How Internet Censorship Works


Some of it seems innocuous enough: protecting kids from unseemly sites or intellectual property from piracy. But the tools to protect these things are the same that governments can also use to censor ideas and quell dissent.

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Related Content:

How Internet Censorship Works, on HowStuffWorks

Is your employer spying on you?, 2014 Stuff You Should Know episode

Web censorship: the net is closing in, on The Guardian

The Past, Present and Future of Internet Censorship, short 2012 documentary

The Government's Secret Plan to Shut Off Cellphones and the Internet, Explained, on Mother Jones

Obama administration fights for right to use cellphone kill switch, on Al Jazeera

Net Neutrality, What You Need to Know, on Save The Internet

Topics in this Podcast: Intellectual Property, Iran, science, China