Critics Call University Of California's Proposed Intolerance Policy CensorshipThe University of California's first draft of system-wide principles defining intolerance is drawing protests from free-speech advocates who call it censorship and Jewish organizations that say it doesn't go far enough to protect against anti-Semitism.
Nude Painting Banned On Facebook Could Trigger Avalanche Of Legal Challenges For Social MediaThe painting is good enough for the famed Musee d'Orsay, but it's too risqué for Facebook, and now after banning a photo of a nude painting of a woman's crotch, the American company--whose terms of service declare users must sue in Northern California--may still face the first of potentially many lawsuits over how it does business overseas.
Google Reverses Move To Censor Nude, Sexually Explicit Material On 'Blogger'Google is backing off a decision to conceal sexually explicit material on its Blogger service in reaction to an outcry from people incensed about the censorship of their nude photos.
Twitter To Remove Images Of Dead People Following Robin Williams' Suicide, ISIS BeheadingTwitter announced this week its commitment to deal with images of the deceased as requested by their family.
Mothers To Protest Instagram, Facebook Censorship Of Breastfeeding ImagesA group of women who were banned from Instagram for posting pictures of breastfeeding and naked infants are planning to demonstrate in front of Facebook, which owns the image-sharing social network.
Apple Kills Weed Growing Game After It Climbs App Download ChartsApple removed the iOS game Weed Firm from the App Store after it soared to the top of download charts while other similar games remain available.
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.
Keidel: The NFL, 'N' Word, And CensorshipThe 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.
Stockton Principal Seizes School Newspaper Over Campus Safety ArticleThe 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.
SF Library Installs Computer Privacy Screens For More Discreet Porn WatchingIn 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.
Berkeley Police Chief Under Fire For Sending Officer To Reporter's HomeBerkeley’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.
Twitter's New Censorship Plan Rouses Global FurorTwitter, 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.