Activists in Minecraft made a digital library to bypass government censorship

Activists in Minecraft made a digital library to bypass government censorship

Different wings of the Uncensored Library feature works from journalists and news sites that have been banned in their respective countries.Worst yet, the Chinese government may leave the map up and instead use their powers to log information on who accesses the Uncensored Library within Minecraft and China and forward that information to their internet police.

We need to act fast to protect the open internet in India.

We need to act fast to protect the open internet in India.

As a leader in our democracy, you have a responsibility to allow for public review and inform all stakeholders of the outcome before enacting laws that could fundamentally change the rules that govern the internet in India.

Russia - Censored Planet

Russia - Censored Planet

We used this authoritative blocklist that contains more than 130,000 domains to perform an in-depth investigation into the Russian government’s censorship policy by collecting measurement data from residential, data center and infrastructural vantage points.

P410n3 - blog: Slipping past China’s Firewall in a Trojan Horse

P410n3 - blog: Slipping past China’s Firewall in a Trojan Horse

If a normal user connects to a Trojan Server on the HTTPS port 443, he will be served a legitimate website or service.It’s worth noting that you can redirect such requests to ANY service on your server that you want to.

Why Privacy Matters Even if "You have nothing to hide"

Why Privacy Matters Even if "You have nothing to hide"

They say things such as “why should I care about privacy, I have nothing to hide”.Why would you not care about one of your human rights?People that say you have nothing to hide often care the most about their privacy.

President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship

President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship

President Trump’s executive order seeks to accomplish its goal by formally limiting the protections afforded to companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and by putting the job of policing social media censorship on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Private Internet Access users can now resolve internet names with the Handshake Naming System (HNS)

Private Internet Access users can now resolve internet names with the Handshake Naming System (HNS)

Starting since version 1.30 , the Mac, Linux, and Windows Private Internet Access (PIA) desktop clients have come with the ability to change the selected Name Server from PIA’s Domain Name System (DNS) servers to using one of PIA’s Handshake Name System (HNS) servers.

Art can change the world

Art can change the world

The Chinese State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television of the People’s Republic of China, (SAPPRFT), have published a new list of rules recently, banning hip-hop artists and people with tattoos from appearing on television.

Report: Russia Will Block Nine VPN Services in July

Report: Russia Will Block Nine VPN Services in July

The other providers contacted by Roskomnadzor include popular services like OpenVPN, NordVPN, four others with VPN in their names, IPVanish, TorGuard and Hide My Ass. Most were explicit in their refusal to comply with the regulator's demands, assuring their users that they weren't interested in perpetuating the Russian government's censorship.

Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android

Privacy-protecting Tor Browser arrives on Android

Ordinary browsers' private or incognito modes erase records of what websites you visited from your phone or laptop. There's no version of the Tor browser for iOS "due to restrictions by Apple ," Tor said in its announcement. Apple and the Tor Project didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

Pirate Bay Proxy

Pirate Bay Proxy

Avoid Censorship: Unblock The Pirate Bay. ThePirateBay has been blocked across several major ISPs all over Europe. This is due to the help of information websites such as this one that provide an up to date proxy list for ThePirateBay, and further information on how to avoid censorship using alternate methods.

Wikipedia Is Now Banned in China in All Languages

Wikipedia Is Now Banned in China in All Languages

China has expanded its ban on Wikipedia to block the community-edited online encyclopedia in all available languages, the BBC reports. According to Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), an internet censorship research group, the block has been in place since late April.

Privacy 2019: Tor, Meek & The Rise And Fall Of Domain Fronting

Privacy 2019: Tor, Meek & The Rise And Fall Of Domain Fronting

This allowed the creation of meek bridge relays on large clouds such as Google App Engine, Amazon CloudFront/EC2 and Microsoft Azure, hiding the actual target hostname behind domains such as , or various static asset CDNs. Domain fronting was nothing short of revolutionary for Tor users in high-risk countries.

EU countries back copyright overhaul that threatens to hit YouTube and Facebook

EU countries back copyright overhaul that threatens to hit YouTube and Facebook

European Union countries approved sweeping reforms to the bloc's copyright laws on Monday, marking a symbolic end to a political battle that has pitted tech giants against high-profile media figures.

Russia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers

Russia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers

Russia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers. Critics say implementing the measures would be expensive and give vast censorship powers to the government’s new traffic monitoring centre.

