censorship

Lithuania Urges Consumers to Throw Away Xiaomi, Huawei Phones

Amidst souring relations between Lithuania and Europe, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry's National Cyber Security Centre launched a probe into phones sold by Chinese manufacturers. The results of the investigation have revealed that Xiaomi phones sold in Europe are capable of detecting and censoring terms considered politically unacceptable by the Chinese government, like "Free Tibet", "Long...

China Reportedly Blocking Access to WhatsApp, Sparking Censorship Concerns

WhatsApp users in mainland China have reported problems with the popular messaging app, sparking fears that the service could have been blocked by authorities following Chinese Nobel Peace laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo's death. According to a new report from the New York Times, people trying to access WhatsApp from within mainland China said they were having difficulties...

Canada’s Ruling on Google Search Results Raises Censorship Concerns

The Canadian Supreme Court has ordered Google to de-index an e-commerce site globally, setting a disastrous precedent that opens the door for other governments (and private parties) across the globe to try to control or censor Google’s search results. According to a new report from The Star, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a company’s effort to...