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Data, Censorship

How Archivists And Coders Plan To Stop Censorship Under Trump

Concerns about censorship under Trump have transformed the arcane art of saving web pages at the end of a president’s term into a crowdsourced effort with hackathons, fundraising, and pleas for help on Twitter.

January 6, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on the Justice's Department budget in Washington February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

Should The FBI Have Censored The Orlando Shooter’s Propaganda Call?

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced Sunday that the transcripts of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s calls with police during his rampage would be censored. A day later, the FBI announced that they would release the initial 911 call without anything omitted.

June 20, 2016

Gmail Access Blocked In China

China appears to be escalating its internet censorship.

December 29, 2014

Despite Petition, Toys ‘R’ Us Won’t Pull ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figures

Toys ‘R’ Us has no plans to stop selling Breaking Bad figurines that some customers believe to be controversial.

October 21, 2014

Top EU Court Gives People Right To Ask For Google Data Deletion

Luxembourg (AFP) – In a surprise ruling on Tuesday, the EU’s top court said individuals have the right to ask U.S. Internet giant Google to delete personal data produced by its ubiquitous search engine. Individuals have a right “to be forgotten,” under certain circumstances when their personal data becomes outdated or inaccurate, the European Court […]

May 13, 2014

Scholars Discuss Tiananmen Square At Symposium Marking Massacre’s 25th Anniversary

By Jeff Gammage, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA — In China, Maura Cunningham says, if you’re going to hold an online discussion of the Tiananmen Square massacre, you better speak in code. Don’t mention “June 4th,” the date the tanks rolled against unarmed protesters. Instead, try “May 35th” — a count of that month’s 31 days plus […]

April 24, 2014