Censorship

China, Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

Sponsored Links Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet — and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that the group has proposed a new internet protocol at the ITU, New IP, …

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Just Like Bitcoin Before It, Cardano Is Banned From Wikipedia

On March 24, Cardano (ADA) founder, Charles Hoskinson, streamed a YouTube video titled “On Wikipedia,” in which he berated Wikipedia for applying arbitrary commercial censorship against Cardano. Wikipedia’s censorship of Bitcoin may have led to Satoshi’s disappearance Censorship of cryptocurrency projects is as old as the industry itself. Back in 2010, even Satoshi Nakamoto was …

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Justin Sun’s Steemit Accused of Censoring Hive Related Content

In the latest development in the Steem (STEEM) saga, Justin Sun has come under fire for censoring posts on the platform related to the community-driven ‘Hive’ hard fork. On March 19, cryptocurrency influencer Girl Gone Crypto Tweeted a clip to say that her “neutral explainer video” about the March 20 fork had been removed from …

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InterPlanetary File System Is Uncensorable During Coronavirus News Fog

The Chinese government is censoring criticism of its handling of the coronavirus, particularly any mention of Dr. Li Wenliang, the doctor who warned of the disease and later died of it. Citizens are turning to decentralized protocols to share news and sentiment as a result. IPFS, built by Protocol Labs, is the latest uncensorable tech …

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‘Minecraft’ library helps you dodge news media censorship

There are numerous ways to evade censorship of the press, but it’s getting increasingly difficult when countries like China and Russia are cracking down on VPNs and similar tools. Reporters Without Borders thinks it has the answer to those mounting obstacles: make the news available in a game that’s rarely blocked. The team has worked …

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Russia Seeks to Block ‘Darknet’ Technologies, Including Telegram’s Blockchain

A Russian government agency has requested contractor bids to find ways to block censorship-resistant internet technologies, like mesh networks. The list includes messaging app company Telegram’s yet-to-be-launched blockchain.  The call for bids was published on March 3 by the General Radio Frequency Center, the agency controlling the use of radio frequencies in Russia, and first …

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Is Twitter Helping Justin Sun and Other Cryptocurrency Celebrities Defraud?

</header> <strong>A site as hugely influential as Twitter should ideally take a balanced and responsible approach when suggesting blue check accounts and other popular influencers to follow in the crypto space. Fact is, this couldn’t be further from the reality: Twitter seems to constantly promote the same narrow selection of accounts to follow, some of …

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Crypto’s Dotcom Era Begins as Handshake Launches Decentralized Domains

</header> <strong>Handshake, one of the more original crypto projects to have spawned during the ICO era, has completed its long-awaited launch. The decentralized domains registrar, founded by MIT engineers, has spent the last year in stealth mode but is now opening up to the general public. The Handshake protocol, coupled with the Namebase registrar, enables …

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Handshake’s Uncensorable Web Domains Go Live on Mainnet

Namebase CEO Tieshun Roquerre joins @nlw to talk about why uncensorable web domains matter as Handshake goes live to mainnet. As claims of election tampering, fraud, and other dubious activities fly around the botched Democratic Caucus in Iowa, trust in our public institutions continues to crater.  The question of trust and censorship are at the …

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Was Youtube’s Christmas Crypto Purge Illegal?

</header> <strong>This article considers the legal implications of Youtube’s notorious purge of crypto channels on Christmas Eve. What legal context induces Youtube and other social media giants to operate as they do? The article does not explore whether it is morally proper to terminate a contract without cause or explanation and to threaten people’s livelihoods; …

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