Cartoonists a casualty of China's intolerance of dissent

Nov 1, 2015

Cartoonists a casualty of China's intolerance of dissent

Bai Budan took a morning stroll on Tiananmen Square to find inspiration for a new series of satirical cartoons, an art form only barely alive in China. He wondered about the sheer number of surveillance cameras installed on the square, opposite the iconic entrance ...

Oct 28, 2015

Internet freedom falls for fifth year in row: survey

Global online freedom declined for a fifth consecutive year as more governments stepped up electronic surveillance and clamped down on dissidents using blogs or social media, a survey showed Wednesday. The annual report by the nongovernmental watchdog Freedom House said the setbacks were especially ...

Oct 25, 2015

Tech spats spark fears of 'digital protectionism'

As American tech giants extend their global reach, fears are growing on their side of the Atlantic over trade barriers some see as “digital protectionism.” While China has long been a difficult market for U.S. firms to navigate, tensions have been rising with the ...

'Back to the Future' Day in Japan

Oct 22, 2015

'Back to the Future' Day in Japan

People around the world celebrated Oct. 21, 2015, as the day is when Marty McFly is supposed to arrive in the future, and thanks to its location on the international dateline, Japan was early to the global party. Here are few highlights from social ...

Turkey imposes news blackout after deadly bombings

Oct 11, 2015

Turkey imposes news blackout after deadly bombings

Turkey’s government says it has imposed a temporary news blackout following two blasts that killed scores of people who were gathering for a peace rally in the capital, Ankara. A government spokesman said the blackout Saturday covered images showing the moment of the blast, ...

Oct 2, 2015

People-rating app gets its own bad reviews

Creators of an app that will let people assign ratings to people they know vowed to go ahead with a planned launch next month despite online outrage at the idea. Peeple has been likened by critics and supporters alike as a Yelp-style review service ...

Sep 30, 2015

Twitter may expand 140-character limit with new product

Twitter is finally waking up to the idea that some things just cannot be summed up in 140 characters. The micro-blogging website operator is working on a new product that will allow users to share tweets longer than 140 characters, technology website Re/code reported ...