How Deeper Network Leverages Decentralization for Better Privacy

How Deeper Network Leverages Decentralization for Better Privacy

The Deeper Connect acts as a decentralized private network (DPN), allowing you to circumvent censorship, participate in bandwidth sharing, and mine on a blockchain, all while protecting you against cyberattacks.

The Allure of Audience, The Illusion of Influence

The Allure of Audience, The Illusion of Influence

What happens when the message is not exactly what the farmer wants the audience sheep to hear?

Privacy Talks | Interview with Ruth Smeeth, CEO of Index on Censorship

Privacy Talks | Interview with Ruth Smeeth, CEO of Index on Censorship

[] – How do you feel about the effects of China’s new national security law in Hong Kong on freedom of expression there?[] – What’s the best way for viewers to get involved with Index on Censorship?

Brave browser takes step towards enabling a decentralized web

Brave browser takes step towards enabling a decentralized web

Brave has just taken a step towards supporting a decentralized web, by becoming the first browser to offer native integration with a peer-to-peer networking protocol that aims to fundamentally change how the internet works.

Hawley Reveals Existence of Coordination Tool Used By Big Tech Firms to Censor Users & Facebook Tool to Covertly Track Users Across Internet

Hawley Reveals Existence of Coordination Tool Used By Big Tech Firms to Censor Users & Facebook Tool to Covertly Track Users Across Internet

Senator Hawley also revealed an internal tool used by Facebook to track the actions of users across the internet that was previously believed to be private.Senator Hawley questioned the CEOs on whether Facebook used the Tasks platform to coordinate in their censorship of users.

Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site

Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site

In a statement before a Senate hearing on October 28, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet, admitted that the dominant online search company has censored the World Socialist Web Site.

How India Censors The Web

How India Censors The Web

We run these tests for each website in our corpus from connections of six different ISPs (Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, MTNL, BSNL, and ACT), which together serve more than 98% of Internet users in India .

SaveOnlineFreeSpeech.org lets you comment against Trump’s “Censor the Internet” executive order

SaveOnlineFreeSpeech.org lets you comment against Trump’s “Censor the Internet” executive order

Fight for the Future has unveiled a new website and campaign to Save Free Speech Online: .The website helps you make a comment on the public record against President Trump’s most recent plan to destroy free speech online.

Read Apple’s commitment to freedom of expression that doesn’t mention China

Read Apple’s commitment to freedom of expression that doesn’t mention China

As first reported by the Financial Times on Friday, Apple’s four-page policy document commits to “respecting the human rights of everyone whose lives we touch — including our employees, suppliers, contractors, and customers.” But it does not cite any particular country, like China, where the company has been asked to ban apps that allow users to circumvent censorship before.

How WeChat Censored the Coronavirus Pandemic

How WeChat Censored the Coronavirus Pandemic

Citizen Lab's latest report, published earlier this week, finds that between January and May this year, more than 2,000 keywords related to the pandemic were suppressed on the Chinese messaging platform WeChat, which has more than 1 billion users in the country.

China expands Great Firewall to block HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI

China expands Great Firewall to block HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI

Chinese censors upgraded the GFW to be able to block HTTPS traffic that uses TLS 1.3 and ESNI.TLS 1.3 (Transport Layer Security) and ESNI (Encrypted Server Name Indication) are new technologies that augment HTTPS – the secure way in which website users “talk” with the websites they visit over the internet.

Some T-mobile customers shadowbanned from texting after sending the word “belly” via SMS

Some T-mobile customers shadowbanned from texting after sending the word “belly” via SMS

T-Mobile customers were being shadowbanned from sending SMS text messages for ten days because they sent the word “belly.” When shadowbanned, T-Mobile users receive no notice that they have been censored as their messages still seem like they’re going through, but nothing is received on the other end.

The value of Tor and anonymous contributions to Wikipedia

The value of Tor and anonymous contributions to Wikipedia

This research tells a different story: that people use Tor to make meaningful contributions to Wikipedia, and Tor may allow some users to add their voice to conversations in which they may not otherwise be safely able to participate.

HongKongers prepare for China and new national security law by scrubbing digital footprint

HongKongers prepare for China and new national security law by scrubbing digital footprint

As China takes over Hong Kong with a new national security law, Hongkongers prepare by cleaning up their social media presence.The Nikkei Asian Review reports that prominent pro-democracy Hong Kongers have been warned that they will be targeted by the national security laws once they are enacted.

EFF Files Amicus Brief with Top French Court to Bring Down Controversial Avia Bill

EFF Files Amicus Brief with Top French Court to Bring Down Controversial Avia Bill

The new legal act against hate speech will have a profound impact on freedom of speech of users, and may inspire the EU’s ongoing work to reform the rules governing online platforms through the so-called Digital Services Act. On May 18, 60 French senators filed a challenge with the French Supreme Court against the Avia Bill before its promulgation, and after it passed in the National Assembly on May 13, 2020.

YouTube investigates automatic deletion of comments criticising China Communist party

YouTube investigates automatic deletion of comments criticising China Communist party

Luckey, a founder of the virtual reality group Oculus who is now works for a defence tech firm, tweeted: “YouTube has deleted every comment I ever made about the Wumao, an internet propaganda division of the Chinese Communist party,” and suggested the filtering appeared to be a new policy of censorship.

Thais Ditch Twitter for Blockchain-Based Social Network Minds

Thais Ditch Twitter for Blockchain-Based Social Network Minds

The update came days after Twitter announced in a blog post that the company had launched an official Twitter Thailand account and partnered with the Thai government and local NGOs. Achavanuntakul said in recent months, young users "who have been critical of the monarchy” on Twitter have received visits from the police at home.

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is deleting comments with two phrases that insult China’s Communist Party

YouTube is automatically deleting comments that contain certain Chinese-language phrases related to criticism of the country’s ruling Communist Party (CCP).The Verge found evidence that comments were being deleted as early as October 2019, when the issue was raised on YouTube’s official help pages and multiple users confirmed that they had experienced the same problem.

COVID-19’s impact on Tor

COVID-19’s impact on Tor

The world won’t be the same after this crisis, and the need for privacy and secure access to information will become more urgent.

China to ban online games because they are an “authority vacuum”

China to ban online games because they are an “authority vacuum”

Consequently, new laws are being created to “expand the scope of online censorship in video games,” and prevent players from interacting with gamers in the rest of the world.

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.