29 January 2006

us: The erosion of anonymous Internet speech zdnet

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution safeguards freedom of speech. The right to speak freely generally includes the right to speak anonymously. And developing case law holds that the right to speak freely embraces the liberty to speak anonymously on the Internet.

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Internet companies assist censorship amnesty.org

Google's launch of a self-censoring Chinese search engine is the latest in a string of examples of global Internet companies caving in to pressure from the Chinese government.

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Google says China decision painful but right Reuters

Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin said his company's decision to self-censor its Chinese search system followed a change of heart over how best to foster the free flow of information.

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cn: Google's Chinese firewall blocks more than Yahoo! silicon.com

Google's new China search engine not only censors many websites that question the Chinese government but it goes further than similar services from Microsoft and Yahoo! by targeting teen pregnancy, homosexuality, dating, beer and jokes.

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cn: A dangerous domain Guardian

The Chinese government's attitude to internet use encompasses shocking double standards on hacking and censorship

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