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USD 25 million for internet freedom in Middle East

US this year anticipated USD 25 million towards internet freedom programming efforts in the Middle East and spent USD 76 million from 2008 to 2011.

"Through these programmes, we provide training and

Wanted: Censor for Pakistan's Internet


Pakistan is advertising for companies to install an Internet filtering system that could block up to 50 million Web addresses, alarming free speech activists who fear current censorship could become m

Anonymous claims to bring down Vatican website

Members of the amorphous hacking group Anonymous say they have taken down the Vatican website to protest everything from Catholic doctrine to the sexual abuse of children.

The site,,

Peeing Frenchman sues Google for making him 'laughing stock'

A Frenchman is suing Google for making him the laughing stock of his village after the firm's Street View service put on the Internet a picture of him urinating in his garden, his lawyer said on Thurs

Megaupload boss calls US charges 'malicious'


Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom on Thursday accused US authorities of mounting a 'misleading and malicious' case against him, saying there was no way they could win a landmark online piracy action.

Free o

Interpol says suspected Anonymous hackers arrested

Interpol said on Tuesday that 25 suspected members of the loose-knit Anonymous hacker movement have been arrested in a sweep across Europe and South America.

The international police agency said in a

Dhaka to launch 20,000 websites

Bangladesh will launch 20,000 websites by 2015 to take e-service to the masses, a media report said on Monday.

The websites will have information on the country, social safety nets, disaster warning,

DoT asks Idea, Voda to provide info on mobile Internet users


The Department of Telecom (DoT) has asked telecom operators Idea Cellular and Vodafone to provide Intelligence Bureau (IB) identification of subscribers using Internet on their mobile phones.

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Company says YouPorn chat service compromised

Users of a chat service linked to the heavily-trafficked YouPorn website have had their personal information compromised after a third-party service provider failed to secure its data, YouPorn's owner

China closes over 7,000 illegal websites

Authorities in China have shut down a total of 7,846 websites involved in illegal commercial activity, the government said.

The ministry of public security took the step as part of a nationwide campa

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