• Jun 7, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

Most UK ISPs block Private Internet Access by default

VPN websites, like that of Private Internet Access, are actively being censored by internet service providers (ISPs) in the United Kingdom (UK). The website blocks were first put into place by UK ISPs on government order in an effort to censor pornography in 2014. Since then, more ISPs have joined in default blocking. However, research has shown that … Continue reading “Most UK ISPs block Private Internet Access by default”

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France blocked or removed over 2,700 websites in 2016

Authorities in France ordered the blockage or removal of over 2,700 websites in 2016, according to Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux. The orders were designed to minimize extremist content online. At a recent cybersecurity conference in the northern French city of Lille, Le Roux remarked that the French government requested that 834 websites be blocked, … Continue reading “France blocked or removed over 2,700 websites in 2016”

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  • Sep 7, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Copyright, Governments, News,

Indian Judge clarifies that visiting blocked websites, like one for torrents, isn’t illegal

The Indian government has clarified that simply visiting blocked websites, viewing a torrent magnet link, or streaming a pirated movie is not illegal and will not result in fines or imprisonment. The High Court of Bombay has ordered Tata Communications and all other Indian ISPs to change the wording on the warning message that shows … Continue reading “Indian Judge clarifies that visiting blocked websites, like one for torrents, isn’t illegal”

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