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And other Chinese Internet and financial giants such as Alibaba, Tencent, and Hony Capital, as well as state-owned companies such as the China Film Group, have invested tens of billions of ... With these financial stakes, the Chinese government has leverage that goes beyond old-fashioned censorship.
But, as with all human inventions, the Internet can be abused, as evidenced by the rise in cybercrime, online harassment, hate speech, incitement to ... governments will tend to adopt short-term unilateral measures – mandatory data localization, excessive content restrictions, intrusive surveillance – to ...

He had proposed adding a restriction to the rules that would prevent companies from exporting all dual use products to Turkey, citing human rights concerns. ... Tech industry groups have complained that current EU export restrictions on encryption create a barrier that puts European firms at a disadvantage ...
After years of growing restrictions online, Iranians know a thing or two about getting around their government's censorship system, colloquially known as ... According to Iranian internet freedom activists and experts in Iran-American digital communication policy, Google is going above-and-beyond what is ...
Dubai: Iran on Saturday lifted restrictions on the messaging app Telegram, the state news agency IRNA said, after blocking the popular service as security ... Many Iranians access Telegram using virtual private networks (VPNs) and other tools to bypass government filtering of the Internet, residents said.
The KORUS talks provide another avenue that U.S. can use to modernize trade rules for the Internet economy. ... For instance, the aspirational commitment did not deter Korea from placing restrictions on transfers of “location-based” data by foreign suppliers and issuing guidelines that placed restrictions on ...

As protests have ebbed, the government has lifted restrictions it imposed on Instagram, one of the social media tools used to mobilise protesters. ... Many Iranians access Telegram by using virtual private networks (VPNs) and other tools to bypass government filtering of the Internet, residents say.
Well, this really isn't a surprise, given that, technically, services using voice-over Internet protocol (VoIP) are disallowed in the country. ... not located where you are - in this case, here in the UAE - which could be somewhere in, say, the US or Europe, whose networks have no restrictions (or have some of it).
Beijing: China has shut down or revoked the licenses of 13,000 websites since 2015 for violating the country's internet rules, state media reported Sunday. ... This year alone, it has enacted new rules requiring foreign tech companies to store user data inside the country, imposed fresh content restrictions, ...
America's decision to scrap rules designed to ensure a free and open internet leaves the European Union as the biggest market where Net neutrality still ... of internet access services shall treat all traffic equally, when providing internet access services, without discrimination, restriction or interference".
Also, Uzbekistan's internet is still highly censored. Many websites are ... But the story omitted all the criticisms I made about the recent arrests of journalists, of widespread torture, of forced labor, and of restrictions on civil society. In short, self-censorship is still alive and well in Uzbekistan. The incident ...
Muscat: In order to facilitate the movement of vehicles during the military parade in the headquarters of the Special Police Task Force in Al Seeb state, the Royal Oman Police has announced the traffic routes to and from Muscat during the parade on the occasion of the 47th National Day on Saturday, ...
By providing the government with highly detailed information on the needs, feelings, and aspirations of ordinary Chinese, the Internet allows China's ... some of the empowering features of technology: by forcing all tech companies to have their servers within China, it effectively “in-sources” censorship.
Indonesia drops threat to block WhatsApp over 'GIF' images, steps up Internet obscenity purge ... The Internet is already partly censored in Indonesia, but the latest steps mark an escalation against a background of growing conservatism in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. "We will call all ...
The legislation, signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on July 30, 2017, bans anonymous use of online messenger applications and prohibits the use of software to allow users to circumvent internet censorship. The new laws are part of Russia's widespread crackdown on online expression, in violation ...
Oman has long prided itself on its ability to mediate between the two big power blocs in the region - Saudi Arabia and Iran - as well as in disputes involving the outside ... It is why, during a telephone call earlier this week, Donald Trump raised the issue of Iran's interference in other states in the region with the Omani Sultan, ...
In his successful bid for re-election, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani touted his efforts to protect access to social media platforms in Iran. Although major platforms including Facebook and Twitter remain blocked in Iran, Rouhani set a more moderate tone in regulation of newer social media platforms such ...

