Snap blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia to “comply with local laws”

Snap has bowed to pressure from the government of Saudi Arabia to censor a news channel operated by the Qatar-based news broadcaster, Al Jazeera, from...

Study finds Reddit’s controversial ban of its most toxic subreddits actually worked

It seems like just the other day that Reddit finally banned a handful of its most hateful and deplorable subreddits, including r/coontown and r/fatpeoplehate. While...

Weibo users given one-week warning to provide real names

The 340 million users of Sina Weibo, China’s popular microblogging service, have been given one week to link their accounts to a real name. The...

China doubles down on real-name registration laws, forbidding anonymous online posts

China’s crackdown on Internet freedom is getting even more intense. Last Friday, the country’s top Internet censor announced a new set of regulations (link via...

Google drops domain hosting for infamous neo-Nazi site the Daily Stormer

After GoDaddy told the Daily Stormer to get lost, the neo-Nazi news site chose Google as a new home for its controversial domain. Now, Google...

Putin passes law that will ban VPNs in Russia

Russia has banned VPNs and other technology that allows users to gain anonymous access to websites. The new law (link via Google Translate), signed today by...

Tumblr says it fixed the ‘Safe Mode’ glitch that hid innocent posts, including LGBTQ+...

Tumblr this week introduced a “safe mode” for its service, which combines the company’s previously available “safe search” functionality with a new filter that would...

China clamps down on live-streaming services

The Chinese government has cracked down on three of the country’s top live-streaming services over their apparent broadcast of unsuitable political content. Weibo, the Nasdaq-listed microblogging...

Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family

A man in Thailand has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was found guilty of insulting the country’s royal family on Facebook. Identified...

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‘Baby Driver’ review

With his new film Baby Driver, director Edgar Wright blends music and high-octane action into a thoroughly entertaining adventure that crosses genres and...