Internet censorship just doesn’t always go the way you want to 🙄

Iran is known for its censoring of the internet and social media sites, blocking some of them outright. Earlier this year, Iran was accused of “breaking the internet” in Hong Kong. The issue was that Iran used Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) to spoof traffic away from a few hundred sites, the false routes spread and […]

via Iranian Censorship – Big Business and Massive Restrictions — Freedom Star

They didn’t learn their history lesson … :/

As one of the leading blog platforms, WordPress.com receives thousands of DMCA takedown requests every year, but nearly half of these are rejected. Parent company Automattic is known to inspect all notices carefully, and has a track record of defending its users against DMCA abuse. In addition, it occasionally highlights the worst offenders in its…

via City of Abbotsford Enters WordPress’ DMCA “Hall of Shame” — TorrentFreak

Kick ass torrents. The DNS record gets a new home ?

Last summer a criminal investigation by the U.S. Government brought down KickassTorrents, the largest torrent site at the time. Upon request from the United States, law enforcement in Poland arrested Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents, who’s been held in a local prison ever since. In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) also…

via Original KickassTorrents Domain Goes Up For Sale — TorrentFreak