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[News] Internet Censorship in Brazil and Google's Fog Computing Zone (Accident)

  • Subject: [News] Internet Censorship in Brazil and Google's Fog Computing Zone (Accident)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 18:47:38 +0000
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Two bloggers banned from criticising politician accused of embezzlement

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| Two bloggers in the southwestern state of 
| Mato Grosso, economist Adriana Vandoni and 
| lawyer Enock Cavalcanti, were ordered by 
| judge Pedro Sakamoto on 10 November to 
| withdraw all comments from their blogs 
| (www.prosaepolitica.com.br and 
| paginadoenock.com.br) that were âoffensiveâ 
| to Josà Riva, the president of the Mato 
| Grosso legislative assembly.


Why was I zinged for inappropriate content?

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| I'm writing course notes for a sophomore 
| (college) level survey, with tomorrow's 
| material on Henry David Thoreau. All of a 
| sudden, I got a a notification "The 
| published version of this item cannot be 
| shared until a Google review finds that the 
| content is appropriate." The "share" link 
| is disabled. This means I can't upload to 
| my Google website from this page. I suppose 
| I could cut and paste to another brand new 
| document... but that might get me kicked 
| off Google entirely if it still scans for 
| and sees something "inappropriate"!



Opera web browser 'censors' Chinese content

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| Previously traffic ran over Opera servers
| bypassing the so-called Great Firewall of
| China, making the browser popular with
| Chinese users.
| Opera confirmed that it had started
| directing users of the international version
| of the mobile browser to the Chinese version
| on 20 November.


Tor partially blocked in China

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| On September 25, 2009, the Great Firewall of China blocked the
| public list of relays and directory authorities by simple IP
| address blocks. Currently, about 80% of the public relays are
| blocked by IP address and TCP port combination. Tor users are
| still connecting to the network through bridges. At the simplest
| level, bridges are non-public relays that don't exit traffic, but
| instead send it on to the rest of the Tor network.


China: Are Tibetan Bloggers Being Silenced?

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| Quite alarming to report that all of the most popular Tibetan language blog
| hosting sites (except one) have been inaccessible for almost three weeks now.


Survey - "Show us the code" says China

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| Elsewhere in the world, the survey confirmed the general trend that open
| source software is now mainstream for enterprises. In North America, 41 per
| cent were already using open source, with almost another ten per cent
| planning to adopt or already adopting. France continues to lead the way in
| Europe, with 67 per cent already using open source, followed by Germany at
| 60.6 per cent and the UK trailing at 42 per cent. Attitudes to open source
| adoption repeat the pattern with those who feel benefits outweigh other
| issues coming in at 47 per cent in the UK, down from 54 per cent in 2008,
| while in Germany, 62 per cent believed that to be true. Another problem for
| the UK is that 22.4 per cent of the respondents in the UK say they are still
| monitoring developments in open source, but have not yet begun evaluating it.


China's internet: the wild, wild East

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| The government frequently cites pornography as the most important reason for
| China's controls on the Internet, but right now, the censors are particularly
| nervous for political reasons including the recent riots in Xinjiang, and the
| possibility of something going wrong on October 1, when the People's Republic
| celebrates the 60th anniversary of its founding.

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