The German cabinet on April 5 approved a "Draft Law to Improve Law Enforcement in Social Networks" (Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz), ostensibly aimed at combatting disinformation and hate speech, that raises concerns about restrictions on free expression and the privatization of censorship. The law ...
THE Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) does not have the right to close down sayakenahack.com on grounds of unlawful collection of personal data as it violates overarching anti-censorship laws, say lawyers. The internet regulator blocked the website on Thursday over data ...
By providing the government with highly detailed information on the needs, feelings, and aspirations of ordinary Chinese, the Internet allows China's leaders to ... it blocks some of the empowering features of technology: by forcing all tech companies to have their servers within China, it effectively “in-sources” censorship.
Manar Murtadha Fadhil, senior proposition manager of Multi-brands at Ooredoo, said, “Shababiah is the seamless answer Internet users have been looking for to taking snapping, chatting and texting to even greater heights. There are no restrictions on how, when and where it's highly affordable data plans ...
Indonesia drops threat to block WhatsApp over 'GIF' images, steps up Internet obscenity purge ... The Internet is already partly censored in Indonesia, but the latest steps mark an escalation against a background of growing conservatism in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. "We will call all ...
Most African governments try to justify Internet embargoes by arguing that the restrictions are necessary to ensure public safety and security. ... Leaders in nine of the 18 African countries that held elections in 2016 placed some level of restriction on the Internet to limit dissent. Four days prior to Uganda's ...
Government mouthpiece Fresh News yesterday launched a new internet radio service, appearing poised to move into the gap left by a ...
Snap has bowed to pressure from the government of Saudi Arabia to censor a news ... The Internet is the only space where freely-reported information and views ... “We at Al Jazeera, object to any form of censorship and restrictions to ... Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, and Oman.
Every night, Ramadan discreetly turns on his internet satellite service, ... “The Daish has actually lifted some of its restrictions on people ...
The Indian government is being accused of censorship after the Internet Archive, designed to catalogue everything, was mysteriously blocked. Without any prior warning, the Indian government has blocked access to the online service known as the Internet Archive – or, the Wayback Machine to some – to ...
More and more, states are using internet access policies as a tool against ... a report in June examining the global landscape of internet censorship. ... affiliated with Iran and Hezbollah, and Oman joins Saudi Arabia and the ...
Chinese internet restrictions, known as the 'great firewall of China', have often been an issue for Chinese academics who find their access to ... They have become more concerned as new internet controls – particularly on virtual private networks or VPNs, which circumvent national censorship of the internet ...
Microsoft-owned internet calling service Skype has been blocked again in the UAE amid confusion regarding the status of Voice over Internet ...
After campaigning on internet freedom, Iranian president's ICT minister boasts of internet censorship ... President Rouhani fires a shot: If not for this gov, internet would be so limited .... The right to online expression, free from restrictions posed by surveillance, Internet censorship and laws silencing dissent.
The Egyptian government on May 24 ordered internet service ... The report did not provide a full list of the censored websites, but ... internet censorship, reported that Egypt had blocked access to the ... internet users or censor websites, but access to news websites has rarely been blocked in the country.
The statement by the Global Network Initiative (GNI) today follows increase pressure from governments on internet and social media firms to ...
Omani businessmen, Shura members and the minister agree on ... “We urge the ministry to keep the two-year visa ban rule to protect Omani ... Mohammed Khaldi, another trade unionist, said that such restrictions should be ... Times of Oman is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
Signal for Android now circumvents censorship in Cuba and Oman ... to avoid being censored in two more countries: Cuba and Oman. ... The idea is that to block the target traffic, the censor would also have to block those entire services. ... fronts, disabling Signal starts to look like disabling the internet.
... Libya's contending “governments” also joined in, while Kuwait and Oman remained neutral. .... including arrests and detentions for internet postings or commentary; ... harassment against them and their families, restriction of freedom of ... means to choose their government; restrictions on universal rights, ...
... of Saudi Arabia to censor a news channel operated by the Qatar-based news ... The Internet is the only space where freely-reported information and views can ... “We at Al Jazeera, object to any form of censorship and restrictions to ... Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia, and Oman.
Every night, Ramadan discreetly turns on his internet satellite service, ... “The Daish has actually lifted some of its restrictions on people ...
If the existing restrictions shift, we encourage you to resubmit your app for ... applications, programs designed to circumvent internet restrictions, ...
... for all vehicles to be registered to companies, and restrictions on where ... the world's fourth-largest population and a youthful, Internet-savvy ...
(Bloomberg View) — It was inevitable that the fallout from violent protests in Virginia organized by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups ...
More and more, states are using internet access policies as a tool against ... a report in June examining the global landscape of internet censorship. ... affiliated with Iran and Hezbollah, and Oman joins Saudi Arabia and the ...
“Anonymity protects the rights of internet users and freedom of expression ... security of their online activity, as well as to circumvent Internet censorship. ... WeChat, but lifted the restrictions after the company provided the information. ... to carry out unchecked surveillance and to censor information online.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed controversial legislation prohibiting the use of Internet proxy services -- including virtual private ...
MOSCOW -- Hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Moscow on July 23 to protest Internet censorship and demand the resignation of ...
But many Middle East-watchers now fear Oman could be the next flashpoint in an already troubled region. ... in other states in the region with the Omani Sultan, Qaboos bin Said, during which the President is ... is or is not a journalist, censorship is a constant problem and the government now even has control of the internet.
After campaigning on internet freedom, Iranian president's ICT minister boasts of internet censorship ... President Rouhani fires a shot: If not for this gov, internet would be so limited .... The right to online expression, free from restrictions posed by surveillance, Internet censorship and laws silencing dissent.
(New York) – Indian authorities should cease arbitrary restrictions of the country's internet and telecommunications networks, Human Rights ...
Qatar says it has begun shipping cargo through Oman to bypass restrictions imposed by other Gulf states. Qatar Ports Management Company ...
The Egyptian government on May 24 ordered internet service providers to ... The report did not provide a full list of the censored websites, but said that ... documents internet censorship, reported that Egypt had blocked access to the ... also used to censor websites in China, to block access to the website.


 

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