The Nigerian government has lifted its ban on Twitter, seven months after the West African country’s more than 200 million people were shut out of the social media network. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said that Twitter’s operations could resume on Thursday, according to the director-general of the country’s National Information Technology Development Agency. Kashifu Inuwa […]
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Russian Blogging Crackdown Law Takes Effect Today
If you’re in Russia and you’ve got a blog with more than 3,000 daily readers, you must register with the media regulator, Roskomnadzor, according to a new law which comes into effect from today. The new law also puts restrictions on anonymity, requiring that popular bloggers publish their surnname, initials and email address. Tommy Collison writes that one of the […]
Want Unfiltered Internet in the UK? You Dirty Thing!
According to the Open Rights Group, a non-profit group in the UK, 20% of the internet is blocked by the “porn filters” operated by ISPs there. They’ve just released a humorous video which suggests the gauntlet users must run if they want access to the remaining 20% – or “The Dirty Internet“. Mobile ISPs in the […]
Government Forcing ISPs to Block “Porn” – What Do You Think?
The UK government is pushing for ISPs and content providers to block access to “porn” by default. Do you think this is a good move or a bad one? Let us know by voting in our poll: The more people who vote the better! (NB: It’s completely unscientific .. ) Related articles Prime Minister: UK […]
Going Back [Podcast #53]
Brought to you by Blacknight it’s the technology.ie podcast, episode 53 for December 28th 2012, with Michele Neylon and Conn Ó Muíneacháin. They say nostalgia isn’t what it used to be! The ESB is certainly appealing to the Ghost of Christmas Past with the re-run of this old ad. (Ironic that upload of this podcast was delayed by a series […]