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Everyone loves YouTube right? Wrong. Source.

Depending on where you live, free and open access to the information and entertainment found on the Internet might seem like more of a right than a privilege. But for folks who live in some of the world’s more restrictive societies, some or even most of the Internet remains tantalizingly out of reach, blocked by government censors and their firewalls. Source.

On Saturday 20 July 2013, in the basement of the Guardian’s office in Kings Cross, London, watched by two GCHQ technicians, Guardian editors destroyed hard drives and memory cards on which encrypted files leaked by Edward Snowden had been stored. This is the first time footage of the event has been released. The idiocy of this is astounding and shows just how much authorities have no idea how technology works. The Prime Minister of a country sends a cabinet secretary to personally intimidate a newspaper editor. The Prime Minister’s Deputy National Security Adviser threatens to […]

Have your favorite movies been censored or meddled with by the Pentagon? Since the 80′s, and the success of Top Gun, Hollywood has increased its production of big budget war movies, using military bases, submarines and aircraft carriers that the armed forces have generously made available to the studios. In exchange, the Pentagon’s experts vet hundreds of screenplays each year. Using lots of movie clips, “Operation Hollywood” explores this cozy relationship between Hollywood filmmakers and the U.S. government, and questions the wisdom of letting the Pentagon use movies to promote the U.S. army’s image. Every […]

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop tells Channel 4 News that a state- regulated press would be a slippery slope to politicians saying what is printed in a newspaper. Source.

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