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Wikipedia bans Scientology

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Yesterday, in an unprecedented decision, Wikipedia's court-like body ArbCom handed down a project-wide ban of all IP addresses owned by Scientology for disruptive editing and coordinating their edits to maintain their status quo including "persistent...

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A Turkish court has again blocked access to the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube because of clips allegedly insulting the country's founding father; the first ban was also due to clips deemed disrespectful to Mustafa...

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Turkish court bans YouTube access

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Access to the popular video-sharing website YouTube has been suspended in Turkey after clips insulting former Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had appeared on the site. Even after YouTube removed the offending clips, a court...

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U.S. DOT Bans Microsoft Upgrades

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It looks like my company isn't the only one severely shying away from Microsoft's latest offerings of operating systems, web browsers, and office suites. According to memos seen by InformationWeek, the U.S. DOT has...

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"Banhammer" nails down Halo 2 abusers and hackers; fourth auto-update available now and required for online play. Master Chiefs have battled Elites, Brutes, and even the parasitic Flood, but none of these...

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China Bans More Video Games

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Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency is reporting that the government had announced new bans on certain video games. In total, 50 popular titles will be banned from sale and use in China. Xinhua further...

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Blizzard Entertainment, developer of MMORPG World of Warcraft, has demonstrated that it intends to live up to its no-nonsense reputation when it comes to dealing with cheaters by revoking the accounts of a number of...

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Ubisoft's squad-based shooter will not be released in South Korea because the story goes "way too far". Citing a plotline that goes "way too far", South Korea's Media Rating Board has rejected...

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Sweden bans consoles in prison

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Recent jailbreaks force prison officials to crack down on communication abilities in gaming systems. The Swedish prison service has banned PlayStations and other gaming systems in its prisons, according to reports in...

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DVD software provider 321 Studios suffered another legal setback Wednesday when a New York judge granted a preliminary injunction barring the company from manufacturing, distributing, or otherwise trafficking in software that allows users to copy...

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A computer game that encourages players to kill all in sight in ever more gruesome ways has become the first video game banned in New Zealand. In a 12-page statement issued Friday, New Zealand's Office...

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Camera cell phones, one of the hottest items on this year's Christmas must-have list, is also a growing privacy issue for both consumers and organizations. The phones, with their discreet lens, tiny size...

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France Bans the Term 'E-Mail'

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I thought this "news" was rather amusing.... ;) Goodbye "e-mail", the French government says, and hello "courriel" — the term that linguistically sensitive France is now using to refer to electronic mail...

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An Adelaide website has been ordered to remove material that casts doubt on whether the Holocaust occurred, in a landmark Federal Court decision. It is the first time an Australian court has upheld...

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