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China Reaffirms Plans to âPurifyâ the Internet

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| Says crackdown on online pornography is part 
| of overall effort to preserve ânational 
| long-term stability,â build a âharmonious 
| socialist society,â and prevent the 
| âpoisoning of young peopleâs physical and 
| mental health,â but most likely is all about 
| strengthening its grip on the what could be 
| a dangerous conduit for threatening images 
| and ideas.


Belarus to toughen control over Internet

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| Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising 
| to toughen regulation of the Internet and 
| its users in an apparent effort to exert 
| control over the last fully free medium in 
| the former Soviet state.


NZ's cyber spies win new powers 

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| New cyber-monitoring measures have been 
| quietly introduced giving police and 
| Security Intelligence Service  officers the 
| power to monitor all aspects of someone's 
| online life.
| The measures are the largest expansion of 
| police and SIS surveillance capabilities for 
| decades, and mean that all mobile calls and 
| texts, email, internet surfing and online 
| shopping, chatting and social networking can 
| be monitored anywhere in New Zealand. 


Canada's airlines fear violating privacy under new U.S. rules

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| Canada's major airlines say they will be 
| forced either to break privacy laws or to 
| ignore new American air security rules 
| unless the federal government comes up with 
| a response to U.S. demands for passenger 
| information.


California Science Center is sued for canceling a film promoting intelligent design

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| L.A.'s California Science Center will start 
| the new year defending itself in court for 
| canceling a documentary film attacking 
| Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.



Apple Censors Dalai Lama IPhone Apps in China

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| Apple appears to have blocked iPhone
| applications related to the Dalai Lama in
| its China App Store, making it the latest
| U.S. technology company to censor its
| services in China.
| Those apps, which appear in most countries'
| versions of the App Store, do not currently
| appear in the Chinese version. Another app
| related to Rebiya Kadeer, who like the Dalai
| Lama is an exiled minority leader reviled by
| China's authorities, is unavailable in the
| China App Store as well. The apparent
| censorship comes after carrier China Unicom
| launched iPhone sales two months ago, making
| regulatory approval of the phone's contents
| in the country necessary for the first time.


Poland apparently planning to control Internet much more strictly

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| Poland is apparently planning to make its
| control of the Internet drastically
| stricter. heise Online Poland, the Polish
| sister website of The H, reports that the
| government is working on new legislation
| already. The new law would create a registry
| of websites to be blocked and force Internet
| service providers to hand over detailed user
| data to investigators, for instance.


What were the worst offences against liberty, democracy and the rule of law in 2009?

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| For most bloggers and hacks, the end of the
| year is a time to look back at some of the
| best moments from the previous 12 months.
| But I'm a miserable bastard. So instead I
| thought I'd make a list of some of the low
| points for freedom and democracy in the UK
| in 2009. I'm thinking of those things which
| offend against the very notion of a free
| society; the kind people refuse to believe
| until you show them the proof.


No internet sex please, we're Indian. Web firms observe new law

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| It may have given the world the Kama Sutra and
| the Bollywood wet sari scene, but it appears
| that India is not yet ready to be exposed to
| the delicate subject of sex on the internet.

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