Google begins warning users about state-sponsored intrusion

Google has announced, via their security blog, that they will now alert Gmail users if the company believes that a state-sanctioned cyber attack is being directed against them.  Google explains that they believe it is their duty “to be proactive in notifying users about attacks or potential attacks so that they can take action to […]

A user contract for Chinese microbloggers

Introducing regulations, points, and punishments On Monday, May 28, after a three week trial phase, Chinese microblog service Sina Weibo formally introduced a user contract for its 300 million registered users. The trial began on May 8 as Sina quietly published a trio of documents outlining rules regulating user conduct and punishments for noncompliance—the Sina […]

Crackdown on Microbloggers in China

As more people have started using microblogging sites, China has struggled to implement the same level of control that they have imposed on the web. On March 30 China took steps to intensify their scrutiny of microblogging sites, shutting down 16 sites and detaining six people for spreading rumors of an attempted coup in Beijing. […]

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