In order to allegedly contain potential uprisings, the nation of Iran is cutting off Internet access.
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Activists using social media take another hit - but this time, Facebook says its spam filter is to blame.
The world praised social sites when the Facebook-powered Jasmine Revolutions swept through the Middle East and gave citizens a voice. But now that it's being used to thwart authorities stateside, restrictions are being discussed.
A look back on the quick rise of social networking.
London rioters are turning to the mobile private messaging app of the enterprise sector to communicate.
A new report says Internet access is a human right, and one that states need to use policies to enforce.
Free speech proponents want China to compensate them for blocking their content from search engine Baidu.
An interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg suggests not everyone at the social networking giant is on the same page when it comes to its Chinese presence.
Syria's protesters are being punished for their reliance on Facebook, and the government is attempting to use their own technology against them.
Anonymous' new target is the Iranian government, and the hacktivist group wants to fight the censorship-happy Iranian authorities.
Insiders say a Facebook-Baidu collaboration is in the works, and that the social network will allow government censorship.
Some recent statements from Facebook execs make it sound as if the company is trying to pave its way to China--but at a cost.
A team of telecommunication rebels have ended the communication block in Libya by pirating a state-controlled cellular network and opening it up for citizens.
The government wants to help activists keep their technology safe with the help of a button that will wipe out all their sensitive information.