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News Saturday 17th March...

InternetInternet News open rights group 2016 logo
Authorities set to publish papers on how data protection laws will make age verification safe
But will a porn site with an unadvertised Russian connection follow these laws, or will it pass on IDs and browsing histories straight to the 'dirt digging' department of the KGB?
moviesMovie News uncut original
Dressed to amuse
Chinese censorship of The Shape of Water inspires a meme for recreating cinema scenes with the addition of little black dresses
InternetInternet News kowtowing
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Censorship Creep Is Setting In
As Social Media Companies Try To Stay Ahead Of European Lawmakers. By Tim Cushing

News Friday 16th March...

moviesMovie News planters wife
The Planter's Wife
1952 UK adventure drama by Ken Annakin cut for UK DVD release in 2018 on grounds of animal cruelty
InternetInternet News EU flag
Open sourced protest
The EU's disgraceful censorship machines are inevitably aimed at a lot wider censorship than that cited of copyrighted movies and music, and github is fighting back
Games NewsGames News Omega Labyrinth Z
Whatever happened to British games censorship?
Well the games censor has just awoken from a deep sleep and banned Omega Labyrinth Z

Media Censorship

Ofcom are the UK TV censors who regulate UK commercial TV via broadcast, cable and satellite.

The BBC regulate themselves and UK Internet TV will soon have to submit to a basic level of regulation




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moviesMovie News

15th Mar
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Reducing waste
Manitoba film censors to be shut down so as to reduce cost and red tape for film distributors
TV CensorshipTech News sandvine's packetlogic middleboxes
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Turkey reveals the nasty capabilities of state snooping black boxes
GCHQ/NSA style super snooping 'middleboxes' are being used rather indiscreetly in Turkey to target a wide range of internet users
TV CensorshipTech News tails logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Close the Windows
The Tails operating system provides privacy and anonymity and it runs from a memory stick
InternetInternet News european commission logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The rise of the censorship machines
European Parliament has been nobbled by a pro censorship EU commissioner
InternetInternet News Spiked logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Censorship is never the answer, Sadiq
Hateful tweets are the price we pay for internet freedom. By Ella Whelan
InternetInternet News

14th Mar
US Senate
US internet snooping
EFF and 23 Groups Tell Congress to Oppose the CLOUD Act
InternetInternet News express vpn
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The Internet Censor's Dilemma
The more countries try to restrict virtual private networks, the more people use them. By Josephine Wolff
InternetInternet News sun newspaper logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: UK porn laws could lead to blackmail, suicide -- and young Brits turning to extremism
A commendably negative take from The Sun. A legal expert has revealed the hidden dangers of strict new porn laws, which will force Brits to hand over personal info in exchange for access to XXX videos
InternetInternet News

13th Mar
matt hancock
Perhaps the government just wants all internet viewing by everyone to be logged against ID
Is it just me or is Matt Hancock just a little too keen to advocate ID checks just for the state to control 'screen time'. Are we sure that such snooping wouldn't be abused for other reasons of state control?
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Offsite Article
Offsite Article: Uncut Prey Comparison-Norman J Warren
Checking out the new Vinegar Syndrome restoration
InternetInternet News tim berners-lee)
Offsite Article
Offsite Comment: A handful of platforms control which ideas and opinions are seen and shared
Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the the World Wide Web, laments the power grab of the internet by commercial giants
Games NewsGames News

12th Mar
donald trump
Video game violence Trumps real world violence
Reports from Donald Trumps meeting with video game makers and their critics
InternetInternet News wired logo
The UK's controversial online porn block has been delayed
A few more details from the point of view of British adult websites
InternetInternet News chinese long reign
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: China steps up internet censorship of criticism of Xi Jinping
And a little humorous criticism seems sure to warrant a police visit
InternetInternet News

11th Mar
DCMS logo
Pause for thought
The Government announces a new timetable for the introduction of internet porn censorship, now set to be in force by the end of 2018
InternetInternet News BBFC logo
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: First words from Britain's new internet porn censor
The BBFC takes its first steps to explain how it will stop people from watching internet porn
moviesMovie News

