Myanmar / 2010

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Protecting yourself from denial-of-service attacks

December 21, 2010 3:31 PM ET

It's my second link to a report by Hal Roberts (and others at the Berkman Center) in as many days, but I worry that this this detailed document on denial-of-service (DOS) and hacking attacks on independent media and human rights groups might get missed in the holiday season. The...

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Internet Blotter

November 11, 2010 10:10 AM ET

Microsoft allows users to turn on https by default in Hotmail, but it's still couched in warnings. Meanwhile, Access starts its own global campaign for https to be turned on for the most visited websites. Thai censorship, originally aimed at a few hundred domains, now covers over 250,000 websites....

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Internet Blotter

November 4, 2010 4:17 PM ET

Turkey lifted its ban on YouTube and then re-asserted it within the same week. Digital technology is helping get news out of North Korea. Small digital cameras and tiny SD memory cards make it easier to smuggle images out. In China, meanwhile, Amazon's Kindle 3G e-reader is reportedly being...

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The Burmese Internet on the eve of election

October 28, 2010 11:24 PM ET

Burma tops CPJ's "10 Worst Countries to be a Blogger." With the scheduled general election in the country approaching, there have been reports of growing interference with both local and exiled journalists. As Burma enters the final stretch of the campaign, CPJ's senior South East Asia representative, Shawn Crispin, give...

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Internet blotter

October 5, 2010 11:48 AM ET

The International Telecommunications Union starts its plenipotentiary meeting this week. Some worry that some nations will use their position at the ITU to attempt to grab more control over how the Internet works. RSF covers the Burmese DDOS attacks. I've heard some really fascinating detective work on the real...

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Wordpress: Helping journalists under cyber-attack

October 5, 2010 11:46 AM ET

Blog hosting site Wordpress.com have just announced a great new feature which is also a simple way that hosting companies can help journalists under attack online. The blogging hosting site now lets you automatically redirect your old Wordpress web address to wherever you move to when you switch blog hosting...

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Burma campaign hits Grand Central

June 22, 2010 12:55 PM ET

New York’s Grand Central Station is a gathering point today for people who are coming into town from a little farther away than usual: Burmese dissidents, writers, monks, and musicians are convening to protest the military junta of Senior General Than Shwe. Human Rights Watch has organized a petition...

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Burmese censorship at work

February 24, 2010 12:50 PM ET

At a Tuesday meeting of the International Freedom to Publish Committee (a publishing industry group dedicated to free expression) in New York, Maureen Aung-Thwin handed out pages from Flower News, a Rangoon-based newspaper that had been marked up by Burmese government censors. Burma is the world’s second most censored...

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