Internet Censorship

Why Malaysia should review its ‘no censorship’ Internet policy
Cyberpolicy and cybercriminology expert AJ Surin on why the Nur Fitri child porn case in the United Kingdom is a red flag for Malaysia’s ‘no Internet censorship’ policy; and what other questions need to be asked.
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) Net censorship: BBC story on kangkung fiasco blocked?
Netizens in Malaysia are having difficulty accessing a BBC story on Prime Minister Najib Razak being derided online for a comment on rising prices, raising fears that the Internet was being censored in the country.
Arrests of journalists: Najib goes one better than Dr M
The arrest of three TMI editors sets a mark: Malaysia now has one of the most repressive regimes in South-East Asia, writes A. Asohan.
Internet censorship: You’ve already won, Dr Mahathir
Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has once again gone on record to call for the Internet to be censored in Malaysia. He's already got his way, actually, and Malaysians are paying the heavy price, argues DNA executive editor A. Asohan.
BolehVPN’s credit card cutoff highlights privacy, payment issues
VPN service provider BolehVPN, which had its credit card pay processing facility revoked by its processing bank last year has been trying since then have its reinstated, to no avail.
(2013 Top 10 Story) The mystery of the Malaysian Govt and its rejection by Facebook
In the first six months of this year, the Malaysian Government made seven requests for information, covering 197 Facebook user accounts, all of which were rejected by the social network company. What's worrying is that the Malaysian people have no idea which agencies made these requests, and for what reasons, writes A. Asohan.
Adverse effects of online clampdown by SEA governments
Governments in South-East Asia have been increasing their attempts to control and regulate online activity and expression, which advocates say will have a chilling effect on socioeconomic progress in the region.
WCIT: Freemasons, Internet memes and salt
For the first time in its history, the ITU failed to reach a consensus on the new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) at the World Conference on International Telecommunications earlier this month. But the ITRs are a distraction from the ITU's real shortcomings, which are deficiencies of process, writes DNA columnist Jeremy Malcolm.
UN control of the Net: Freedom wins … for now
The WCIT meeting in Dubai which discussed bringing the Internet under the control of the UN could not reach a consensus. A battle was won, but the war to preserve Internet freedom goes on, writes A. Asohan.
Nuances lost in upcoming battle over Internet regulation
The lead-up to the hotly anticipated gathering of nation states in Dubai at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) to review a 1988 treaty governing the international exchange of communications traffic just got additional fuel thrown into the fire.
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