Tag Archives: crackdown

Facebook’s Health Crackdown: Brainstorm Health

Good afternoon, readers! (The 4th of July weekend is almost upon us, we’ll make it.) Facebook has, for a variety of reasons, become a central target for privacy, media, and health care watchdog organizations alike. The company announced Tuesday that it’s making moves to mitigate its own role in perpetuating false health information via its platform. “We know that people don’t ... Read More »

Bangladesh shuts down popular blogging site in crackdown

The somewhereinblog.net platform was among more than 20,000 websites that internet service providers were ordered to shut down as part of a crackdown on online pornography and gambling. (Representational photo) Bangladesh shuts down popular blogging site in crackdown (Representational image)  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images Dhaka: Bangladesh’s most popular Bengali blog platform has been blocked by telecom regulators in what critics Wednesday ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Skype removed from China’s App stores, in latest internet crackdown

Microsoft Corp’s Skype has vanished from Apple Inc and Android smartphone app stores in China, becoming the latest victim in Beijing’s sweeping internet clampdown. The internet phone and video service was no longer available on Apple’s iOS or on popular local Android stores such as Xiaomi Corp’s, though it still functioned as of Wednesday. The Ministry of Public Security notified Apple that a number of voice-over-internet-protocol apps didn’t comply with local ... Read More »

Alibaba Caught In China’s Internet Crackdown

Alibaba (BABA) has become the latest Chinese internet stock to fall foul of Beijing’s internet crackdown as regulators ordered it to fix its Taobao service, reports Bloomberg. The news that Alibaba has been caught in Beijing’s attempts to clean up the internet comes ahead of the e-commerce giant’s latest quarterly earnings due out on Thursday morning U.S. time. Barron’s emerging markets blogger ... Read More »

China says to crackdown on fake news from social media

China’s internet regulator will launch a crackdown on the reporting of news gathered from social media, as part of what the government calls a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumours. In a statement late on Sunday, the Cyberspace Administration of China said that online media cannot report any news taken from social mediasites without approval. “It is ... Read More »