Tag: censorship

More Sidewiki Leaks

Posted by – 2009/12/14

Apparently the British press have been barred from publishing any of Tiger Woods’ sex pictures, and the block somehow extends to Internet news sites. They aren’t even allowed to mention what the block is about, so I’ve taken the liberty of filling in the blanks on Google SidewikiLeaks and will update it to include links to pictures when they are inevitably released:

Google SideWiki Leaks

It makes you glad that America has freedom of the press, even if Britain doesn’t.

Trafigura vs The Internet

Posted by – 2009/10/14

The news are banging on about how the Internet has won against Trafigura’s attempts to gag the British press from reporting on questions in parliament, they couldn’t stop social media hosted in other countries so the whole thing blew up in their faces. Great news!

However, far more interesting IMO is metadata provided by Google Sidewiki, which allows anyone with a Google account to add uncensored discussion to the side of the page:

Try censoring metadata, fascists!

SideWikiLeaks anyone?

All the fuss seems to be about the Minton report, apparently the press aren’t allowed to talk about the content or tell people where to find it, and certainly not link to it.

FYI it talks about a cocktail of toxic chemicals being dumped on the Ivory Coast (including ten tonnes of sodium hydroxide), and you can get it from WikiLeaks here.