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Russia moves to expand state control of internet

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship. The bill would install equipment to route Russian internet traffic through servers in the country. That would increase the powers of state …

An Australian court’s gag order is no match for the Internet, as word gets out about prominent cardinal’s conviction – The Washington Post

An Australian court’s gag order and the forces of the Information Age collided on Thursday in a largely futile effort to keep news about the conviction of a high-ranking Vatican official from reaching readers. While some U.S. and British news organizations, including the New York Times, did not report on …

Target is bleeping out book descriptions, removing words like ‘Nazis’ and ‘queer’ – The Washington Post

Target has come under fire from publishers and authors for bleeping out some words — including “Nazis,” “transgender,” “queer” and “bondage” — from the descriptions of a variety of books on its website. Among the titles whose blurbs were scrubbed by the company’s automated process are “Trans: A Quick and Quirky …