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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.

police department threatens to charge anyone mocking it online

police department threatens to charge anyone mocking it online The police department’s Twitter account has also been subject to ridicule, with several users comparing them to George Orwell’s 1984, and several memes mocking them being tweeted at their Twitter handles.In light of this, the police department tweeted out a secondary statement, informing readers that it was reviewing all the posts sent to its Social media platforms, and was considering any potential criminal offenses that may have been committed.

Vladimir Putin signs law banning VPN access for Russian internet users

Vladimir Putin signs law banning VPN access for Russian internet users A new law, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, now bans any technology, including VPNs, used to visit websites banned in Russia, Reuters reported on Sunday.Back in 2014, Putin passed a law that required internet companies to store the data of Russian users on Russia-based servers, a rule that stoked fears that Russian internet users would have their information and internet access censored by the government.

Scramble to download VPN apps as they vanished from Apple's China App Store

Scramble to download VPN apps as they vanished from Apple's China App Store As VPN apps started to disappear from China's iOS App Store over the weekend, users in the country were frantically downloading as many as they could.On Saturday, Apple pulled the rug out from under Chinese iPhone users' feet, by taking down VPN apps from the App Store.

Why Apple plays China’s censorship game

Why Apple plays China’s censorship game Given that admission, the question then becomes obvious: Should Apple even try to continue to do business in China under these conditions?Everything we know about Apple historically tells us that bowing to this kind of censorship is antithetical to its core values.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation issues a warning to companies banning hate groups

The Electronic Frontier Foundation issues a warning to companies banning hate groups The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a message for the tech companies that have been banning hate groups — be very careful.The EFF's post doesn't come as a surprise; the organization is known to advocate against censorship on the internet.

Cloudflare CEO: It's easy to kick out Nazis, but I'm worried about the long term

Cloudflare CEO: It's easy to kick out Nazis, but I'm worried about the long term "People send you nice notes when you do," said Matthew Prince, CEO of Cloudflare.It's significant—as was Prince's decision to kick The Daily Stormer off Cloudflare, which helped lead to the website going offline.