Girl Arrested in Iran for Posting Videos of Herself Dancing on Instagram

Girl Arrested in Iran for Posting Videos of Herself Dancing on Instagram

A lady in Iran recognized as Maedeh Hojabri, who was arrested for posting movies of herself dancing on InstagramScreenshot: Instagram Authorities in Iran arrested 4 women and girls final week for posting movies of themselves dancing on Instagram. Only one of many ladies, 17-year-old gymnast Maedeh Hojabri, has been recognized. State TV in Iran aired […]

The UK Wants Its Own Version of FOSTA/SESTA That Could Push Sex Workers Off the Internet

The UK Wants Its Own Version of FOSTA/SESTA That Could Push Sex Workers Off the Internet

A person passes by an grownup video retailer January eight, 2009 in New York.Photo: Getty The passage of the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA)—two well-intentioned however finally deeply-flawed legal guidelines—have been devastating for intercourse staff within the United States by pushing them off the web. Despite […]

Uganda Goes Through With Social Media Tax and People Are Pissed

Uganda Goes Through With Social Media Tax and People Are Pissed

Photo: Getty The Ugandan authorities has applied a regulation forcing cell customers to pay taxes to make use of cell cash and social media apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Skype. As of July 1, folks in Uganda should pay 200 Ugandan shillings (about 5 cents in USD) a day in the event that […]

Report: Jack Dorsey on Futile Quest to Make Angry Republicans Less Angry, At Least At Him

Report: Jack Dorsey on Futile Quest to Make Angry Republicans Less Angry, At Least At Him

Jack Dorsey.Photo: AP Right-wingers have lengthy been obsessive about the notion Silicon Valley liberals are conspiring to censor them on social media. But it’s reached a fever pitch not too long ago, with Republicans decrying Google’s fact-checking modules and its firing of workplace sexist James Damore, pretty much anything Facebook does to decelerate right-leaning hoaxes […]

As Trade Fight Looms, China Turns Censors on Its Own Policies

As Trade Fight Looms, China Turns Censors on Its Own Policies

SHANGHAI — China’s authorities, which tirelessly suppresses essential voices, undesirable ideologies and subversive memes, has turned its censors in opposition to an unlikely goal: its personal financial insurance policies. As Washington and Beijing spar over commerce, information shops right here have been ordered to not point out Made in China 2025, an industrial grasp plan […]

Venezuela's largest ISP blocks Tor

Venezuelan journalist Melanio Escobar informed Access Now: “It seems that the government of Venezuela has found out how to do a very sophisticated block for the Tor network. It’s not only on the direct access channels, but also the bridges Tor provides to bypass that blocking. The government is moving forward to be as closed […]

HBO's web site is outwardly blocked in China because of John Oliver

The present HBO ban follows final week’s scrub of Oliver’s presence on Chinese social community, Weibo. The comic and late evening host criticized Jinping’s censorship of Winnie-the-Pooh references. Apparently, a number of web commenters have been utilizing photos of the cartoon bear to point out a resemblance to China’s prime chief. Oliver doubled down on […]

China Blocks HBO Website After John Oliver’s Jokes About Xi Jinping

China Blocks HBO Website After John Oliver’s Jokes About Xi Jinping

HONG KONG — Days after the comic John Oliver mocked China’s president, Xi Jinping, on his HBO program, the authorities in that nation now seem to have blocked web customers from getting access to the community’s on-line content material. The HBO web site has been inaccessible to mainland Chinese web customers since Saturday, according to […]

Opinion

Opinion

Historically, Millian arguments have had some good sensible results. Mill adopted Alexis de Tocqueville in figuring out “the tyranny of the majority” as an ever-present hazard in democracies. As an advocate of ladies’s rights and an opponent of slavery, Mill knew that many individuals then regarded even the dialogue of those points as offensive. He […]