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On Wednesday the popular community-edited online encyclopedia Wikipedia (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) will take its English-language site offline for 24 hours. The aim is to protest against two US anti-piracy legislation – Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA) – which are being debated by Congress. (more…)

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Maikel Nabil, an Egyptian internet activist, has been sentenced by a military court to three years in jail for criticising the armed forces.

Since president Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11, the military has been ruling the country. (more…)

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The largest internet paedophile ring yet uncovered has been broken up by international police, led by investigators from the UK’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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A law aiming to tighten the rules regulating internet content has been approved by the Venezuelan parliament. (more…)

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The foreign press has been called by Hu Jintao (photo), China’s president, to abide by Chinese laws, after a breach of security by a South Korean journalist, who managed to tape rehearsals of the opening ceremony this week.

On Friday, just a week before the opening of the Olympic games, Mr Jintao said that “China’s door will always be open, during and after the Olympics. We welcome foreign journalists and will facilitate them in the future”. (more…)

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While covering the Beijing Olympic Games, journalists will be accomodated in a high-tech facility (photo, from bbc.co.uk), where they will not have completely uncensored access to the internet, said Chinese and Olympic officials, as sites related to spiritual group Falun Gong would be blocked.

But journalists also found that they could not see some news of human rights websites. (more…)

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Software have been released by computers experts, in order to tackle a major security glitch in the internet addressing system.

Thanks to the flaw, discovered by accident, criminals would be allowed to redirect users to fake webpages, even though they typed the correct address in a browser. (more…)

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Geert Wilders, a Dutch right-wing politician, won’t be able to release his film on the website he picked, because it’s been shut.

Network Solutions, the US hosting service that Mr Wilders has been using to promote the film, said it was investigating complaints it received that said it may have breached guidelines on hate language. (more…)

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