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Reddit demotes technology subthread after posts were deleted

Posts containing Bitcoin, Obama and other terms were censored by moderators, Reddit says.

U.S. judge rules Baidu's censorship is protected as free speech

The lawsuit sought to punish Baidu for blocking pro-democracy works from its search engine.

US appeals court permits YouTube to display anti-Muslim video with changes

The Google unit was earlier ordered to take the video down, but it can be shown with changes, a judge rules.

China may ease up on Internet censorship in limited regions

The Chinese government may be about to ease up on its policy of censoring its citizens.

China to jail Web users whose 'defamatory' posts are viewed or re-posted too many times

In perhaps China's toughest push to crack down on online defamation, authorities have unveiled measures that could send Internet users to jail for up to three years if found guilty of posting slanderous rumors.

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Jimmy Wales says David Cameron's porn filters are 'ridiculous'

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, a key technology adviser to prime minister David Cameron, has slammed the government's demand that ISPs should introduce porn filters by default, saying the move is "ridiculous".

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Xbox Enforcement United

Xbox team creates community deputies to fight trolls

Meet Xbox Enforcement United, a community posse of users who Microsoft has asked to help clean up its user base.

Pakistan court orders YouTube block to continue

A court in Pakistan has ordered a continuation of the block on YouTube in the country, after the government argued that a removal of the ban would have implications on law and order in the country.

French government agency forced Wikipedia volunteer to delete entry

A French intelligence agency ordered a Wikipedia volunteer to delete a page about a military radio relay last month, alleging the page contained classified military information.

Carrier solutions for rural areas without adequate wireless service

There are still areas in the U.S. that have limited or no wireless telecommunications. How are the four major suppliers handling this?

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