China has decided to block access to the ZeroNet website in the run-up to the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress. Users with the software may also have difficulty connecting to the network.
ZeroNet 0.6.0 has just been released bringing big files support. This will allow the network to distribute big files more quickly and efficiently. Until now, only light content worked well.
Following a number of other measures aimed at strengthening censorship of online services in the country, the Chinese government has blocked WhatsApp usage, according to a New York Times report.
The German Interior Ministry has announced the takedown of Linksunten, a sub-domain of Indymedia. The website takedown has set a precedent because it's considered by many to be a news outlet.
In an attempt to gain access to China's highly guarded internet, Facebook has published a new app via a proxy company. Facebook, like other major internet sites, is still blocked in the country.
Following new regulations that ban the use of VPNs for individuals, Apple has now removed all major VPN apps from the App Store in China, which were used by many to bypass China's online censorship.
The Chinese government has restricted its citizens' access to WhatsApp by blocking image and video messages, leaving just text messages. The block has happened due to the recent death of an activist.
The UK government is expecting to introduce age verification measures for those wishing to access porn websites in the country. The move is meant to protect children but privacy is a glaring issue.
China has told ISPs they have until February 1 to bar customers from accessing VPN services. Companies that want to keep using VPNs to access global services will have to register with the government.
Amid already severe restrictions on internet access in the country, the Chinese government is now looking to clamp down on the VPN services that many use as a way to circumvent these measures.
Facebook has reportedly created a tool to let Chinese authorities police what content is posted on the social network. This is seen as a move to get back inside the country's huge market.
The UK crusade against online porn has been taken to another level as the country's rules now require online videos to fall under the same censorship rules as published DVDs.
After months of criticism and a few too many errors on Facebook's part, the company is ready to develop its editorial policies to allow for images and content that may be offensive but newsworthy.
Facebook has been once again accused of censorship after repeatedly deleting content and taking action against journalists and Norway's prime minister. The content in question features a naked child.
A state media agency in China has announced that it will start cracking down on news websites that use social media as a source for reports without properly verifying them first, to combat false news.
Israel's government is ramping up pressure on the social networking giant. It's throwing around harsh words in an effort to get Facebook to remove posts that it deems to be dangerous and extremist.
The Cyberspace Administration of China has issued new rules for app developers in a bid to combat violence, terrorism, money fraud, and porn. User logs will also be recorded and kept for 60 days.
A week after mysteriously going offline in the country, a new report says Apple's iTunes Movies and iBooks stores were banned by Chinese authorities in a bid to prop-up local competitors.
It has never been clear why a website is blocked or unavailable, but a new HTTP status code, "Unavailable For Legal Reasons," will change this and attempt to shed some light on the issue.
Reaction grips France following the Paris attacks in November. French security forces propose a complete ban on Tor network usage in the country, and a ban on public Wi-Fi during a state of emergency.
Following a failed attempt to get a two year old page on Reddit pulled the proper way, a Russian censorship agency has instead ordered all ISPs to block the site entirely.
Russia's ever expanding internet laws threaten to block Google, Facebook, and Twitter entirely if they fail to censor and deliver information on Russian content and bloggers.
Tumblr appears to be censoring anything related to or tagged with the term "torrent" in searches, and banning users under a new strict "three strikes" policy in an attempt to rid the site of pirates.
Intel has imposed self-censorship on its bloggers in response to new Russian laws, which requires journalists and bloggers to register with the government and restricts what they publish.
FCC will vote on new proposed net neutrality rules next month, which would stop Internet providers from blocking or throttling access to websites and other Internet services.
In an order issued by the Indian government to ISPs, the Department of Telecom is demanding them to block access to 32 websites, including large sites like Sourceforge, Vimeo.
Traffic to Gmail, Google's email service, has dropped off nearly entirely across the entire nation of China, with research firms and Chinese citizens reporting an IP-level block on the service.
President Obama thinks Sony yanking the movie was a mistake and sets a bad precedent, saying "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here."
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling stated his intentions to raise the criminal penalty for cyber trolling in the UK up to a maximum two-year sentence, following several high profile harassment cases.
Mainland China has placed a nationwide block on popular photo sharing service Instagram, likely to prevent the spread of photos from Hong Kong's ongoing pro-Democracy protests.
In a move that's in-line with previous rumors, Internet companies are being pressured by the Russian government to comply with censorship and data storage laws if they want to continue doing business.
DuckDuckGo, the popular privacy-oriented search engine, has joined the likes of Google, Facebook and Twitter to be blocked from being accessed in China, without any prior information.
Officials in Iraq have reportedly blocked access to all social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, in an attempt to hinder Jihadist militants who are slowly moving towards Baghdad.
Following suit with other nations as of late, China has moved to block almost every single Google service, including Gmail, Google's search engine, and Google images.
Increased crackdowns are being proposed by UK industry (Video-on-Demand) watchdogs Atvod in a bid to reduce the access rate of pornograhpy by children (minors under 18 years of age by UK law).
Microsoft has denied reports that it is censoring Chinese-language Bing searches made in the U.S., claiming that it received an "incorrect results removal notification for some searches."
Developers at The Pirate Bay are working on a new tool that would use peer-to-peer technology to help users bypass traditional DNS and server farms while surfing in order to overcome censorship.
The true breadth of the NSA's internet surveillance methods in the US is becoming clear as new programs are revealed. The new statistics are shocking, as you can't avoid being watched.
After celebrating its 10th anniversary, The Pirate Bay has now launched its own web browser, which it says "circumvents censorship and blockades" to allow users to view the web without restriction.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is joins many others in criticising the UK's internet censorship program. He states that more resources should be poured into enforcing existing child porn laws