| Jul 8, 2012
Wednesday is Bowdler's Day, marking the 258th birthday of Thomas Bowdler, who published the works of William Shakespeare with the dirty parts taken out. And not only the dirty parts — Bowdler changed Ophelia's drowning in "Hamlet" from a suicide...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:20 PM
What would the world be like without the Internet? Fire up your browser and see what you can't do.
In the first strike of its kind, hundreds of popular sites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Boing Boing temporarily shut down Wednesday to protest a pair of...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Online social networking site Twitter said Thursday it will begin deleting users' tweets in countries that require it -- but it will still keep those deleted tweets visible to the rest of the world.
The move is significant because, until now, the only...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 10:05 PM
Twitter has promoted itself as a beacon of free speech, and that image was burnished when revolutionaries used the social media service to organize protests during last year's Arab Spring uprising.
But in what many view as an about-face, Twitter now says...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Twitter users listen up...The social media platform is getting a new technology.
Twitter is now expanding into new countries to broaden its audience. The San Francisco based company will now 'censor' messages on a country-by-country basis.
| Sep 22, 2012
| 8:00 AM
BEIJING — Every movie project involves a certain amount of negotiation, but finding middle ground proved no easy matter when writer-director Daniel Hsia tried to film "Shanghai Calling" in China.
To secure permission to make his story about a...
| Feb 23, 2012
Barney Rosset, the renegade founder of Grove Press who fought groundbreaking legal battles against censorship and introduced American readers to such provocative writers as Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco and Jean Genet, died Tuesday in...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Was prevention of anti-police violence the reason cops painted over a new mural, or was it heavy-handed censorship? It's a question the mural's artist seeks answers to as the story of the cops' literal cover-up generates a reaction far beyond the...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:18 PM
In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-age student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration —...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 10:09 PM
In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-aged student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university administration --...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:52 AM
WASHINGTON -- In 2007, Keith John Sampson, a middle-aged student working his way through Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis as a janitor, was declared guilty of racial harassment. Without granting Sampson a hearing, the university...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Chinese author Mo Yan was announced in October as the recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature; he's in Sweden now and will be presented with the award Monday. It was at a news conference in Stockholm that Mo made his disappointing statements in support...