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HTTP 451: status code for censorship proposed

Most Internet users are familiar with the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) status codes that tell users that something went wrong.  When it comes to ISP or government-initiated filtering, however, the existing codes are uninformative. The 4xx class of codes signal when the end user has apparently made some mistake.  For example, the familiar code 404 […]

Herdict Attends First EU Hackathon in Brussels

Herdict Technical Director Mike King and I attended the first (annual?) EU Hackathon held last week in Brussels, Belgium.  This event, sponsored by Google and Skype, was an opportunity to educate members of European Parliament about Internet censorship, filtering, and the need for transparency.  It was also an opportunity for 54 programmers to demonstrate the […]