"In the past week, there are over dozens of the Chinese words or combination of words, from — starting from "blind man," to even Chen Guangcheng’s surname, "Chen," which is one of the most popular surnames in China, sometimes being singularly banned to prevent the large numbers of Chinese denizens to discuss or express their opinions about this…"

Xiao Qiang, director of the Berkeley-China Internet Project at U.C. Berkeley and editor of The China Digital Times, who has been monitoring the Chinese media.

Jihadi Chat Rooms Say C U L8R
For jihadis, chat rooms are the font from which they can receive messages directly from al-Qaida leaders in Yemen, North Africa, Iraq and elsewhere. 
On March 23, a few of the top jihadi chat forums went dark. Nobody has claimed responsibility for bringing the sites down, though Zelin suspects it was an international intelligence agency trying to prevent the release of some kind of information. Although the sites regularly go down and then reappear, “this is the longest they’ve gone dark since the forums started becoming popular in 2003,” Zelin said.
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Jihadi Chat Rooms Say C U L8R

For jihadis, chat rooms are the font from which they can receive messages directly from al-Qaida leaders in Yemen, North Africa, Iraq and elsewhere. 

On March 23, a few of the top jihadi chat forums went dark. Nobody has claimed responsibility for bringing the sites down, though Zelin suspects it was an international intelligence agency trying to prevent the release of some kind of information. Although the sites regularly go down and then reappear, “this is the longest they’ve gone dark since the forums started becoming popular in 2003,” Zelin said.

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Pakistan’s Plan for Internet Firewall Draws Concerns
"We think it’s political dissent that they’re targeting. But it’s really just blanket surveillance," said Sana Saleem, CEO of Bolo Bhi ("Speak Up"), a group that focuses on digital freedom.

Pakistan’s Plan for Internet Firewall Draws Concerns

"We think it’s political dissent that they’re targeting. But it’s really just blanket surveillance," said Sana Saleem, CEO of Bolo Bhi ("Speak Up"), a group that focuses on digital freedom.

"These criticisms aren’t particular to Google. They’re criticisms of the commercial Internet itself…And those free products and services aren’t going to be free anymore if we don’t allow the companies to offer those kinds of services, and, again, with full knowledge from the consumers of the tradeoff that they’re making."

Markham Erickson, Open Internet Coalition 

Google’s New Privacy Policy: Invasive, Innovative or Both?

The Pentagon released its long-awaited cybersecurity plan, Thursday.
The Pentagon’s policy statement describes cybersecurity in the context of protecting military networks, and outlines five strategic initiatives to undertake toward that aim.
Read it here 
(Photo of Pentagon by Flickr user Minfrieze)

The Pentagon released its long-awaited cybersecurity plan, Thursday.

The Pentagon’s policy statement describes cybersecurity in the context of protecting military networks, and outlines five strategic initiatives to undertake toward that aim.

Read it here 

(Photo of Pentagon by Flickr user Minfrieze)