Russia’s Roskomnadzor orders VPNs to censor “banned” sites

Russia’s Roskomnadzor orders VPNs to censor “banned” sites

The Roskomnadzor, Russia’s government censorship agency, has issued formal notices to ten non-Russian VPN providers demanding that they “hook up” to the Roskomnadzor’s list of banned sites and start complying with said blocks within 30 business days.

Russia doubles down on censorship with new ‘fake news’ and ‘internet insults’ law

Russia doubles down on censorship with new ‘fake news’ and ‘internet insults’ law

The Russian government has passed a new censorship law that allows it to target individuals and websites for such nondescript crimes as spreading “fake news” and “disrespecting” state symbols of figures – including Vladimir Putin.

World Day Against Cyber Censorship 2019 — Who are the Biggest Enemies of the Internet?

World Day Against Cyber Censorship 2019 — Who are the Biggest Enemies of the Internet?

Current ‘Enemies of the Internet’: The governments of these countries usually block popular applications and technologies, filter specific websites and sometimes even manipulate the content that is allowed by sharing propaganda and fake news. Privacy and geo-blocked content bypass, are the two main purposes of the VPN, so it’s an essential tool when fighting cyber censorship.

Facebook censorship fast becoming an enemy of free expression for conservatives

Facebook censorship fast becoming an enemy of free expression for conservatives

According to a former Facebook insider who was interviewed by Project Veritas, the social media giant has allegedly developed an entire set of tools that it frequently uses to suppress conservative voices and target outspoken right-leaning users.

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet

Major disruption The draft law, called the Digital Economy National Program, requires Russia's ISPs to ensure that it can operate in the event of foreign powers acting to isolate the country online.

Reddit, Banned in China, Is Reportedly Set to Land $150 Million Investment From a Chinese Censorship Powerhouse

Reddit, Banned in China, Is Reportedly Set to Land $150 Million Investment From a Chinese Censorship Powerhouse

Advertisement The apparently impending Reddit-Tencent marriage is complicated by the fact that Reddit, one of the most popular websites on the internet, is regularly—and is currently—blocked in China as part of the world’s most notorious and sophisticated censorship regime , the Great Firewall of China.

Explainer: With new rules to snoop and censor on…

Explainer: With new rules to snoop and censor on…

Called the Intermediary Rules, 2011 , they are drafted under the Information Technology Act, 2000 that provides immunity to online platforms and internet service providers for content which is transmitted and published by end users.

Expect More From Tor in 2019

Expect More From Tor in 2019

We spent 2018 fighting for the fundamental human rights to privacy and freedom online and made our software more accessible than ever before. More people need robust censorship circumvention tools as internet freedom declines around the world.

Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

Microsoft's Bing search engine inaccessible in China

These are external links and will open in a new window These are external links and will open in a new window Image copyright Getty Images US tech giant Microsoft has confirmed that its search engine Bing is currently inaccessible in China. Chinese authorities operate a firewall that blocks many US tech platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

6 Years after the Internet's Own Boy: Has the Mission of Aaron Swartz Failed?

But the fact that democratic, liberty-loving regions of the world are also promoting censorship on the Internet is pessimistic, also with regard to the work of people like Aaron.

Strength in Numbers: The Final Count Is In

Strength in Numbers: The Final Count Is In

Every donation--whether it is $2 or $1,000--supports us on the ground speaking with activists, journalists, and internet users in countries all over the world, teaching them about Tor and online security, and supports Tor’s development, helping us keep Tor the world’s strongest tool for privacy and freedom online.

OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019

OpenVPN 2.5.0 – What is Coming to OpenVPN in 2019

Here is what the OpenVPN Community is working on: Hallmark Feature: Plugin support for Pluggable Transports.

LinkedIn reverses course after censoring Chinese profile page of US-based human rights activist Zhou Fengsuo

LinkedIn reverses course after censoring Chinese profile page of US-based human rights activist Zhou Fengsuo

Zhou, who said he posted content such as articles and photos on LinkedIn only “sporadically”, had most recently posted a message ahead of the new year on behalf of his organisation, Humanitarian China , that mentioned the Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Privacy Climate Change – Slow, Steady, and Destructive Changes to the Web

Privacy Climate Change – Slow, Steady, and Destructive Changes to the Web

The top technology companies in the world are incapable of creating the requested systems and the liability provisions in the law will create a mess that will simultaneously stifle innovation and diminish existing services.

Strength in Numbers: The Internet Freedom Movement Must Be Localized

Strength in Numbers: The Internet Freedom Movement Must Be Localized

We’ve also been working on a glossary of Tor related terms we want to translate into as many languages as possible and offer it as a resource for other internet security projects to use.