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9 October 2015
In a follow up to the ICHRI piece, Small Media reacts to that report, with their own observations on the recent changes to Iran's Internet policy.
8 October 2015
Lebanon arrests two over Facebook posts, Venezuela blocks Bitcoin sites in crusade against foreign currency, and the EU takes 'Safe Harbor' away from US tech companies.
6 October 2015
Information campaigns and physical intimidation that once targeted Kurdish and leftist media are now being aimed at major media outlets of all kinds.
2 October 2015
"The single benefit is to the government and security agencies. They will be able to secretly wiretap, filter, and censor everything that is sent and received by every Internet user."
1 October 2015
Civil liberties defenders say a pending bill could catapult France into a new position of power in the field of international Internet surveillance.
Brazilian legislators seek to undercut the Marco Civil while Ecuador’s president wields tools of censorship to avoid hurt feelings.
The leak by Anonymous International reveals plans for the concept of a “national information platform” in Russia, which effectively describes the creation of an alternative Russian Internet.
30 September 2015
XcodeGhost has infected thousands of iOS apps and potentially affected hundreds of millions of users as WeChat was also inserted with the malware.
28 September 2015
The journalists are not the first to run into trouble reporting on the 3.5 billion Euro Belgrade Waterfront project.
24 September 2015
This week, a public outcry over encryption proposal sent Indian legislators back to the drawing board. Meanwhile, Iranian leaders are re-centralizing power under the country's Supreme Cyberspace Council.
“They have tarnished my daughter’s reputation in prison. They are playing with her integrity with their [ugly] words."
23 September 2015
A popular technology blogger and pioneer of Iran's start-up scene is quietly arrested at Tehran's international airport. A strange turn of events for someone not involved in an dissident activity.
Alongside the now-famous case of the Zone9 bloggers, there are so many detained Ethiopian bloggers, online activists and politicians, whose names are not yet on the map. Last year on July...
22 September 2015
Authorities have ordered the country's most popular social network to ban Children-404, along with four other LGBT groups, or risk being blocked altogether by Russian Internet providers.
17 September 2015
As the refugee crisis spills into digital rights territory, authorities take aim at a leading media freedom NGO in Ecuador, and Austria's parliament proposes new state surveillance regime.
16 September 2015
A Yekaterinburg academic has convinced Moscow city court to fine Google 50 thousand rubles ($765) for violating his "secrecy of correspondence" on Gmail with its targeted ads.
15 September 2015
Iran's Supreme Leader is strengthening his hold over Internet policy through the Supreme Council for Cyberspace.
11 September 2015
Russian censors have banned a series of political videos on YouTube featuring calls to anti-Putin activism. Notably, officials have banned clips from opposition leader Alexey Navalny’s courtroom closing statement.