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Culture, The Exhibitionist S.F. Library's New Privacy Screens Help You Watch Porn More Discretely

S.F. Library's New Privacy Screens Help You Watch Porn More Discretely

The San Francisco Library recently added new privacy screens to 18 of the computers at their main branch.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: When Privates Go Public

The Sweet Spot: When Privates Go Public

In 2003, Mattel, the maker of Barbie, sued Utah artist Thomas Forsythe for using Barbie dolls in photographs that depicted the toy naked and being assaulted by kitchen appliances. Time and time again, Mattel has engaged in litigation…
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Music, All Shook Down

The Top 6 Most Ridiculous Examples Of Lyrical Censorship

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Music, All Shook Down Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies: Raunchy Album Covers That Didn't Make It

Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasies: Raunchy Album Covers That Didn't Make It

(Complete scene here.)All-around entertainer Kanye West announced the other day that his forthcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, would come bundled with five different album covers. The only one we've seen so far is a painting by New…
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News, The Snitch Berkeley-Based Web Site Uncovers China's Scary Internet Censoring Instructions

Berkeley-Based Web Site Uncovers China's Scary Internet Censoring Instructions

Newspapers' tech and financial pages have been filled with headlines this week announcing Google's withdrawal from China. Apparently, the Mountain View-based search engine and all-purpose Web behemoth decided it had had enough of the authoritarian Chinese government's efforts to censor…
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News, The Snitch Does the San Francisco Public Library Ban Books? It Did Once -- The Author Was Worried the U.S. Government Would Invade His Thoughts.

Does the San Francisco Public Library Ban Books? It Did Once -- The Author Was Worried the U.S. Government Would Invade His Thoughts.

The San Francisco Public Library's planned celebration of "Banned Books Week" -- and online links to the sorts of literature that librarians elsewhere have been compelled to remove from circulation -- provide an opportunity for local folks to feel good…
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News, The Snitch S.F.-Based Current TV Censoring Stories About Its Jailed Reporters

S.F.-Based Current TV Censoring Stories About Its Jailed Reporters

Two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, reporting in censor-happy North Korea, are now being censored in America -- by their own San Francisco-based media outlet.  After Ling and Lee were sentenced on Monday to 12 years of hard…
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Music, All Shook Down Green Day to Wal-Mart: Fuck Censorship

Green Day to Wal-Mart: Fuck Censorship

Moral Crusaders? Green DayLooks like everyone who called Green Day sell-outs owes the band an apology. After releasing 21st Century Breakdown, their most ambitious album ever, the band followed up by doing the most punk thing they've ever done: refuse to…
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News, The Snitch Google: Is Censorship "Evil" or Just "Evil-ish?"

Google: Is Censorship "Evil" or Just "Evil-ish?"

The Chinese government has blocked access to YouTube and Google News in order to keep citizens from accessing videos and news reports about the civil unrest in Tibet. NewScientist.com points out that the Chinese version of the search engine, Google.cn,…
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News, The Snitch Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Benefit At 111 Minna

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Benefit At 111 Minna

While it's never occurred to me that comic book artists in this day and age would particularly need legal defense against censorship, apparently it's so, and likewise the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is throwing a benefit party at…
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News, The Snitch

Chronicle Bitches Out and Doesn't Publish 'Howl'

The Chron tries to do a story today on how the FCC can censor art. They highlight the 50th anniversary of a San Francisco Municipal Court judge ruling that Allen Ginsberg's Beat-era poem "Howl" was not obscene. They also say…
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News, The Snitch

Josh Wolf goes corporate

Is Josh Wolf, one-time martyr for journalistic integrity, setting himself up for corporate censorship? Just weeks after Josh Wolf finished spending 226 days in prison protecting his journalistic work product, he's signed a contract allowing a single corporate sponsor…
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