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Stories about Advox from September, 2015

30 September 2015

Malware Outbreak in App Store Alerts Tech Companies to Security Risks of China's Great Firewall

XcodeGhost has infected thousands of iOS apps and potentially affected hundreds of millions of users as WeChat was also inserted with the malware.

29 September 2015

Six Ways Pro-Government Forces Went After Hong Kong's Occupy Movement

"The [Occupy Central] movement suggests that both the Internet and Hong Kong are at a crossroads, that both cannot take its freedoms for granted," writes Lokman Tsui.

28 September 2015

Serbian Journalists Harassed by Police While Reporting on Controversial Belgrade Construction Site

The journalists are not the first to run into trouble reporting on the 3.5 billion Euro Belgrade Waterfront project.

24 September 2015

Netizen Report: China Joins Russia in Crusade to Keep User Data at Government’s Fingertips

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.

Jailed Activist and Artist Atena Farghdani Protests Mistreatment With Hunger Strike

“They have tarnished my daughter’s reputation in prison. They are playing with her integrity with their [ugly] words."

23 September 2015

The Arrest of Arash Zad, Iran's Start-Up Kid

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.

Zone9 Bloggers Are Not Alone: More Ethiopian Netizens Face Terrorism Charges

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

It Gets Worse for Russia's Most-Prominent LGBT Youth Support Group

RuNet Echo

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

Netizen Report: Refugee Crisis Inspires Both Love and Hate Online

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

Russian Court Fines Google for ‘Reading Private Correspondence’ on Gmail

RuNet Echo

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 Hardline Supreme Council on Cyberspace Consolidates Power Over Internet Policymaking

Iran's Supreme Leader is strengthening his hold over Internet policy through the Supreme Council for Cyberspace.

Veteran Thai Journalist Detained After ‘Attitude-Adjustment’

"Freedom can't be maintained if we're not willing to defend it," Pravit tweeted on the day of his detention.

11 September 2015

Russia Bans Footage of Opposition Leader's Fiery Courtroom Speech

RuNet Echo

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.

9 September 2015

Kenyan Public Intellectual Accused of Using Hate Speech on Twitter

Kenyan political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi apologises to the Luo ethnic group and Law Society of Kenya head by offering a goat and a beer after attacking them on Twitter.

8 September 2015

Facebook Activist Details How She Received a Seven-Year Prison Sentence in Iran

One of the eight Facebook activists sentenced to long prison sentences in 2013 for social and political commentary posted on their Facebook pages, has asserted that she was denied access...

7 September 2015

Browsing the Web from Cuba's Public Hotspots

Internet in Cuba – from public access points – is limited to using one social network, an email service, and chat and video applications.

5 September 2015

Inside the Trial of Zone9 Bloggers: 16 Months and Counting

The Zone9 bloggers' trial continues, with relatives prevented from documenting the proceedings, and frequent adjournments in court obstructing the progress of justice. Read Endalk Chala's latest report.

1 September 2015

Ecuadorian Journalist Fired Over His Outspoken Tweets

The newspaper officially says his dismissal was the result of his ignoring “cordial requests” made several months earlier to “comply with the best practices in social networks guidelines.”

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