SA heading for internet censorship

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has refuted rumours that its Draft Online Regulation Policy will censor internet usage in South Africa.

It says the proposed regulations are to ensure that commercial media distributions do not publish or promote illegal … Read the rest

Soros, Ford shovel millions to control Internet

George Soros and the Ford Foundation have lavished groups supporting the administration’s “net neutrality” agenda, donating $196 million and landing proponents on the White House staff, according to a new report.

And now, as the Federal Communications Commission nears approving … Read the rest

France wants to censor Facebook to stop Jihad recruitment

France is pressing ahead with even greater internet censorship than before, in an attempt to stop the recruitment of Islamic fighters on Facebook and other internet media. Some content may be censored or suppressed in terms of clause 8 of … Read the rest

No law or policy for ‘mastering the Internet’

Britain’s GCHQ is scanning servers in multiple foreign countries for vulnerable ports, according to German newspaper Heise. Using a tool called Hacienda, the intelligence agency seeks to ‘master the internet’ for sources of espionage.

Spanish for estate, Hacienda can port … Read the rest

Seeding the net with false info

The British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, “amplif[y]” sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor … Read the rest

Confidence in US news media reach new lows

Americans’ confidence in the news media has tumbled to fresh lows — and it doesn’t much matter whether the source is newspapers, television or the Internet.

A Gallup poll released Thursday found the level of faith in each of three … Read the rest

Americans’ confidence in the news media has tumbled to fresh lows — and it doesn’t much matter whether the source is newspapers, television or the Internet.

A Gallup poll released Thursday found the level of faith in each of three … Read the rest

British child-porn advisor arrested for child abuse imagery

Patrick Rock
Patrick Rock

Patrick Rock who served as special advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron and played an influential role in the Prime Minister’s national Internet censorship plan, has been arrested for possession of images depicting the sexual abuse of … Read the rest

Forget the Internet. Here comes the Outernet

outernetYou might think you have to pay through the nose at the moment to access the Internet.

But one ambitious organisation called the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) is planning to turn the age of online computing on its head … Read the rest

A digital highway for launching cyberattacks

cyberattacksThe National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks.

While most of the software … Read the rest

Lightbeam tool will expose who is looking over your shoulder

lightbeamJust who is looking over your shoulder when you browse the Internet? Tomorrow, web users will be given a new tool to shine a light on the commercial organisations which track your every movement online.

Lightbeam, a download produced by … Read the rest