Russia looks for inspiration on web laws to other countries


Russia is looking to the experience of other countries, including China, to "regulate" Internet use, though Moscow has no plans to broaden web censorship, a government spokesman said on … [Read more...]

Prominent Chinese blogger faces government wrath


Chinese police have arrested prominent writer Ran Yunfei for challenging the ruling Communist Party, people close to the blogger said on Monday, the latest in a string of arrests in a deepening … [Read more...]

Gmail service disturbed in China due to actions of the Chinese government


Google is accusing the Chinese government that it blocks it mail service Gmail. According to Google, there's no technical problem at the Google side of things. This is going now for several weeks … [Read more...]

Gaddafi orders internet black out in Libya

It seems to become a standard measure out of the ultimate guidebook for today's dictators. Let's cut off the internet so our citizens can not mass anymore against us (or sort of). This is the same … [Read more...]

Chinese president calls for more internet oversight

Chinese President Hu Jintao called on Saturday for stricter government management of the Internet. He said this during a meeting of the top of the communist party. He expressed that the government … [Read more...]

Google exec released in Egypt


The unfortunate Google executive, named Wael Ghonim,¬†which disappeared two weeks ago, apparently has spent this time blindfolded and detained by Egyptian State security. Google declared that his … [Read more...]

Egypt is restoring access to the web


Several reports are coming out that the Egyptian government is restoring access to the internet gradually. The Wall Street Journal writes: "The Egyptian government restored Internet service to … [Read more...]

Google provides workaround for Egypt to keep on tweeting


In a message on the official Google blog, the company has released a way for the Egyptian people to continue to send out tweets to the world regarding the developments in their country. The message … [Read more...]

Egypt cuts of internet and SMS


In a move to try to get a hold on the protests in Egypt, Associated Press reports that the internet, mobile texting, and blackberry services are all cut of from the rest of the world. In this way the … [Read more...]

Tunesian government gets login information on social media


In an effort to gain full control of the people of Tunesia, the Tunisian Internet Agency (Agence tunisienne d'Internet or ATI) is being blamed for the presence of injected JavaScript that captures … [Read more...]

French legislators pass bill to censor the internet


We might not always have a cheerfull feeling when we Belgians say to foreigners that we are Belgian. We always seem to quarel between Flemish and French speaking regions which results in a period … [Read more...]

OpenLeaks : the new WikiLeaks ?


Some ex-members of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks will start out a similar service soon, called OpenLeaks. The new site is a reaction into long lasting conflicts with WikiLeaks founder, … [Read more...]

US Air Force blocks sites still containing Wikileaks info


According the the Wall Street Journal (, the US Air Force is blocking sites which have dared to continue to carry documents exposed by WikiLeaks ... "Air Force users who try to view the … [Read more...]