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#OpSingleGateway: Anonymous Hacks Thai Police Servers, Proves Its Point

Posted on December 1st, 2015.

In a reminder of the staggering cybersecurity inadequacies of a country gearing to set up a new national firewall, online hacktivist collective Anonymous has hacked the servers of Thailand’s police department. Hacked readers will know of Thailand’s military government’s aim to squeeze all internet communication into a single gateway. If...

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Opinionated

Israel Wants YouTube To Censor Palestinian Videos of Conflict

Posted on December 1st, 2015.

According to AlterNet, Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely recently met with Google executives to discuss potential censorship of certain YouTube videos. Specifically, videos that the Israeli state deems to “incite violence.” In a Hebrew-only press release, Hotovely told Maariv that she had attended a meeting with...

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Communication

Thailand Close to Censoring the Internet with a New National Firewall

Posted on September 24th, 2015.

In a move that takes its cue from China, Thailand’s military government is all set to substantially diminish the country’s Internet freedom and the right to privacy among its citizens with the introduction of a new Internet firewall. The goal, as with any state-imposed firewall, is to control and monitor the flow of information...

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Indian Government Blocks GitHub, Vimeo, and Others for Hosting ISIS Content

Posted on December 31st, 2014.

The Indian government’s Department of Telecom has asked ISPs to block GitHub, Vimeo, SourceForge, and dozens of other popular websites for hosting “Anti India content from ISIS.” Pranesh Prakash, a director at the Centre for Internet and Society, has tweeted a list of 32 blocked URLs. The blocks aren’t entirely...