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The Tweet Heard Around the World: Thwarting Censorship in Iran, One Proxy-Server at a Time

By |2019-03-13T15:05:45-04:00June 17th, 2009|Blog|

The Iranian government, never a proponent of free expression, has ramped up its practice of filtering its citizens’ access to social networking websites following Friday’s election and the ensuing protests.  For instance, the Iranian government has blocked access to Twitter from servers located in Iran. The Iranian government’s efforts, however, have been thwarted by a complicated network of non-Iranian proxy [...]

What it means: Nine Inch Nails and the iPhone application*: Annotated edition (*4+)

By |2019-03-13T15:08:50-04:00May 8th, 2009|Blog|

I should have put money on it – or at least Twittered – my Monday prediction that Apple would re-allow the new Nine Inch Nails application into the iPhone Store. The Apple store pulled the application because the application – which had NIN albums – included the controversial album, The Downward Spiral.* Trent Reznor, who’s very internet savvy, first sent [...]

Spam charges dropped for MSU student

By |2016-01-14T16:07:26-04:00January 28th, 2009|Blog|

We're happy to report that MSU has removed it's charge of "spamming" against student government leader Kara Spencer.  Electronic Frontier Foundation's Legal Director Cindy Cohn said, We're pleased that MSU has reversed course and will not only drop the charge against Ms. Spencer, but will reconsider its flawed policies. When a school's anti-spam policy requires students to get approval before [...]

NCAC signs letter to MSU President

By |2019-03-20T14:27:23-04:00December 17th, 2008|News|

NCAC and 10 other civil liberties organizations have joined FIRE and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in an open letter to the president of Michigan State University. The letter defends MSU student Kara Spencer who was charged with spamming. Here are excerpts from the letter: We the undersigned write to express our profound concern about the state of free expression at [...]