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'The internet's sewer': why Turkey blocked its most popular social site | Turkey | The ... - 0 views

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    "Launched on the eve of the millennium, Turkey's most popular homegrown social media website has weathered lawsuits, criticism from the highest levels of government and even death threats directed at one of its founders. A simple editable online dictionary turned national obsession, Ekşi Sözlük has for more than two decades spurred its own biting form of social satire while providing a rare haven for free expression on the Turkish internet. But this year's earthquakes that upended life across Turkey may prove to be the death knell for Ekşi Sözlük, which was abruptly blocked across the country in the weeks after the earthquakes first struck, without proper explanation."
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Turkey launches probe after hackers leak civilian data and taunt president - 0 views

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    "Turkey on Wednesday launched an investigation after a hacker or hackers posted a database online containing the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens - more than half of the country's population - and a message taunting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The population of Turkey is around 78 million. Experts say the leak could be one of the largest public leaks of its kind."
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Database allegedly containing ID numbers of 50m Turks posted online | Technology | The ... - 0 views

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    "A database posted online allegedly contains the personal information of 49 million people on the Turkish citizenship database, potentially making more than half of the population of the country vulnerable to identity theft and massive privacy violations."
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Turkish Ministry Recommends Banning Super-Violent Minecraft | Techdirt - 0 views

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    "But the Turkish government has a plan to keep its youngsters from witnessing too much violence: it is calling to ban Minecraft. "
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Turks bid farewell to the Internet in the face of brutal censorship/surveillance law - ... - 0 views

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    "Turkey's brutal new Internet law grants the Turkish Telecommunications Directorate the power to arbitrarily censor Web-pages to the individual URL level, much like the Great Firewall of China -- meaning that specific articles that are critical of the state can be censored while leaving the remainder of the site intact."
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Turkish protesters using encryption software to evade censors | Technology | guardian.c... - 0 views

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    "Facebook and Twitter reported to have been blocked in run-up to protests, with people turning to VPNs to broadcast content"
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