Neowin News Feed for: Protest Neowin News Feed for: Protest en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Twitter suspends more than 500 accounts in India amid stand-off with the government <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter has published a blog post detailing the actions it took in India to curb the spread of harmful content amid the farmers&#039; protest. This also included Twitter&#039;s decision to suspend 500 accounts. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anmol Mehrotra) Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:18:01 +0000 Twitter suspends accounts tweeting #dcblackout to curb misinformation <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The #dcblackout hashtag trended on Twitter and falsely claimed that authorities had blocked communications in Washington. Twitter suspended hundreds of accounts tweeting the hashtag. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:02:01 +0000 Drivers for ride hailing apps including Uber and Lyft on strike in the U.S. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an effort to improve working conditions and minimum wages for drivers of ridesharing services, drivers of big tech companies like Uber and Lyft have taken to the streets and gone on strike. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Wed, 08 May 2019 19:58:01 +0000 Microsoft employees protest company's HoloLens deal with U.S. military <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>50 employees have penned a letter urging Microsoft to cancel its HoloLens deal with the U.S. military, and to be &quot;mindful about who we&#039;re empowering and what we&#039;re empowering them to do&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 23 Feb 2019 14:40:01 +0000 With Metro Exodus skipping Steam, gamers are review-bombing other Metro games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After receiving news that highly-anticipated AAA title Metro Exodus is skipping Steam just a few days prior to launch, hordes of angry gamers have review-bombed other Metro games on Steam in protest. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 31 Jan 2019 07:22:01 +0000 7000 EU websites are protesting net neutrality loopholes, with 'EU Slowdown' campaign <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thousands of websites across the EU are protesting what they deem to be severe loopholes in the Union&#039;s net neutrality legislation. They claim companies can now create &quot;slow lanes&quot; for internet users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:58:01 +0000 Technical issue halts payment to some Xbox Live indie game developers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is currently in a tight spot as furious indie game developers barrage the company for not paying them their overdue payments. ID@Xbox has issued a statement which explains the issue. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:54:01 +0000 A thousand Foxconn employees walk out in protest <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It seems Foxconn is once again in the public&#039;s eye thanks to the way they treat their workers. Employees are protesting for higher wages and better conditions at one of the company&#039;s plants. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:22:01 +0000 Internet sets February 11th as day of protest against mass surveilance <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/334450106police.jpg" alt="" /></div>The internet has banded together to fight against mass surveillance. February 11th will be an international day of protest with banners and widgets strewn across popular websites such as Reddit. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Fri, 10 Jan 2014 18:11:28 +0000 Twitter surrenders Occupy protester's details to government <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/304690134twitter.jpg" alt="" /></div>Twitter, who has been fighting to protect an Occupy Wall Street protester&#039;s details from the government has surrendered the details after being forced into a metaphorical corner. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Ferson) Sat, 15 Sep 2012 14:25:06 +0000 Dutch party moves to legalize DDoS attacks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/234551712f.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a bold move, a Dutch opposition party wants to turn DDoS attacks into a legitmate form of online protest by legalizing one of Anonymous&#039; favorite tactics, calling it a &#039;fundamental right.&#039; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tyler Holman) Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:50:50 +0000 RIM may be the culprit behind the "Wake Up" protests <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/733771315news-logo-blackberry-10.png" alt="" /></div>While Samsung denied involvement in a &quot;Wake Up&quot; protest outside an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia a few days ago, the real culprit of the marketing stunt may be their mutual rival - RIM. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Denis Wong) Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:58:39 +0000 SOPA/PIPA protest hits the real world in New York City <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1323574724pirate_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today&#039;s online protest against SOPA and PIPA has broken out into the real world with over 2,000 people protesting the bill in New York City&#039;s midtown Manhattan district. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:00:06 +0000 Wikipedia to join SOPA protest Wednesday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/107816111w.jpg" alt="" /></div>Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales has confirmed that the free online encyclopedia will join other web sites and will shut down operations for 24 hours on Wednesday, January 18 to protest SOPA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Mon, 16 Jan 2012 19:43:00 +0000 Reddit to go dark January 18 to protest SOPA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/350006330reddit-logoaug31.jpg" alt="" /></div>Reddit has announced that the popular user generated news site will go dark for 12 hours on Wednesday, January 18 in order to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 08:40:26 +0000 Porn stars join religion in protest against .xxx domain <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Here is a sudden turn of events: porn stars are siding with those who are against the addition of the proposed .xxx top-level domain. In an effort to show their stance, the stars will be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alan Cone) Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:33:31 +0000 Egyptian shutdown of ISPs cost $40 million <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As the world erupted in protest over the Egyptian shutdown of Internet connectivity during the protests of the last week or so, many fail to realize how much this disruption of day-to-day economic activity is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Thu, 03 Feb 2011 18:29:15 +0000 New Zealand Internet blackout protest against copyright law <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/s92aSUX_bigger.jpg" alt="" /></div>Copyright infringement is wrong, but should people, schools, and hospitals have their internet connections and websites cut off due to accusations of copyright infringement? - This is what all this protest is about - New... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chakkaradeep Chandran) Mon, 16 Feb 2009 10:38:11 +0000 Inventors Protest US Patent Bill <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Legislation in the US Senate which would limit damages for patent infringement and allow patents to be more easily challenged has sparked protests among some inventors. Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway and holder of... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 22 Sep 2007 13:28:13 +0000 Net radio prepares for day of protest <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>On June 26 of this year, thousands of US webcasters will go silent in a bid to draw attention to impending royalty rate increases that the industry believes will shutdown the country's internet radio. US... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 24 Jun 2007 00:53:12 +0000 Open-Source Activists Protest SCO, MS Anti-Linux Lobbying <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Open-source activists gathered at LinuxWorld Expo late last week to protest what they say are anti-Linux campaigns being spearheaded on Capitol Hill by rivals the SCO Group and Microsoft. Thursday evening, Linux lobbyists, academics, programmers... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 28 Jan 2004 17:04:58 +0000 MPEG-4 backers protest Microsoft license <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Proponents of MPEG-4 are decrying Microsoft's new licensing fees for rival technology, saying that the pricing poses unfair competition and threatens consumer choice. In a first-ever move for Microsoft, it set pricing this week... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 10 Jan 2003 07:56:33 +0000 Japanese protest at government Net numbers scheme <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sounds like something Jack Straw wants to implement... thank god he's gone eh.... &quot;Demonstrators dressed as prisoners and cows symbolically tore up their 11-digit Internet identifcation numbers in Tokyo earlier today, in protest... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Mon, 12 Aug 2002 23:46:54 +0000 In Protest, Apple Will Delay QuickTime 6 Release <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a chess move to put pressure on the firm that announced licensing fees for MPEG-4 technology, Apple said it was delaying the release of QuickTime Player 6 until more reasonable royalty terms are determined.... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 13 Feb 2002 06:22:53 +0000