationale of those types of sanctions, it makes sense: the … Continue reading

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The Declaration Of Internet Freedom: launch of

Announcing The Declaration Of Internet Freedom | Techdirt.2nd July 2012 A title that is self-explanatory, but given the last Russian and Chinese attempts to control the internet (plus the UK with the new Data COmmunication Bill), it is pertinent to … Continue reading

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Don’t preach what you don’t do

China Gleefully Uses UK Desire For Censorship To Validate Its Own Censorship | Techdirt. 12 August 2011 About the riots in England, but the same can be said about Europe having sold surveillance technologies over the years to most Middle … Continue reading

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Censorhip: authors, domain, justification and transparency

  EU And China Harmonize Their Approach On Censorship | Techdirt.20 May 2011 The post reminds me of a recent comment either in The Independent or in the Guardian which analyzed the political and economic situation of China and the … Continue reading

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Gaming, gold farming and China

China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work | World news | The Guardian. 25 May 2011 Several interesting bits in this article: – sentencing practices of China in light of human rights (physical work, non-physical work but with physical … Continue reading

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The hunt against freedom: this February favourite action?

The headlines those past few weeks seem to concentrate on freedom of expression and its curtailments, whether in democratic countries or not. The events which started in Tunisia and spread to Egypt and now Lybia show how internet is the … Continue reading

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FP Tech Desk: Twitter CEO to China: Leave our users alone! | FP Posted | Financial Post

FP Tech Desk: Twitter CEO to China: Leave our users alone! | FP Posted | Financial Post. 19 November 2010 Cheng Jianping was arrested October 27, 2010, after retweeting her boyfriend’s tweet. Given that Twitter is banned, as the article’s … Continue reading

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Censorship: a widerspread practice than we think?

The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet | Techdirt. 18 november 2010 Obviously, from the US. The bill is supposed to give lots of power to the President to shut down the internet when security threats appear… In … Continue reading

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Critical Legal Thinking › Should Liu Xiaobo have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

Critical Legal Thinking › Should Liu Xiaobo have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?. Critical Legal Thinking blog – Author Gilbert Leung – 15 October 2010 It echoes an other article I read this week-end while getting back on track … Continue reading

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Patterns

“Cybercriminals target non-conventional appliances” (ZDnet.co.uk, 09 April 2010). not surprising, and among the devices: mobiles phones, USB flash drives and peripherals. and DDOS attacks linked with extortion/blackmail notices, “Chinese DDoS attacks hit News Limited” (ZDnet.co.uk, 14 April 2010)

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