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The Indian Government has already blocked over 400 websites, and restricted bulk SMS facilities, as measures of control. In the midst of all these ballyhoo, the Government has also blocked several PMO parody accounts.

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Anonymous India has attacked the corporate website of MTNL. MTNL is the State’s ISP for New Delhi and Mumbai and has been attacked by a DDoS from Anonymous. Read on to find out more about this Anonymous DDoS attack.

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The controversial multi-national Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is steadily losing ground in the European Union, following key players’ withdrawal from ratifying the agreement. Germany and Poland’s holdback, following a wave of protests in the former and much debate in the latter, has fueled other nations’ misgivings about the vagueness with which the Agreement is written and the fact that there are no clear answers as to how it will ensure anti-counterfeiting and not violation of basic human rights.

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Iran’s Government is censoring secured internet access for its citizens. This makes the use of the TOR network nearly impossible. Luckily, the TOR project has a new weapon – obfsproxy. Read on to find out more about the obfsproxy by TOR.

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Worrying news from Tehran – an Iranian national said that the country has blocked access to many daily-use communication websites such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Facebook. This occurred recently without the Government stating the explicit reasons, or even acknowledging that this block has occurred. While many net-savvy Iranians have managed to use proxies and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to punch through this blockade, the prospect of a nation-wide firewall akin to the Great Firewall of China seems very real for Iranians.

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A Delhi High Court judge has threatened to follow the Chinese model of banning websites with objectionable content. However, is forcing Facebook and Google to pre-screen content reasonable, or even legal?

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Google, Mozilla and Other Web Giants  Express Concern over SOPA

SOPA is a new draconian bill that proposes censorship measures that can kill the internet as we know it, disrupting industries and lives of millions of people in the process.

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Unverified reports on the internet suggest that Google might be cracking down on employees who were sympathetic towards supporters of pseudonyms on Google Plus.

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How many of us are under the illusion that the internet is all about free knowledge that is retrievable by anyone? This opinion post aims to shatter these beliefs held by the readers of this blog (which I certainly hope are a small minority of those who read Techie Buzz!) on how people in authority wish to curb the knowledge of dingy places on the internet.

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According to a leaked confidential memo, the Malaysian government is ordering the ISPs in the country to block may file sharing websites including The Pirate Bay and MegaUpload.

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