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Internet Censorship around the World

Posted by Dan Pope on Aug 8, 2014 11:42:22 AM

When it comes to Internet censorship there are generally two contrasting opinions: some believe that it is necessary in order to protect nations and stop individuals posting harmful material online, while others believe that the Internet should be open and that there should be little or no restrictions.

Governments in particular often have the first opinion when it comes to Internet censorship, especially those that are concerned that by publishing information online individuals may damage their reputation. This is why numerous governments around the world have implemented online censorship laws, and here Fluidata looks at some of the most controversial:

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Topic censorship China data News UK internet Russia

Policing the Internet

Posted by Dan Pope on Jun 5, 2013 9:50:24 AM

The Internet has become such a vital part of our lives it only seems right to have a system in place that monitors and controls crime in the same way we would offline.

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Topic burma police China News internet north korea pakistan saudi arabia syria

Tomorrow’s supermarket just round the corner

Posted by Dan Pope on Nov 12, 2012 3:25:05 PM

The biggest Chinese e-commerce retailer, Yihaodian, have announced their plans to launch 1,000 virtual supermarkets, with the first two opening in Guangzhou and Shenzhen. These supermarkets do not actually stock any products and to the naked eye the shelves remain empty. Using augmented reality technology, shoppers will be able to use their smartphone to see pictures of available groceries (of which there will be 1,000). Yihaodian trialled the idea last year on the Shanghai underground by allowing commuters to take photos of items displayed on billboards – the selected groceries were then delivered to their home.

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Topic Chinese HTML5 Nick Lansley China Gatwick Airport News Tesco Virtual Supermarket Yihaodian 3D TV

Leaked Report shows music industry's global anti-piracy crisis

Posted by Dan Pope on Aug 9, 2012 9:12:58 AM

There has been much discussion in the media of late surrounding the enforced ISP blockade of torrent and file sharing websites such as Pirate Bay. Following this, Torrent Freak have recently published what they claim to be a leaked crisis report from the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) suggesting the music industry is arming itself for a full blown assault on the online piracy industry.

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Topic IFPI ISP Pirate Bay Proxy China News Torrent Freak International Federation of Phonographic Industry VPN