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3 November 2014

Stories from 3 November 2014

Corporate Critics Say Vietnam's New Tech Regulations Are Bad for Business

Advox

Vietnam has drafted two Internet-related decrees which impose stricter regulations on tech companies, Internet users, and online transactions. Are these regulations necessary or are they excessive?

Apple's China Experience Sours as State Hackers Target iCloud Data

Advox

Experts see the attacks as emblematic of the proverbial price paid by foreign companies that choose to make their services available in China.

This Virtual Museum in Lebanon is Winning Censorship Battles

Thalia Rahme reports on the state of censorship in her country Lebanon, through an interview with those behind the Virtual Museum of Censorship.

A Stretch of Asphalt Where Our Freedoms Should Be

The Bridge

Somewhere, lost in the brouhaha over a controversial stretch of highway in Trinidad, a protestor's hunger strike and misinterpretations of a key report, is the real point of it all.

An iPhone Monument Is Dismantled in Russia After Tim Cook's Coming Out

RuNet Echo

The statue's owners allegedly worry that the Steve Jobs monument, following news that Apple's new CEO, Tim Cook, is gay, violated Russia's laws against "homosexual propaganda."

Have You Got That Right? Australian Video Series Can Tell You the Answer

The new series of human rights videos by the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law include ‘What are Human Rights?’ and ‘Marriage Equality’.

Childhood Play Remains Technology Free by Brazil’s ‘Old Frank’ River

‘We Want to Live': Thousands Endure Hunger and Thirst in Syria's Besieged Yarmouk

Once home to 160,000 Palestinian refugees, the Yarmouk camp today houses 18,000 people under siege. The regime has cut their water supply. Online, netizens are drawing attention to their plight.

#ThrowAwayYourGum, Recycling Initiative in Argentina

Heavy Rains Affect Several Neighborhoods in Caucasia, Colombia

Kissing Protest in India Ends in Police Violence and Arrests

The "Kiss of Love" campaign was taking a stand against moral policing by right-wing groups, who think it's vulgar to hug or kiss in public.