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When Truth Is Not Free, Freedom Is Not True.

The Internet is the new frontier in the struggle for Human Rights and Freedom of Expression.

In many countries, governments block or filter Internet content, denying access to information that they deem too sensitive for ordinary citizens. People are persecuted and imprisoned simply for criticising their government, calling for democracy and greater press freedom, or exposing human rights abuses, online.

In order to help defend Freedom Of Expression, Dofollownet.com has joined

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Created by admin 40 weeks 1 day ago – Made popular 32 weeks 5 days ago
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Opera plugs hole in Great Firewall of China

Opera has sealed the hole its Mini browser tunneled through the Great Firewall of China.

With the international version of Opera Mini - the company's Java-based mobile browser - Chinese users had found a way of freeing themselves from local net filters, accessing sites otherwise banned by the government. The browser shuttles all net traffic through compression servers located outside the country, and naturally, those servers lack Chinese filters.

But on Friday, as reported by the BBC's Beijing bureau, Opera switched all Chinese users from Mini's international version to a Chinese version that uses local compression servers - and local filters.

Chinese Opera users, the BBC says, no longer have access to Facebook.

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USA: Government Surveillance Of Social Networking Websites?

The Electronic Frontier Foundation working with the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Samuelson Clinic), filed suit today against a half-dozen government agencies (including the CIA, the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Justice) for refusing to disclose their policies for using social networking sites for investigations, data-collection, and surveillance.

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China Not Alone In Internet Regulation.

US President Barack Obama asked China to abandon the so-called practice of “internet censorship” during his China trip last month, calling for the freedom of expression and non-censored internet.

However, internet censorship is far from an issue of black and white. Even in Obama’s own country, whether to censor the internet or not is under intense debate.

Two federal laws intended to censor offensive online content were passed at the turn of this millennium, while four states -- New York, New Mexico, Michigan and Virginia have passed Internet censorship legislation restricting/banning online distribution of material deemed "harmful to minors" since 1996.

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Blogging Tips from Julie and Julia

Terri Wells, who writes for Developer Shed and SEO Chat has watched the movie "Julie and Julia" and analyzed the key factors behind Julie Powell success as a blogger.

He posted a 4 pages article on SEO Chat that I think any blogger should read.


Blogging Tips from Julie and Julia


What can a movie tell us about blogging? When one of the central stories revolves around a blog, quite a bit. And when that movie happens to be “Julie and Julia,” one can learn all sorts of positive lessons as the plot unfolds.

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Web.py: The Ideal Way To Build Python Web Applications

Based on Python Programming Language web.py is a framework that makes web applications development easy.

web.py was originally published while Aaron Swartz worked at reddit.com, where the site used it as it grew to become one of the top 1000 sites according to Alexa and served millions of daily page views. "It's the anti-framework framework. web.py doesn't get in your way," explained founder Steve Huffman. (The site was rewritten using other tools after being acquired by Condé Nast.)

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Google May Hand Over IP Addresses Of Corruption Busting Journalists

Back in 2004, Yahoo provided Chinese government with information which led to the jailing of journalist Shi Tao for "divulging state secrets". Shi Tao had used his Yahoo email account to send a message to a U.S.-based pro-democracy website.

Chinese authorities used email account holder information supplied by Yahoo! to convict Shi Tao and sentence him to 10 years in prison.

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China Blocks Twitter 2 Days Before The Tiananmen Anniversary

The Chinese Government has blocked access to Twitter, Hotmail and Flickr two days before the anniversary of the massacre in the Tiananmen Square.

This Thursday will be the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, when on June 4, 1989, the tanks entered the Square to crush protests by students and workers.

China has never made public the list of victims of what qualifies as a "counterrevolutionary conspiracy."

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The Associated Press At War With The Internet

Associated Press, the world largest news agency, is trying to outlaw any use of its content that has not been purchased and do not even recognize "Fair Use" as defined in sections 107 through 118 of the Copyright Act.

And this time, they are not just targeting content scraping sites but all the mainstream blogs, social bookmarking sites, news forums and....search engines like Google.

Actually, Associated Press do not want to stop the use of their articles around the Web, but they want to get their part of any profit that their content may generate: when Google links to one of their articles in its search results, Adsense ads displayed on the search results pages generate profit for Google, so in AP view, it can be considered as a commercial use of their content.

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Yahoo looks outside its walls with new music service

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc is partnering with other online music providers as the Internet giant tries a fresh approach to getting an edge in the evolving digital music business.

The new version of Yahoo Music, unveiled on Monday, aggregates paid and free music services available on the Internet, allowing Yahoo users to access and interact with the services directly from the Yahoo site.

Yahoo has struck commercial relationships with digital music retailers like Apple Inc's, collecting a fee for every referral, the company said.

The move comes a little over a year after Yahoo announced it was shuttering its own paid-music service, and is in keeping with the company's latest efforts to make Yahoo a more open service by integrating products and services developed by other companies.

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