How to Use Tor on Apple iOS Devices via the Onion Browser

iPhone and iPad users have fewer tools than their Android-touting counterparts for staying private online. But it’s not completely impossible to be anonymous and beat censorship on Apple iOS. Here’s how to gain some privacy using the Onion Browser. The Onion Browser, which is available for $0.99 in the Apple App Store, is a minimalist …

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Australia’s New Internet Censorship Law Will Be Tested

A legal demand is testing Internet censorship policies for the first time in Australia, where an Internet service provider, or ISP, has been threatened with a lawsuit if it does not block online content. The case centers on a website owned by an Australian construction company. Another construction company says the site infringes its copyright. …

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Court Rejects Censorship of Pirate Bay BitTorrent Hosting Site

The Pirate Bay, one of the world’s most popular BitTorrent indexing sites, won’t be censored in its own country — at least for now — according to a recent decision by a Swedish court. The site, which launched in 2003, is based in Sweden. It is already censored in numerous other countries, primarily in response …

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Russia Considers New Domain-Blocking Censorship Rules

Russian government authorities may soon increase their ability to censor online content by blocking registration of websites on certain top-level domains, which could pose challenges even for people who use anti-censorship services to access blocked sites. Roscomnadzor, the agency that regulates media and Internet content in Russia, already has the authority to block entire websites, …

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DOPPA Law Aims to Protect Online Privacy in Delaware

Delaware will become one of the first states in the U.S. to enforce strong online privacy policies through a new law called DOPPA, which takes effect on January 1, 2016. DOPPA, which is short for the Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act, has three main purposes: Preventing marketing of specific types of online content to …

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British Draft Law Threatens Data Encryption and Privacy

Britain — the country that made path-breaking advances in data encryption during World War II — could weaken modern Internet encryption within its own borders as part of a new Internet data regulation bill that is currently under consideration. The legislation, the Draft Communications Data Bill, doesn’t focus on data encryption exclusively. It is a …

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China Steps Up Censorship of Private Mobile Apps and VPNs

China has cracked down on mobile communications by censoring private chat apps like Telegram and WhatsApp, apparently on the basis of claims that they could facilitate communication by terrorists. The New York Times reports that Chinese authorities in the western region of Xinjiang blocked access to foreign anti-censorship software beginning the week after the terrorist …

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