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Posts Tagged ‘censorship’

Third Person Effect: An excerpt from You Are Not So Smart

Third Person Effect: An excerpt from You Are Not So Smart

The Third Person Effect, an excerpt from the new book You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself, by David McRaney The Misconception: You believe your opinions and decisions are based on experience and facts, while those who disagree with you are [...]

MAFIAA Fire: A Firefox add-on to reverse US government domain censorship

MAFIAA Fire: A Firefox add-on to reverse US government domain censorship

Earlier this year, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement shocked the world by asserting the right to seize any .com or .net domain that it characterized as a "pirate" or child porn site, with little due process or judicial oversight. ICE conducted a series of high-profile seizures that were notable in that they were sloppy (80,000 sites [...]

US Government censors 70 websites for whole world

US Government censors 70 websites for whole world

The US is really ramping up its war on intellectual property infringement, a war which I'm sure will be just as successful, cheap and supported by the people as the wars on drugs and terrorism. The US has started seizing the domain names of various websites through ICANN - not because owners of these sites were convicted of anything, but merely [...]