10th Mar
every day
Every Day
BBFC category cuts required for 2018 cinema release
InternetInternet News matt hancock
Nanny Hancock
UK censorship minister seems in favour of state controls on screen time for children
moviesMovie News The Death of Stalin DVD
Offsite Article
Offsite Article: The Death of Stalin
Russia Banned My Movie. Hold Your Applause. By the film's director, Armando Iannucci

Previous Media

InternetInternet News

6th Feb
A new YouTube badge will mark state propaganda
YouTube announces that it will indicate when news videos are from state funded sources
InternetInternet News
Offsite Article: Russia's Internet Censorship on the rise
A new report has revealed the escalating internet censorship situation in Russia, with a record number of cases being reported in the past year.
TV CensorshipTech News

5th Feb
Extract: Deepfakery
Trailblazing censorship for the trailblazing technology of fake celebrity porn videos
InternetInternet News
Offsite Article: When censorship is left to commercial interests that are not interested
Private Censorship Is Not the Best Way to Fight Hate or Defend Democracy: Here Are Some Better Ideas. By the EFF
TV CensorshipStage News

4th Feb
Taking a bow
Royal Court theatre in London pulls drama about Tibet for fear of offending China
TV CensorshipTV News
Seeking brownie points
Piers Morgan is 'outraged' by an arse licking cartoon broadcast by the BBC
Art NewsArt News
Offsite Article: Caravaggio killed a man. Should we therefore censor his art?
To remove art because it is tainted by the sins of its maker sets an impossible standard for art institutions. Yet that is what is happening. By Svetlana Mintcheva
TV CensorshipTech News

3rd Feb
Offsite Article: The Internet of Dongs
Hacking sex toys for security and privacy
InternetInternet News

2nd Feb
Introducing the British Board of Film and Internet Censors
Houses of Commons and Lords approve the appointment of the BBFC as the UK's internet porn censor
InternetInternet News
Offsite Article: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance
XBiz publishes an interesting technical report on how the various age verification tools will work
InternetInternet News
The Origin of Facebook's World
Facebook defends art censorship case in France saying that the complaint has been made to the wrong part of the company
Music NewsMusic News
To Muslim zealots' dismay, Indonesians love raunchy dangdut music
The law against performances of people dancing or moving in an erotic fashion is not universally observed
moviesMovie News

1st Feb
Fifty Shades Freed
Passed 18 uncut by the BBFC, but few other western countries consider that it is needs an adults only rating
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ASA's top 10 adverts for 2017
As judged by amount of easily offended whingers that were wound up
InternetInternet News
But at least it helps keeps China's businesses out of the west
China official bans censor evading VPNs from the end of March
TV CensorshipPhone News
Blued out
Gay dating apps banned from Google Play Store on orders from the Indonesian government
InternetInternet News

31st Jan
Extract: A phishers, scammers and blackmailers' charter
Broadband Genie survey reveals that only 11 to 20% of people will be happy providing identity data for age verification purposes
InternetInternet News
Government abusers
Appeals court finds that the Government's snooping law is an abuse of rights
InternetInternet News
Opposing fake copies of copyright law
BT and EE go to Supreme Court opposing unfunded court requirements to block trademark abusing websites when there is no law to enable such blocks
TV CensorshipTech News
Cutting out the middleman
Firefox browser to support peer to peer internet protocols that allow users to bypass government censorship and surveillance
InternetInternet News
Censorship tyranny
Virginia lawmaker proposes a $20 tax charge for internet users to be able to access adult websites
TV CensorshipStage News

30th Jan
Censorship Diktat
Stage play, Only a dictator is banned in Turkey's major cities
Art NewsArt News
Offsite Article: Moralist Upsurge in Brazil Revives Censorship of the Arts
The offensive affects the artistic world in general, not just the shows or exhibitions that have been directly cancelled in recent months.

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