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India blocks 'The Danish Girl' from airing on TV

India blocks 'The Danish Girl' from airing on TV India's film censorship board has barred Sony Pictures' channel from telecasting Oscar-recognized film, The Danish Girl.However, the film authority objected to its supposedly "sensitive storyline" and dubbed it "unsuitable" for audiences below 18.

Google scales China's Great Firewall with Translate app

Google scales China's Great Firewall with Translate app The internet titan has been largely absent from China for the past seven years, after disputes over censorship caused Google to pull many of its services from use." The Translate app is now available on the Chinese App Store for iOS or via direct download for Android, since Google Play hasn't been introduced to the Chinese market.

People are quitting LiveJournal in droves after Russian owners ban political, LGBTQ talk

People are quitting LiveJournal in droves after Russian owners ban political, LGBTQ talk Venerable blog platform LiveJournal is now saying goodbye to some of its biggest users, after announcing it's taking steps to comply with Russian law.The platform, which moved its servers to Russia in December last year, updated its terms of service last week, Gizmodo reports.

Localizer Asks To Be Removed From Game's Credits After Developers Erase KKK Reference

Localizer Asks To Be Removed From Game's Credits After Developers Erase KKK Reference “I don’t think it’s right to make any change, no matter how minor, for the purpose of ‘sanitizing’ a game.That means tweaking the game so some Japanese phrases or jokes aren’t lost.

Why did Turkey just block Wikipedia?

Why did Turkey just block Wikipedia? Turkish authorities blocked all versions of Wikipedia in any language in the country through an "administrative measure" and did not give a reason, BBC reported.Turkish media reported that authorities had asked Wikipedia to remove content that linked Turkey to terrorist groups, BBC said.

China is creating its own Wikipedia, but it's not open to the public for editing

China is creating its own Wikipedia, but it's not open to the public for editing The inaugural digital version of the Chinese Encyclopaedia will, in effect, be the country's first online book of "everything.The digital project is the third edition of the  Chinese Encyclopaedia, and will enlist 20,000 scholars from tertiary institutions to write, reports the South China Morning Post.

China ironically decides to clamp down on online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day

China ironically decides to clamp down on online news outlets on World Press Freedom Day According to the country's new rules, released by the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), online media platforms can only be managed by editorial staff who have been approved by the Communist government.Their workers also have to additionally undergo training and reporting credentials from the central government, according to Reuters.

18 Years Later, Germany Gets An Uncensored Version Of Half-Life

18 Years Later, Germany Gets An Uncensored Version Of Half-Life The Half-Life that was released in Germany in 1998 was a little different.Well chin up lads, in 2017 Germany’s Half-Life is now as human and violent as everyone else’s.

With this move, China will effectively choke of all VPN usage

With this move, China will effectively choke of all VPN usage The government has told three telecommunications carriers to completely block users from accessing virtual private networks (VPN) by Feb.Many people in China rely on VPN providers to access information from dozens of popular websites that are blocked in the country.

China starts blocking mentions of Putin online, in case you say anything nasty about him

China starts blocking mentions of Putin online, in case you say anything nasty about him The Financial Times reports that the ban on mentions of Putin's name started over the weekend, when Chinese president Xi Jinping met other members of the G20, including Putin, and U.Their followers wouldn't be able to comment on posts they made, if they mentioned Putin in the text.

China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018

China Will Reportedly Ban Personal VPNs by February 2018 For nearly 20 years, the so-called Great Firewall of China has limited the ability of mainland Chinese citizens to access the uncensored internet.The new rules restricting access to VPNs could make it harder for companies to do business in China.

China censors 'RIP' and the candle emoji as people mourn Nobel Peace Prize winner

China censors 'RIP' and the candle emoji as people mourn Nobel Peace Prize winner Users on Weibo found on Friday that they couldn't search for the candle emoji, as well as keywords like RIP.Some shared artwork found on Twitter and Instagram on Weibo: "As the world watches, he died.

Whatsapp users in China report issues sending pictures and video, fearing censorship

Whatsapp users in China report issues sending pictures and video, fearing censorship Chinese Whatsapp users are fearing that the app is being blocked in the country.On Tuesday, users found they weren't able to send pictures or videos across.

Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death

Chinese Censors Working Overtime in Wake of Dissident Liu Xiaobo’s Death Last week, Chinese literary critic, writer, poet, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and long-time civil rights activist Liu Xiaobo died of terminal liver cancer.According to the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, there was a significant shift in Chinese censorship patterns following Liu’s death.

'Despacito' deemed too saucy for Malaysian radio

'Despacito' deemed too saucy for Malaysian radio You won't be able to hear catchy hit song "Despacito" on any of Malaysia's 44 public radio stations any time soon.That's because public broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) has banned the Luis Fonsi single, following complaints from conservative Muslim groups.