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· May, 2017

Stories about Technology from May, 2017

Draft Law Would Require Egyptian Social Media Users to Register With Government

Users who do not register could face up to six months in jail and a fine.

Wanna Share News on Social Media? With China's New Rules, You'll Need a Permit For That.

"It is like asking us to uninstall all the communication tools or else whenever you speak, you could violate the law."

Wikipedia Is Turkey's First Major Censorship Target, Post-Referendum. What Will Be Next?

"Whats the aim, to stay uninformed?"

Is India's Aadhaar System an Instrument For Surveillance?

"Repeat after me: Aadhaar is surveillance technology masquerading as secure authentication technology."

Netizen Report: Vietnam Says Facebook Will Cooperate With Censorship Requests on Offensive and ‘Fake’ Content

Vietnam makes a deal with Facebook, beef controversy leads to online harassment in India and French authorities push to globalize ‘right to be forgotten’.

‘We Told You So': Australian Federal Police Accessed Journalist's Phone Records Illegally

Australian police have breached the law by accessing a journalist's phone records without a warrant in order to trace a leak.

The World’s Largest Biometric Database is Leaking Indian Citizens’ Data — But Keeps On Growing

Over the last few months, the Indian twittersphere has been awash with citizens concerned about government websites leaking millions of individual digital ID numbers. On May 1, the Centre for Internet and...

Fighting Fire With Fire: African Regional Body Proposes High Costs for Internet Shutdowns

A new proposal would cut off technical resources for governments that shut down the Internet. But if governments go offline, the effects will unquestionably be felt by the public.

Wikimujeres Wants More Women Editors to Fix Wikipedia's Gender Imbalance

"We are group of Wikipedia users concerned about the diversity and neutrality of Wikipedia and we are willing to work to reduce...the gender and culture gap..."

A Software Engineer's Blog Takes Readers on Bike Rides Through Japan's Backroads

Friedl's blog is a great way to explore Japan by bike, even if you aren't in Japan or don't necessarily own a bike.

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