RadiTo podcast app sidesteps Iran’s censorship

Fighting censorship has become an active part of life in the future we live in. To help combat it in Iran, the RadiTo app offers programming from the BBC, Iran's Radio Farda and Radio Zamaneh from Amsterdam. As Wired reports, it's available on Androi…

March for Science set for April 22nd

That hoped-for protest against President Trump's anti-science policies? It's on. The newly-named March for Science is now slated to take place on April 22nd — appropriately, Earth Day — in both Washington, DC and satellite protests worldwide. The d…

The Engadget Podcast Ep 26: The Sounds of Science

Managing editor Dana Wollman and senior editor Nathan Ingraham join host Terrence O'Brien on the latest episode. First Dana and Nathan face off in the latest installment of Flame Wars, tackling the latest news around Google Voice, struggling streamin…

China just made VPNs illegal

Chinese authorities block access to big-name websites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and numerous others, and to thwart these restrictions, many residents on the mainland use virtual private networks. Starting this week, that could be a crime. Us…

ProtonMail adds Tor onion site to fight risk of state censorship

ProtonMail onion site Swiss-based PGP end-to-end encrypted email provider, ProtonMail, now has an onion address, allowing users to access its service via a direct connection to the Tor anonymizing network — in what it describes as an active measure aimed at defending against state-sponsored censorship. Read More

China tells app stores to register with the government

China sees mobile app stores as an untamed frontier with too much free expression and rampant malware, and it's determined to put a stop to both. As of January 16th, the Cyberspace Administration of China will require that all app stores register wi…

China won’t allow ‘Pokémon Go’ unless it’s deemed safe

Don't expect to play Pokémon Go in Shanghai any time in the near future. China's official censorship body has declared that it won't license any augmented reality games until it has had a chance to determine whether or not they're a danger to…

Iran bans ‘Clash of Clans’ for encouraging tribal conflict

The Iranian government has been censoring internet for years to keep its citizens from exposing themselves to content it deems inappropriate or radical. Now the people have been saved from another toxic scourge: The mobile game Clash of Clans. The co…