Internet is the 'crystallization of human wisdom', says China

The Chinese government has decided it likes the internet after all - even micro-blogging services like Twitter.

Apple slams the door on gay iPhone app

Gay New Yorkers who may have wanted a useful resource to finding the best spots in the city have just been shut down by Apple with its latest app rejection.

How often does your government ask Google to keep quiet?

Google has launched a new tool allowing users to see how often their government asks it to remove data.

Google blocked in a quarter of countries

China may be the most extreme example, but Google says its services are blocked or censored in a quarter of the countries in which it operates.

Google squares up for another censorship fight

You might think Google had enough of a fight on its hands as it protests about censorship in China. But Google, along with Yahoo, is also complaining about newly-released plans to introduce an internet filter in Australia.

China says it doesn't blame US for Google's actions

The Chinese government has indicated that relations with the US won't be damaged by Google's decision to stop censoring search results in the country.

China warns Google's partners it could turn the heat on them

China has told Google's partners in the country that they should have a backup plan in case Google shuts its services down.

Australian politician says he's scared of gamers

Be gentle, now: an Australian politician said yesterday that he reckons gamers are more scary than bikers.