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Twitter Access Blocked In Turkey

Turkey restricted access to Twitter on Friday hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “root out” the social media network where wiretapped recordings have been leaked, damaging the government’s reputation ahead key local elections this month.

03/20/2014

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Keidel: The NFL, ‘N’ Word, And Censorship

The NFL is considering a heavy tax on it, citing the fact that the gridiron is a workplace, and thus they can control the language and lexicon of its players. It’s probably the most delicate and toxic topic we’ll ever discuss in sports.

02/28/2014

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Stockton Principal Seizes School Newspaper Over Campus Safety Article

The principal of a Stockton high school stopped distribution of the school newspaper over concerns about a campus safety article which alleged revealed poor communication in lockdown drills and weapon on campus reports.

02/07/2013

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SF Library Installs Computer Privacy Screens For More Discreet Porn Watching

In response to complaints about San Francisco Public Library visitors openly viewing explicit content, including pornography, the main branch has installed plastic screens to block monitors from people nearby.

07/25/2012

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Berkeley Police Chief Under Fire For Sending Officer To Reporter’s Home

Berkeley’s police chief has come under fire after he sent an officer to a newspaper reporter’s home in the middle of the night to demand changes to a story.

03/10/2012

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Twitter’s New Censorship Plan Rouses Global Furor

Twitter, a tool of choice for dissidents and activists around the world, found itself the target of global outrage Friday after unveiling plans to allow country-specific censorship of tweets that might break local laws.

01/27/2012

Silicon Valley Execs Blast SOPA In Open Letter

Silicon Valley Execs Blast SOPA In Open Letter

Many of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives are warning of the dangers of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act…

12/14/2011

Tech Watch: Pharmaceutical Companies Can’t Disable Facebook Comments Anymore

Facebook has stopped letting pharmaceutical companies disable the comment section on its site.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/16/2011

Cisco Systems logo on display during a press event at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Venetian January 6, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Cisco Sued For Helping China Build ‘Great Firewall’

A group of Falun Gong practitioners alleges that Cisco provided networking gear and technical assistance to build and operate an elaborate system of Internet controls used by the Chinese government.

CBS San Francisco–05/23/2011

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Silicon Valley Web Filtering Products Linked To Censorship In Middle East

Software companies point out they have no control over how any customer – whether it is a business, individual, or a foreign government – ultimately uses a product.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/28/2011

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