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17 March 2016

Stories from 17 March 2016

Russia Plans to Fine Websites for ‘Propaganda’ of Circumvention Tools

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The Kremlin is so worried about internet circumvention tools it now seeks to make mere mentions of them illegal and introduce fines for "propaganda" of ways to access blocked websites.

Georgia’s ‘Sex Wikileaks’ Revives Fear of Government Snooping

“Everything you do in your bedroom can be used against you!”

Moroccans Rally for Unity, While Sahrawis Push for Independence After Ban Ki-Moon’s ‘Occupied’ Remark

"When will you be relieved from your prolonged pain? Oh, my homeland. Peace be upon you"

Europe Negotiates With Turkey to Slam the Door on Refugees

"Europe’s concern goes no further than guarding its external borders and containing people within Turkey – depriving vulnerable people and children fleeing war and persecution from seeking asylum in Europe..."

A List of Hope: Is Electoral Politics All That’s Left for the Iranian Opposition?

The primary question, to vote or not to vote, sparked a lot of debate in the February 2016 Iranian elections for parliament and Assembly of Experts.

Street Artists Paint Equilateral Triangles on Earthquake-Damaged Buildings in Nepal

"...a man approaches me smiling, and pointing to some heaps of bricks he cries "welcome to my home." Thats when I painted the rubble of the first triangle."

How a Cyber Heist Ended the Career of Bangladesh's Respected Central Bank Governor

"Dr. Atiur has resigned, that's his bold and honest move. But what happened to nabbing the thieves? How was the server hacked? Who was looking after the cybersecurity?"

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