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So You Heard About the SAGA/Apple/ComiXology Flap, and You Want to Know More About Digital Gatekeepers?

We can help with that! NCAC is concerned with censorship in all its forms, even those instances where private enterprises are within their legal rights to marginalize or ban content based on a point of view. Users engage with the … Continue reading

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No no, a cartoon, naked man in it, no, Apple won’t have it

Take a look at this panel from an iPad graphic novel app based on James Joyce’s 20th century classic, Ulysses. There is a part in the story where a character, Buck Mulligan, strips down and jumps in the Irish Sea … Continue reading

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Bikini apps for iPhone are “overtly sexual”

We can now add swimwear catalogs to the list of controversial iPhone apps, which already includes a Kama Sutra ebook, NIN, and the dictionary. In an effort to keep out anything “overtly sexual” from iPhone apps, Apple removed Simply Beach’s … Continue reading

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Apple censors the dictionary

Once again, a software company reveals its power over our access to information by making a dumb decision.   This time, Apple rejected a dictionary application, Ninjawords, because it included words Apple deemed inappropriate. According to an interview by John … Continue reading

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Why should U.S. computer manufacturers care about censorship in China?

Beijing recently gave computer manufacturers six weeks’ notice that all new PCs sold in China must have Green Dam software installed on their hard drives.  The name for the government-developed filtering program comes from references to a regulated Internet as … Continue reading

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How to get rich quick with the iPhone. Maybe.

The process for developing iPhone applications is simple: you need a catchy idea, a smart programmer (or two, or more) and lots of time. Easy. Once you’re done, you can then submit your application to the Apple store for review. … Continue reading

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Teen sex! No fun with iPhone! Holocaust denying! Cyber bullying!

It’s five, and my Firefox windows is a few tabs away from crashing. Let’s go through ‘em, shall we? Bristol Palin is now a celebrity spokesperson for the teen pregnancy prevention run by the Candies Foundation. You may have heard … Continue reading

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What it means: Nine Inch Nails and the iPhone application*: Annotated edition (*4+)

I should have put money on it – or at least Twittered – my Monday prediction that Apple would re-allow the new Nine Inch Nails application into the iPhone Store. The Apple store pulled the application because the application – … Continue reading

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